Ice-Cream Flavoured Books Tag (because i am the regal ice cream queen)

It’s a well-known fact that a book + your favourite snack = true happiness to the bookworm soul.

*sighs dreamily*. And shall I tell you what my favourite snack is…my favourite food is…IT IS ICE CREAM.  If you have not guessed. And if you haven’t i have no idea what you are doing with life my little bean? NOOWW, moving on.

So, if you do not know, (GOSH YOU NEED TO BE SMART IN THIS POST) I love Cait @ Paper Fury’s blog. I even interviewed her (!!!) so basically, number one fan right here. Thank you. And anyway, she did the Cake Flavoured Books Tag which was honestly such a delicious post and I loved reading it. And then I thought ‘hmmm, maybe I could take this tag’..but then…OH NO, would I be betraying the ice cream race? So I decided to just do a little spin-off version of this tag because I take inspiration like that! #GENIUS

But seriously this introduction post is getting kind-of super long. SO MAYBE i should stop. Oh no wait, I forgot. I WILL be making most of these myself. okay, let’s be real I’m stealing them all from Cait. Yeah, thanks now bye.

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Plain Books

ICE CREAM TAG

chocolate ice cream (a dark book)

So before blogging, I was a contemporary gal (GASP) and used to live OFF them and love them and even read a bit of dystopia and think that was evil. I was a smol innocent penguin. The good old days.

And then came along blogging.

And some people Goodread thought it’d be nice if they introduced to me to ‘dark fantasy’. OMG I LOVE. GIVE ME ALL THE DARK FANTASY BOOKS EVER MUAHAHAHHAHAHH EVIL ME EVIL I LOVE I LIVE FOR EVIL MY LIFE

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And that’s how it happened. Once smol and penguin-like and now smol and actually a penguin. Truly inspirational *wipes tear*

OKAY ENOUGH OF THIS NONSENSE even though my whole blog is filled with it.   Let’s talk about chocolate. NO STAHP. What i really mean is let’s answer this question. I mean really, chocolate ice cream is NOT my favourite. YOU KNOW WHY? I’ll tell you why pineapples. Because I feel it’s either a)too chocolatey 2)or not enough chocolate. Please tell me if you have found an ice cream that balances chocolate well because i need this in my life.

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SO REALLY DARK BOOK. ooooh, I LOVE dark and so need to read more of it! I’ll go with Six Of Crows and Crooked Kingdom because they’re my first loves ❤  Leigh Bardugo is queen. Nice knowing you.

 

Long-Dividervanilla ice cream (a light, fluffy read)

THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. I absolutely adore the vanilla ice creams you get from the ice cream vans and they’re all whipped and fluffy and I LOVE. and when they add the flake, it’s like the icing on the cake. HEY THAT RHYMED.

Sadly, I don’t really like fluffy books.

They just DO NOT sit well with me! I find them a)unrealistic and b)boring. Everyone seems to LOVE fluffy contemporaries that make you squish and laugh and smile.

I just don’t.

Everything Everything

So…this question is a bit of a tough cookie or should i say ice cream?  I’m going to go with… *scrolls through Goodreads* Ooh, If I stay – nope that was about death. Um…Oh yeah, Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. Okay, let’s go…this was 3 stars and I have to put it on here. go away.

Long-Dividercookies & cream ice cream (a gorgeous book)

Let’s just establish cookies & cream ice cream is HEAVEN LIKE and GORGEOUS and SCRUMPTIOUS. So I will say Strange The Dreamer. 1)LOOK AT THE COVER, HELLO and 2) The writing is basically ice cream melting into a sea of flavours and 3)Lazlo. So basically this book was GORGEOUS PERFECTION and YES, I love it. (I still love you, Lazlo)

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Long-Dividerstrawberry ice cream (a book that left you with mixed feelings)

Now I admit strawberry ice cream isn’t much of favourite of mine. I just don’t think pink ice cream is very nice. But it’s still ice cream…so I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS. Which means…I must have mixed feelings about a book…right?

YAY, YOU’RE RIGHT!

I would have to say Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index definitely gave me mixed feelings. Like it was great, BUT NOTHING MORE THAN THAT.

But then I think The Rose Society gave me the most mixed feelings because the characters were SO ANNOYING in this book and they were all strangers so all the awkward but it was still gripping and the world and writing and Marie Lu and YES. MIXED ICE CREAM HERE.

Long-Dividerpeanutella ice cream (an underrated book)

So you probably haven’t heard of Peanutella but EXCUSE me It is SOOOOO DELICIOUS and your tongue will just die on the spot.Basically, A book like that would be Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine.

Now you might be squinting your eyes at me like ‘hello..this is getting like 1% hype’ and yes some bloggers are talking about it but i think it should be exploding everywhere and anywhere on the blogosphere. Here’s a little list why

  • It’s a BOOK about BOOKS! ALL THE LOVE
  • It’s got diverse characters with DIVERSE personalities. #winning
  • It’s a little bit of magic mixed with dystopia and historical fiction vibes. perfect
  • It’s gorgeous and gripping and I LIKE A LOT
  • please  it’s good okay

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Long-Divider mango sorbet ice cream (an ‘interesting’ book)

Now look…I’ve tasted mango sorbet ice cream. It’s…very…interesting. *strokes chin*. Now it’s not HORRIBLE and it’s not OMIGOSHILOVETHIS it’s just somewhere in between the two like ‘Okay, Okay…I think I like this’ And that’s because it was my first time tasting it.

