Beer Book Tag

I miss doing book tags!! Again this is from youtube, originally created by Jessika, which was originally in Portuguese, but Sue and Megan of The Restricted Section used google to translate it, so here it goes. Please please check out Megan and Sue’s Channel, they instantly became my favorite booktubers! So without further ado, here are the questions:
1. American Lager Beer (lightweight and cheap beers)
A bestseller that you do not have the slightest desire to read

The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth, first, I am not a huge dystopian fan, second this book was over hyped which really turned me off, and third, I was spoiled big time, so nope not going to even try reading it.

2. India Pale Ale (more bitter beers)
A famous book/bestseller you like

Game of Thrones by George RR Martin because duh. Hahah I was so invested in this series, I go batshit crazy whenever someone says bad things about it. haha

3. Bohemian Pils (balanced and light beers)
An easy and enjoyable book to read

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris made me laugh out loud in public, his humor is just impeccable, one of the funniest books I have read. And because of it David Sedaris
instantly became a favorite.

 

4. Weiss/WeizenBier (German wheat beers)
A classic book

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, this was one of the few classics I have read, and I really loved this book. Oh the drama, how can you not love a book like this!

5. Amber/Red Ale (reddish beers)
An easy book to please everyone

I would go with The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, I have not personally encountered someone who hated the book with so much passion, so I guess it is safe to say that the book pleases (almost) everyone, myself included.
6. Sour Beer (acidic beers)
A book that few people liked when it was released, but you loved

I don’t usually read newly released books, but can The Radleys by Matt Haig count? I mean it has low ratings on goodreads (I don’t know if it started when it was released or happened through time), but I really adored that book. I gave it 5/5 stars!

7. Russian Imperial Stout (dark beers with roasted, chocolate, or coffee notes)
A dense or unclear book

I would go with something I recently read: Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, I know there is a metaphor behind the story, but I didn’t know what it wanted to prove, I mean he became a cockroach and it wasn’t explained how it came about. I didn’t see what it wanted to convey. The sense of it was lost on me. My reaction to it was: What the hell?

 

8. Saison/Farmhouse ale (spicy, well carbonated, fruity beers)
A cozy book that reminds you of good times

This is a no brainer! Of course Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, it brings back childhood memories.

9. Fruit Lambic (spontaneous fermentation beers with fruit)
A romantic book

Are we talking about the uber mushy one? Because if we are then I would go with The Deal by Elle Kennedy, it was super cheesy and super cute. It will leave you with a stupid smile plastered on your face. Haha

10. American Barely Wine (fruit, sweet balanced by high bitterness and alcohol, hops)
A book that has a bit of everything

Hmm, could I choose Game of Thrones by George RR Martin again? Of course I can haha. Well that book literally has everything, fantasy, romance, war, suspense, people killing each other, politics, grief, sadness, gahhh literally everything a man could feel. Haha

 

So there you have it! Thanks for reading and please consider yourself tagged! 🙂

Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Book Review

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From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Docomes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.

Publisher: Washington Square Press

Date Published: July 7, 2015

Date Read: June 2015

No. of pages: 342

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This one deserves a thousand cinnamon rolls!!!

Good god!! This book spoke to me in volumes. I could not even begin to tell you how this book hit all the rights spots. Too on point. And it was eerie that I’ve read this book when I am experiencing the same thing as what the main character has been going through. I don’t know about you, but books somehow find me, rather than me finding them. It wasn’t my plan to read this book, I just stumbled upon it, read the very first page and took it from there. Before I know it I am highlighting almost everything inside this book. I don’t know what sorcery is happening but man, this book definitely feels like it is written for me. I know it sounded so weird, and too impossible but that is what I felt.

Do you have that feeling when you loved a book so much you just want it for yourself? You don’t want anyone else loving it as much as you do because it would kind of ruin it for you, and you feel like they wouldn’t appreciate it as much as you did because they didn’t go through or never went through what the main character had been through? Like for once you want to be selfish, but at the same time you want to shove it down everybody else’s throat for them to read it and love it too? That’s me in a nutshell. This is madness. I can’t make a coherent statement for the life of me. But let me spew out words after another because if I delay writing this I might forget what Im supposed to say and I will be perpetually sad to feel there’s something left unsaid, so bear with me on this.

Gahhh this book. This book is everything and more. It is not your typical contemporary love story, it is not your typical girl who has been confused as to where her life is leading her, this is everything and beyond it. I loved that it offered alternative stories. You are definitely getting more out of a 342 page book. You are given an option which one you like best, and I am super okay with that. It’s like a 2 in 1 book, how often do you get an alternate ending? I bet not all the time, so this one is really unique. I love both of the stories, but I love the one with Henry more than that with Ethan. It was more realistic so to speak. I loved how the author was able to convey both stories in a different light, the stories were written in alternate chapters, at first I thought I would be confused and will not be able to follow where the story is leading me, but it was surprisingly easy to read and I really appreciate how the author made it so.

It was thought-provoking at best, it will make you juxtapose your life with that of Hannah’s and see things and your life in a bigger perspective. It is perfect for every twenty-somethings who is quite confused to where their lives are taking them, I sure have taken a lesson from it or two. If multiverse is true, then I’ll take refuge to the fact that somewhere, somehow, my other self is living the life she truly wanted.

Great book!! I cannot wait to read other books by this author. I have found a new favorite book and new favorite author. Yay!

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“I know there may be universes out there where I made different choices and they led me somewhere else, led me to someone else. And my heart breaks for every single version of me that didn’t end up with you.”
― Taylor Jenkins ReidMaybe in Another Life

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