Cake Book Tag || What's My Dessert?

allergy bulletin: the following baked goods are certified gluten-free but they have most definitely been written + processed with nuts

It is an undeniable fact* that books are delicious, so what better waste of your time thing to do than to assign types of cake to books you've read? Answer: THERE ISN'T A BETTER. 

*citation what citation i don't need a citation


Yup yup.  I grew up on the Warner Bros. film (also a fav), so when I was old enough strong enough to lift the book, I devoured it.  You could try seeing how long you can coherently mumble "fluffy bunnies" while you shovel in mouthfuls of this book, but that would be an inaccurate description of the novel.  Not fluffy.  Not bunnies.  Awesome book.

* but i'm super annoyed because bigwig never finishes the story of el-ahrairah + the black rabbit of inle, & i know it's supposed to reflect on his impending infiltration of efrafa, but i'm too stupid to get it

jenny :: recommends



I don't even know how many times I've reread this book, it's just such a brilliant, whimsical, witty, excruciating, delightful book.  Thank the Lord for Jane Austen. <3

jenny :: highly recommends


I can't think of any way this book could have ended otherwise; its plot necessitated an unsatisfactory ending (**spoiler**).  It was a good book, I really enjoyed it, but my morals & the protagonist's were often at variance.  

(I always think red velvet cake is going to taste like a fancy gala on my tastebuds, but then it just turns out to be...cake.  Not bad cake, but it looked like it was promising a whole lot more.)

 jenny :: recommends


ANNE BRONTE (bless her heart) DOES NOT GET NEARLY ENOUGH LOVE.  This novel is vivid, captivating, gritty - if you took the wise eyes of Charlotte combined with the passion of Emily, that's Anne + this book.

jenny :: highly recommends


It's dumb, I know, but I have an allergic reaction to big books??  The writing in this novel is lovely, it's so intensely-researched that you can tell Umberto Eco simply breathes this time (I also hate Umberto Eco because he comes up with things like "The Island of the Day Before" & isn't that just a perfect turn of phrase? BAH).  And yet I haven't finished the book.  Double bah.

jenny :: recommends you not follow her dumb example


Such a hilarious foodie book.  It's like a wine that goes down so smooth, you don't realize how much you've actually imbibed.  I went on to read Encore Provence as well.

jenny :: recommends, but don't read on an empty stomach / tight grocery budget


Dur.  It was this series that really got me going on writing in the first place.

the eagle of the ninth (love)
the silver branch (very much love)
frontier wolf (embarrassed to not remember)
the lantern bearers (not a fav)
dawn wind (enjoyed, but don't really remember??)
the shield ring (totes cool

jenny :: i like them but i guess they're not for everyone??


I loved this book but I was NOT expecting it to be the traumatic emotional roller-coaster that it turned out to be for me. (i also turned out to like fruitcake, which prolly explains a lot about me) NO SPOILERS HERE but personally I was reading it in early marriage / I think I was pregnant with my first child + subsequently a little crazy, so I was NOT EMOTIONALLY STABLE ha ha Lord help us.

jenny :: recommends this book it is amazing but feel free to take your xanax first

* you see what i did there


So it's a really, really heavy shortcake...  I honestly haven't read a lot of American writers, but this one...takes...the...


OKAY.  For plot, pacing, descriptive narrative, character development - basically all the marks of a good novel, this novel has them.  Literature classes should just study Lew Wallace, basically.

jenny :: highly recommends eVEN THOUGH IT'S A BIG BOOK

I saw this tag on Elijah David's blog Inexhaustible Inspiration, so feel free to

a :: check out his blog
b :: fill out this tag!

(a dark book you loved)
(a light read)
(mixed emotions)
(recommend to anyone)
(started but never finished)
(left you wanting more)
(4+ book series)
(not what you expected)
(fav american novel)

thanks for reading! bet you're hungry.
xoxo, jenny

{images via pinterest, graphics made by moi}

6 ripostes:

  1. This post is funny . . . but I have decisiveness problems. This is the second one I've seen though, so I just might have to do this tag.

    Also, the Sutcliff novels (one of my favorite authors). Sword Song goes in between Dawn Wind and Shield Ring.
    The Eagle of the Ninth (first introduction, first love)
    The Silver Branch (my least favorite of the ones I count)
    Frontier Wolf (loved/liked; its hard though)
    The Lantern Bearers (love, this isn't a popular opinion among the few I've heard mention it, but I LOVED this)
    Sword at Sunset (crossover with King Authur, main character is not of Marcus' line only sometimes features Aquila and Flavian, main character is Artos. The morality and description are um, bad, this novels is listed as adult unlike the others; I skimmed it, and don't count as part of the series myself)
    Dawn Wind (heartbreaking in the style of Outcast although not that extreme)
    Sword Song (different)
    The Shield Ring (this was surprise, I'd not known there was another after Sword Song; the new time period is fascinating)
    I'd love to more accurately (in my head) trace the actual time periods for each just so I could see the full story. Sorry, this turned into an Ode to Sutcliff novels. They've spoiled me for historical fiction really.

  2. Livia Rachelle - I started "Sword Song" once, but it was very obviously unpolished, since Sutcliff was never able to properly finish it. And I never finished "Sword at Sunset" for the reasons you mentioned. "Lantern Bearers" is great book, but it's kind of depression + as we all know, I don't do depressing. XD

  3. Now I'm hungry for both books and cake.
    (Love how you slip the 'u' into 'favourite'. The lack of the 'u' has always irritated me.)

  4. Okay, I fell for it. Here's mine.

    Ben-Hur has been on my to-read list for ages, so your recommendation makes me want to move it up a bit! I haven't read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but I did read Agnes Grey, and I think Anne is the most refreshingly normal of the Brontë sisters.

    Do I even need to second your thoughts on Jane Austen? And while I gulped down Rebecca the first time and thought it was marvelous, I haven't re-read it in a while—I feel like at this particular stage of my life I'm not up to that kind of vicarious emotional agony. :)

  5. Oh, I enjoyed this! I saw a couple favorites here, as well as a couple that I really, really ought to read (Ben-Hur, I'm looking at you, but you're soooo long and scary). And yeah, A Year in Provence is such an entertaining read! I bought several of Peter Mayle's books, and I love them, and I always get so hungry while I'm reading them (which can be unfortunate, considering that I mostly read them at bedtime).