The Best Classic Books as Inspired by Pastries

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Thanks to sfarnell for tagging me in the Pastry Book Tag! As usual, I can’t do anything quite like the rest of the world, so I turned this into a list of some of my favorite classics!

P.S. What in the world is a croquembouche???
 

1. Croissant: Name a popular book or series that everyone (including you) loves.

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The fact that I love this book so much almost worries me…after all, it’s not a happy story. But the imagery of the moors and the overall aura of the book just draws me in! As far as EVERYONE loving it…well, I know at least one person who would strongly disagree with me on that…haha.

 

2. Macaron: Name a book that was hard to get through but worth it at the end.

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It’s. So. Long. But the way Hugo reveals the connections between all of the characters through plot twists is absolutely incredible. You, sir, are one of my heroes.

 

3. Vol-au-vent: Name a book that you thought would be amazing but fell flat.

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

I’ve got to be honest here: I had high hopes for this book because:

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is one of my favorites! But I had a really hard time getting into it and I definitely feel like some things were completely forgotten about by the end…I don’t want to say more because I don’t want to spoil anything, but if you’ve read it I’d love for you to email me at ifmermaidsworesuspenders@yahoo.com and let me know if I just missed something or what!!

 

4. Pain au chocolat: Name a book that you thought would be one thing but turned out to be something else.

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Okay, I’m technically cheating here because I actually went into this book with virtually zero expectations…you heard me: ZERO.  I knew NOTHING about it besides that it was a classic and I liked the awesome orange cover art. (I actually love reading this way! But that’s a topic for another post.) It quickly became one of my all time favorite books. And here I stop in case you decide to read it blind, too!

 

5. Profliterole: Name a book or series that doesn’t get enough attention.

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 I’m not saying it doesn’t get attention…after all, it IS a classic. But I think it deserves to be up there with Pride and Prejudice, Sherlock Holmes, and fairy tales. It was absolutely mind-blowing (in a good way).

 

6. Croquembouche: Name a book or series that’s extremely complex.

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My mind immediately went to Les Misérables, but since I’ve already used that one I’ll go with this one, instead. Basically, Hugo was a genius, and if you think you know the story just from watching the Disney movie, think again.

 

7. Napoleon: Name a movie or TV show based off a book that you liked better than the book itself.

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 This play/movie is HILARIOUS (Reese Witherspoon version).  I guess it makes sense that I really enjoyed movie because it Wilde DID intend for it to be performed.  Congratulations, Oscar, you nailed the genre!

 

8. Empanada: Name a book that was bittersweet.

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It’s been way too long since I’ve read this book so I don’t remember much of it, but I definitely remember the bittersweet feel that lingered on after the end.  But no spoilers here!

 

9. Pate a Choux: Name one food from a book or series that you would like to try.

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What did the “drink me” potion and other growing/shrinking delicacies taste like, I wonder??
 

Thanks again!

And if anyone wants to participate, feel free!

7 thoughts on “The Best Classic Books as Inspired by Pastries

  1. Pingback: The Best Classic Books as Inspired by Pastries | Authoring Around

  2. I was in a small, second-hand bookshop in Paris a few months ago and picked up this one book based on the title. It had no cover, no blurb, nothing. Just a title in blue and a white background. I still haven’t read it but I see why you like reading blind. It’s quite exhilarating! 🙂
    Great list! I love Hugo and if you want another crazy long (and I mean that) and twisted plots, try Emile Zola. Then again… You could probably read 3 other books in the time you’d read this one and they’d all be worth it! 😀

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