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The Muffin Book Tag!

When I found out Sophie @ Books Like Wolves tagged me to do the Muffin Book Tag, I literally squealed! A MUFFIN BOOK tag?! Yes, please! Not only did I get to answer fun bookish, muffin-related questions, I also decided to bake some muffins for the photos! Basically, today was a muffin kind of day. Anyway, let’s get into the questions and – of course – my answers!

1. Blueberry – If someone said “literature,” who is the first writer that comes to mind?

I love blueberry muffins! Especially the ones we used to get at Ikea… They were just so good!

Anyway, I think Jane Austen is the first one to come to mind, but that’s probably because Sophie mentioned her in her own post. I guess that’s why I’ll go for the Bronte sisters? I gotta be honest here, I’ve never read any classics besides the two Little Black Classics I own, so… #Awkward

2. English – A work of British literature that became easier to understand when discussed.

English muffins?! They look so weird? Like, is it a pancake? It does actually look kinda good…

As for books… Erm, I don’t really know? Again, I suck at literature and classics and I don’t really “do” proper book discussions so I think I might have to skip this question!

3. Corn – A book that is great to take on the go and read at any time.

Corn muffins…? Really? Doesn’t sound all that good, hehe!

Definitely Geekerella by Ashely Posten! I’ve listened to the audiobook twice now and it’s such a cute, easy to follow contemporary that I could pick up time and time again. Whenever I feel like picking this one up, I don’t even think about it anymore, I just press play in my Audible app and listen!

4. Chocolate Chip – A writer you feel was or has been able to write during all aspects of their lives.

Chocolate chip muffins might actually be my favourite?!

Victoria freaking Schwab! Like Sophie mentioned in her post, this woman seems to write anytime she can anywhere she can and I feel like she’s not going to be able to take a break until like 2025?! I admire her SO MUCH for this. She’s such an incredible author and she really goes all the way when it comes to her books.

5. Oatmeal Raisin – A bookish trait you feel is just not necessary.

I really need to try these oatmeal raisin muffins sometimes… It sounds so good!

Here’s the thing: I’m far too easy to please. Nothing really ever bothers me when it comes to books. Love triangles might be plain and old and boring, but if they’re done right, I still love them A LOT. I guess maybe girls hating on other girls or just not being supportive of each other is something that’s unnecessary? Like, I don’t really mind SOME rivalry or anything, but I’m all for good, fun friendships!

6. Bran – What kind of reading material do you find you constantly force yourself through?

What is bran, even?

I guess the only reading materials I had to force myself through were high school and college related, and since I don’t go to college anymore I’m not forcing myself through anything! I’m quite “strict” when it comes the books I pick up (meaning I gotta be at least like 80% sure I’ll love them before I pick them up) so I’m never reading anything I don’t like. Sometimes I really have to force myself through bigger books, though! Like the longer Harry Potter books were such a struggle because I felt so intimidated.

7. Cranberry-Orange – Which two characters from different works would you like to see in one?

Ooooohhhhh cranberry-orange?! That’s a thing!? GIMMEEEE!

This is actually such a difficult question, though! I would love to see Sarah J. Maas’ characters meet, or Victoria Schwab’s! I love Cassandra Clare’s books because so many of the Shadowhunters characters come together in some way and it’s the best!

8. Coffee Cake – If you could see any poet, dead or alive, recite poetry at your café, which one would it be?

What is coffee cake doing in a muffin book tag?! I’d love some cake WITH my coffee, but coffee cake? Hmm…

So… Another confession: I’ve never read poetry. Actually, I did once, when I accidentally got Emily Bronte’s poetry collection from the Little Black Classics series, and I didn’t like it very much. Maybe this is going to sound very basic, but I guess it would be cool to have Rupi Kaur recite her poems? I’ve been wanting to read her work for a while now so if she recites them, I don’t have to read them anymore. Hehe!

9. Cruffin (croissant-muffin) – A great, short work of French literature.

I can’t decide whether or not this is the best or the worst idea ever. Like,  croissant-muffin?! Really?! I don’t always like croissants so this one is not all that exciting to me, hehe! Although… I just Googled what they look like and HOLY FRICKAMOLY. YUM!?

Like British literature, classics and poetry, I haven’t read any French literature, either! I do really love the Phantom of the Opera musical/movie, though, and it’s based on a French Classic! One day I’ll be picking it up, guys… ONE DAY!

10. Muffin Top – A work that would be better abridged.

Most long books, probably? Haha, okay, not true! I actually can’t really think of a book? Maybe some of Sarah J. Maas’ books and maaaaybe even some of Cassandra Clare’s, but overall I really enjoy long books – if they don’t intimidate me too much! Also, Harry Poter & the Order of the Phoenix was way too long for me. I got through it, but it would’ve been less intimidating if it were smaller!

11. What is your favourite muffin?

My favourite has got to be homemade cinnamon-apple rum-raisin muffins. Does that make sense? Basically, it’s your normal/original muffin mix with bits of apple coated in cinnamon and with raisins soaked in rum. I’d actually never made them before today, but it sounded like a fantastic idea and IT WAS!

12. Let’s Go to Drury Lane – Who do you tag?

I usually don’t really tag people because of different reasons, but I had so much fun doing this tag and I’m sure the people I’ve tagged will enjoy it, too! Anyway, I tag: Do @ What Do Reads, Lara @ Words With Lara & Fanna @ Fannatality.



  • dominique_x

    Ah such a nice tag. I really like the pictures in between. When I think of literature I always think of Charles Dickens, haha I don’t know why (or Jane Austen). I also loved Geekerella, it’s just the perfect contemporary. I would recommend Queens of Geek by Jen Wild, it’s about a con/nerdy stuff haha as well and I loved it!

  • Sophie Alex

    Your excitement throughout this post made me so so happy, OMG!!! I knew this was such a perfect tag for you. Your muffin pics were GOALS. You must be such a talented baker! I’m a potato at cooking. I just like the EATING part. The english pancake (oops sorry muffin. It does look like a pancake) was not on my radar whatsoever, either! I love your black mug, too.
    I also love Cassandra Clare’s books because of all the cross-overs and relatives! Hahaha. Some of the books in the Throne of Glass series could be totally shortened, in my opinion. Amazing post and answers!!

  • Fanna

    This tag makes my mouth water, haha! Thanks so much, Ayla, for tagging me, I’m gonna have so much fun doing this <3 <3 Also, oh my God, these pictures are so amazing and the cupcakes look yum!! Did you bake them yourself? 😀

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