Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be sharing bookish memories linked to which foods I was eating as I read them as part of Top Ten Tuesday. I only remember most of these because there are photos of it on Instagram, and then the rest are recent(ish) ones! Onto the post!
The Boy at the Back of the Class– apparently I was snacking on Giant Buttons when I started this. It’s a really lovely book, and I’m so excited that the author’s second is out next month.
North Child– this book is very long (and also very good), and I ate a lot of Dairy Milk Caramel whilst reading it for some reason.
Murder Most Unladylike– I was eating a krispie cake when I first read this, which has gone on to become one of my favourite books ever.
The Mystery of the Midnight Peacock– I was eating chocolate ice cream when I started this, according to the Instagram photo, which I think might be my first ever.
A Sky Painted Gold– I consumed about 3 packets of polo mints the day I read this, because my nausea was really bad and I was struggling to move and I sat on the couch with this and my polo mints and water and went to the 1920s.
The Princess who Flew with Dragons– I read this the day after a bad fall, and I consumed at least a few chapters while eating ginger biscuits. Again, these are good for nausea, which is why I like them.
Boy Meets Hamster– I finished this while eating Dairy Milk and drinking milk, according to my Instagram. The book is super sweet and lovely, and I’m very excited for the sequel due out next month (Boy Meets Ghoul).
The Storm Keeper’s Island- I read this whilst I was in hospital last year, and I vividly remember eating a Freddo the night of my surgery and trying to read more of this, which is brilliant. I did not, given that I was on quite heavy meds and in considerable pain, make much progress with either.
Lightning Chase Me Home– I brought this with me to my annual MRI scan a few months ago and very much enjoyed its company with some Maltesers in the cafeteria before I was due to get my scan.
Our Life in a Day– I was eating mint chocolate chip ice cream when I read the opening chapters of this, which is a really interesting and clever contemporary that I read at the start of the month.
Which books do you have food-related memories of? Do we share any, or have any snack preferences in common? I’d love to hear in the comments!
4 thoughts on “Ten Books I Have Food Related Memories Of”
I’m spotting a chocolate theme! I’m not a big one for eating when I read but buttons are a good shout.
Haha I barely remember what I did yesterday. Love how you could remember all of this. I mostly just have candy or chocolate while I’m reading.
This is a really fun post. I think most of mine would be sweet treats too, although I always read when I eat my lunch in work too.
You’re so right about ginger nuts and polos for nausea too!
What a good idea! I don’t actually tend to snack whilst reading though interestingly which is why I skipped this week. I might occasionally have a biscuit or crisps if everyone else is having some around me but it’s not a ‘with’ situation- and if I do snack it has to be finger foods as I’m not cutting, biting or faffing about with a fork if I can help it!!
I had such dreadful nausea with Littlefae it was technically hyperemesis (constant nausea and vomiting) – ginger nuts didn’t touch it, I only got relief from lemon lollies (the posh Sicilian ones) and the drink/mixer Bitter Lemon!