Updated: Nov 15, 2019
I ran across this idea on Sahi’s blog, and I loved the idea. Especially since it combines two of my favorite things – waffles and books. The idea originally comes from Kat at Novels and Waffles, so make sure to pop over to both of those blogs to browse through their bookish posts! All of the waffle graphics used in this post come from Kat’s blog.
Here are the rules:
· You must link back to Kat @ Novels and Waffles.
· Feel free to use her graphics, but you must credit her. It’s only fair.
· Tag as many people as you want (or don’t). No pressure.
My favorite classic would have to be Crime and Punishment by Dostoyevsky. I’ve had a thing for Russian literature since I was in high school. Weird, right? I remember having to read English literature in school and finding it kind of bland and dry. But the Russians have a way with words and a dramatic flourish that just speaks to my soul!
I don’t read many books that are wholesome all the way through. Most are pretty dark and twisty, but I’d have to say that Eat, Pray, Love is the most wholesome book I’ve read in a long time. And it has the added perk of encouraging women to be self-sufficient.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a super nostalgic book for me. It brings me back to a time when magic was possible, Harry and his crew were just little kids, the world was a simpler place, and life was a whole lot easier. *Sigh*
Will Trent, from the Karin Slaughter series named after him, is a total chocolate waffle. He’s the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent who is an all-around great guy, even when he gets the short end of the stick (which is most of the time). He’s polite, respectful, smart, handsome, and always out to deliver justice to the bad guys, no matter which side of the law they are on. Please excuse me while I swoon! Just in case you doubt my claims, you can refer to Snatched (or any of the other novels in the series).
Moloka’i was one of those books that actually made me cry. It’s about a girl named Rachel who lives in Hawaii in the late 1800s, who develops leprosy at age 7, and is sent to live in a leper colony away from her family. It tells the story of her life, which has plenty of beauty and sadness. It’s beautifully written, and I guess what got to me the most was that the leper colony was a real place, that was active until 1969.
The Water Crown is a book that I read recently that definitely fits this description. It was a bit outside of my comfort zone, but it was such a great concept, and I absolutely loved the story, the settings, and the characters.
I’ve read every single one of the Dark-Hunter books by Sherrilyn Kenyon. They started out great, but became a bit predictable as the series went on. Some of the later books even had entire sections repeated from one book to the next, but I kept reading since I had already read so many by that time.
As much as I love holding a *real* book in my hands, I’d have to say my Kindle e-reader. It isn’t always practical to walk around with a huge book stuffed into my purse. Also, since I write reviews on the books, I like to take notes as I read, making it more difficult if I’m not reading at home, since I’d then have to take a book, a notebook, and something to write with. With my Kindle, I can highlight and actually take notes on the device, which has come in handy. But it’ll never replace an actual book to me.
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