This brunch train CANNOT BE STOPPED.
In honor of Bacon, Eggs, & Kegs, I created an Omelette Book Tag.
Here you’ll find all (well, most) of your favorite omelette fillings, plus some oddballs thrown in for added variety.
A weird story element that worked better than you expected
Never thought sentient bread would be the most believable part of Sourdough (aside from the post-college aimlessness.)
Is it an alien? An evil spirit? I’m too busy untangling the mysterious farmer’s market to care.
Favorite fact gleaned from a book (fiction or nonfiction)
Per Originals, one of my very favorite nonfiction reads, frenemies cause more anxiety than enemies.
With enemies, you know where you stand.
With frenemies, you never know how they’ll treat you.
In fact, it’s better to have an enemy that might one day become a friend. Once you win them over, they’ll be your friend for life.
Though it took a LONG TIME, I used this knowledge to befriend a former enemy who now makes me vegan dinners and invites my family members to his holiday parties.
A salty character
Holland is so done with everything.
I don’t know why I love peeved villain energy.
As soon as I encounter it, I’m convinced redemption is not far off.
I’m…not always right.
A funky book or series
“This book can’t get any weirder,” I said every couple of pages.
Romeo and/or Juliet continually proved me wrong.
A book you feel is out of your league
For me, reading literary fiction yields mixed results.
Is some man gonna monologue about the beauty of nature and the inevitability of death?
UUUGGGHH, no THANKS.
Carolina’s lovely, conflicted review of A Little Life gave me mixed feelings about reading this doorstopper.
Elsewhere, I’ve seen this book described as “misery porn,” which…yikes.
As much as I’d like to fall in love with the characters, I don’t have the stomach for all the book’s content warnings.
A book with a moral that came on too strong
This might be why I hated Hot Dog Girl so much. (minor spoilers ahead)
In one scene, Lou’s father outright states the lesson of the novel.
Lou brushes him off, drawing attention to the moral with some on-the-nose commentary.
Concerning the romance, while the message is decent, it’s the same message applied to every friends-to-lovers story I’ve ever read.
I THOUGHT I was getting something BRAND NEW with a bisexual hot dog girl.
Turns out it was the same old stuff in wacky packaging.
A book that felt like a cheap imitation of a better story
Most YA fantasy or dystopian stories feel this way to me.
Especially Gunslinger Girl.
I know we all want to write badass dystopian novels, but WE HAVE TO DO BETTER.
I say this as someone WHO HAS WRITTEN AN AWFUL DYSTOPIAN NOVEL.
The difference is JAMES PATTERSON DID NOT PUBLISH MY DRAFT AND BILL IT AS A SEARING NEW VOICE IN YA LITERATURE.
This book contains all the stereotypes you’d expect with some downright confusing left turns.
For instance, Max’s stupid Christmas tree hair. Everyone still celebrates Christmas?? What WORLD is this???
A simple story with a special added ingredient
Hear me out: My Lady’s Choosing is your typical sexy Victorian romance novel…written as a choose-your-own-adventure.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??
The most expensive book on your TBR
I try to buy my books from indie bookstores, which means fewer discounts.
DC Bombshells: The Deluxe Edition Volume 2 costs $40.
How badly do I want this book?
A trope you’d like to see used more often
I love to see women banding together and supporting each other.
Moxie is my all-time favorite example of this.
Dead Queens Club took a while to get there, but it eventually ended with powerful young women teaming up to defeat a tyrant.
That part, at least, was inspiring.
A character you find dreamy
Let’s bring out my LONGEST-STANDING FICTIONAL CRUSH.
After 20 years, I STILL love Tuxedo Mask with all of my heart.
You can’t fight true love.
A romantic moment that made you blush
Chances of me reading Alex, Approximately again: minimal.
Chances I will remember it forever: HIGH.
I don’t know why this is STILL the hottest sentence I’ve ever read, but d-d-d-d-damn:
Porter tells Bailey, “I will be your revenge.”
That is some Kylo Ren-y emo nonsense…so WHY DOES IT WORK ON ME????
I appear unable to stop making tags.
This omelette one is my favorite so far.
Do you like eggs? Are you a straight-edge vegan?
Doesn’t matter! All are welcome to do the Omelette Book Tag!
For now, go out and enjoy some bacon, eggs, and kegs!