Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine whereby food is served in small (tapas-like) portions and is common during yum cha (which literally means: drinking tea). This tag is inspired by good company and good eats.
Here are some rules to devour this tag:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
2. Devour dim sum and answer the tag questions
3. Tag five others to join your round table for some dim sum fun
4. Food coma
Tea: A book that started off hot but quickly turned cold:
I just felt like there wasn’t much to the story.
Chiu Chow Dumpling: A book that features elements of land and sea:
There’s a whole Kingdom of people who live close to or in water.
Rice Noodle Roll: A favorite multi-layered character you’ve read (i.e. Traits? Skills? Morally Ambiguous?)
Søren from The Original sinners. I was so wrong about him in the start. And his character becomes so much clearer towards the end of the series.
Shrimp Dumpling: A book with a transparent blurb that gives the story away
There is nothing more to the story than what has already been told in the blurb.
Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her birth date to ward off suspicion about her ability, brush up on her history, and work with Gideon–the time traveler from a similarly gifted family that passes the gene through its male line, and whose presence becomes, in time, less insufferable and more essential. Together, Gwyneth and Gideon journey through time to discover who, in the 18th century and in contemporary London, they can trust.
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns: A book that is fluffy on the outside but packs a punch of flavor (e.g. Message? Depth? Controversy?)
This is one beautiful book. Inside out!
Chicken Feet: A book with divided opinions
You either love this book or hate it. For me it was the former but there are some bad reviews and even 1 star ratings.
Lotus-Wrapped Sticky Rice: A book you’ve received/given that was nicely packaged.
I don’t really receive a lot of books. I just buy them myself.
Egg Custard Tart: A book that uses simple ingredients and clichés but executes it perfectly
Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They get separated. Some huge secret. Some big mistakes. Happy ending. True cliché but still perfect.
Mango Pudding with Evaporated Milk: Any book recommendation + beverage/snack that’s a winning combination
Popcorns with this book. It makes me so happy. Reading this book is the greatest experience. And listen to some good music too!
Fried Sesame Balls: A book with embossed text/design you just love to run your fingers over
Dim Sum Steam Cart: The type of carrying bag you use to bring books around (take a picture!)
I don’t have a particular bag. Whatever I can find at the time is okay.