I saw this ages ago on the Captivated Reader's blog who found it through Alexa Loves Books Vlog on YouTube via her blog Alexa Loves Books.
I really liked that idea. And since the ice cream parlors have opened here, again, I thought it was about time to post this.
I love ice cream. Unfortunately, I am lactose intolerant and therefore often can only eat sorbets but once in a while I come across an ice cream parlor in a town that has some lactose free varieties. The best is when they offer my favourite lactose free, mint chocolate chip.
So, here are my answers to the different flavours:
1. Vanilla - A book you wish had more flavour:
I know a lot of people really like it but I found it just a little boring.
Joyce, Rachel "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" - 2012
2. Chocolate - A long book or an immersive world that you enjoyed indulging in:
India shortly after independence. A story of four different families from four different cultures. 1500 pages.
Seth, Vikram "A Suitable Boy" - 1993
3. Strawberry - A romance that was super sweet:
Since I love reading about foreign countries, especially those I might never visit, I really enjoyed this story about Farid and Rana, their families, Damascus and Syria.
Schami, Rafik "The Dark Side of Love" (GE: Die dunkle Seite der Liebe) - 2004
4. Ice cream sundae - A book encompassing all the elements you love:
I have always liked writing letters, I have always enjoyed hearing about other countries, I like reading about history (recent and ancient), this book is as much about me as about the author.
Brooks, Geraldine "Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over" - 1997
5. Milkshake - A book that blends genres:
This is a classic as well as a historical novel. I love both of them. And I love Charles Dickens, so what would fit better.
Dickens, Charles "A Tale of Two Cities" - 1859
6. Sprinkles - A book with a colorful cover:
This was probably the hardest topic, I don't read romance stories, so my covers are seldom very colourful. So, this isn't very sprinkly but I think it is the most colourful book I have among mine.
Larsen Line, Joanne/Loving Tubesing, Nancy "Quilts From The Quiltmaker's Gift" - 2000
7. Ice cream cake - A book worthy of a celebration Ice cream cookie sandwich or three scoops on a cone - a book with multiple perspectives:
I love books with multiple perspectives, stories told from several points of view are among my favourites. So, here is one I read more than a decade ago that is still in my memory as if I read it yesterday.
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Poisonwood Bible" - 1998
8. Waffle cone - A book you felt compelled to read very quickly:
That's a tough one. I love lingering on good stories, so I think those that I try to read quickly are the ones I don't enjoy much, usually some that are book club books because otherwise I would not finish them at all. This was the last one that wasn't to my taste:
Carroll, Lewis "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - 1865
9. Pint - A book you set aside but plan on going back to later:
I don't really set a book aside, I just read them in smaller doses if I want to finish them but have a hard time going through it. This is one, though, that I had on my TBR pile for ages and only managed to read last year thanks to a good blogger friend who organized a buddy read.
Rushdie, Salman "The Satanic Verses" - 1988
10. Your preference - cup or cone?
I love the waffle, so for me, it has to be cone (provided it is lactose free, of course).
11. Your preference - favorite flavour?
As I mentioned above: mint chocolate chip. But I also love chocolate on its own. And nuts, any nuts. And dark berries, those are my preferred sorbets. But if I have to pick one: mint chocolate chip.
12. Your preference - toppings?
Who needs toppings if the ice cream is good. And if it's not good, the topping doesn't enhance it.
13. Your preference - favourite local ice creamery
Most German ice cream parlors are named after something Italian, the best one in our town is called Venezia. We love going there. And my "little" brother (heehee, he's over fifty years old and almost two metres, i.e. 6 foot 6) lives just around the corner, so when we go, we send him a WhatsApp message and when he's at home, he joins us. So, definitely a win-win situation.
14. Best shared with friends - who do you tag?
I tag all my blogger and non-blogger friends. If you feel like participating, please consider yourself tagged! Share a link to your Ice Cream Book Tag post in the comment section below so I can read your answers. I'm looking forward to it.