So my first Marie Lu book, Legend, was ‘interesting’ just like a mango sorbet ice cream. Like I was like ‘Hmm…nice…ooh that’s good…um great’ because I JUST DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL. Like can someone make this decision for me? Should i be happy or sad? WHAT DO I DO WITH?? MY??? EMOTIONS??? Like not memorable but…enjoyable.

Okay, I don’t even know what I’m saying. Let’s move on.

Long-Dividermint ice cream (a book that wasn’t for you)

So look ice-cream is great! But some ice cream is JUST NOT FOR ME. I don’t like anything mint. Chewing gum, ice cream, tooth paste (Don’t worry i still brush my teeth) I and mint just don’t…work? I don’t like, it doesn’t like me and everyone else seems to LOVE this book and I just have this #UnpopularOpinion and hide in the corner.

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EVERY BOOK BY PATRICK NESS EVER. Apart from a Moster Calls which I loved. Now moving on…I have tried Ness’ books countless time. More Than This, The Rest Of us Just Live Here, Release. I have tried.

And young pineapples, I have failed. I could’ve put this on my DNF but I was just waiting to rant. I honestly can;t make myself, no MATTER WHAT, read his books (SHHH A MONSTER CALLS) We just don’t click. Apart from the titles. He has genius titles.

And don’t get me started on how much I DID NOT ENJOY Holding Up The Universe. UGH.

Long-Dividerwhite chocolate ice cream (an all time favourite)

I will always love white chocolate. So add that in with ice cream and MY HEART ❤ These books you will always love and never forget and they will live in your memory forever and forever and…WELL, YOU GET THE POINT.

The Hobbit.

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Need I say more? WELL, EXCUUUUUSEEE me while I squish Bilbo and this book because THE LOVE FOR THIS BOOK IS INFINITE. I LOVE DRAGONS AND FANTASY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE.

Of course, Harry Potter and His Dark Materials and A Series Of Unfortunate Events are all up there. Oh and how could i forget The Kite Runner and…*voice fades off into the distance*

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Long-Dividercoffee ice cream (a book you DNF’ed)

So…some books I REALLY CANNOT get into. It’s honestly horrible and not very nice but I’ll go with a book that people recommended and I DID NOT LIKE…or even be interested in. I have a  smol list from my memory.

  • House Of Windows
  • Reckless
  • The Scorpio Races

Yeah that’s it…but really a lot of discussion posts say they’re ‘fine with DNF-ing’ and I AM SO NOT FINE WITH not finishing a book. I am 99% against it because books CAN. GET. BETTER. But I honestly tried… I AM SORRY BOOKS. I still love you ❤

Long-Dividerice cream sundae (a book you devoured)

Now if you don’t know… I love to eat books. Eating books is like amazing and they’re delicious. But some books I DEVOUR and I eat them in one gulp and one minute they’re there and the next they’re gone.

MAGIC.

Shades Of Magic

On the topic of magic, let’s go with the Shades of Magic series. Now..I didn’t exactly DEVOUR the whole series in one go. But I read A conjuring of light, a 600 paged book, in one day. Is this devouring or what?

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Basically, it’s perfection and the characters are all so amazing and the writing is sticky and perfectly well-crafted and the plot is unique and twisty PLUS it’s dark and shabby. Of course, I am in love. Kell, give me your coat.Schwabian right here.

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Anyone can do this tag! Just link back to this post and I’d love to see what books you come up with!

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Let's Whisper

What is your favourite book snack? Wha’s your least favourite ice cream flavour? What’s a book that EVERYONE LOVED but just wasn’t for you? What books do you devour? Ooh, and what did you last read?

Ilsa - Edited

 

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65 thoughts on “Ice-Cream Flavoured Books Tag (because i am the regal ice cream queen)”

  1. Wow! This post was awesome, such a brilliant idea. I will eat anything I can get my hands onto while reading but I do love chocolate…anything chocolate. (you’ve left my stomach growling after seeing that ice-cream in a chocolate mug devoured!)
    My fav ice-cream just has to be either cookies and cream or a really good raspberry sorbet! (or chocolate I guess!)
    Xx

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  2. Ink and Bone was just heaven! Like a book. About books. And then Morgan was just so sweet and I like cried when I SPOILER DEAR COMMENT STALKERS I thought she was dead…. MUST READ BOOK 2 🍦 🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦

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    1. YES! INK AND BONE need 5678% more appreciation. AGH, I like ALL the characters. Every. single. One apart from the fact that I couldn’t connect to Morgan. BUT I felt so bad for her. I’ve read book2 and 3 and while book 2 fell a little flat Ash and Quill was superb! Can’t wait for the other 2 books!

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  3. (fellow ice cream queen here) I LOVE THIS TAG IDEA and i just might have to do it! my least favorite ice cream flavor has to be strawberry, and i think my favorite is to be coffee+heath bar (so i would have to change that question if i did the tag oops). i devour epic fantasy so GIVE ME ALL OF THEM. oh and the last book i read was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (GAHH it was long! 800 pages, i think!). loved reading this post Ilsa!! ❤

    madeline @ a paper reverie

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  4. COOKIES! AND! CREAM! ICE! CREAM! I should’ve branded myself as the Ice Cream Queen before you did buuuuut too late. Yes to SoC and CK being dark books!!! I LOVE. I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE. And gosh, yes I devoured Shades of Magic really quickly! (Or… SORT OF quickly because I’m a slow reader and also read even slower with Schwab’s style of writing.)

    And I haven’t eaten mango sorbet yet (GASP) but I really want to! And WHAT I THOUGHT LEGEND WAS AMAZING??? TRS needs some work, though, definitely. And you neeeeees to reeeeead Champioooooon. NOW.

    Peanutella ice cream sounds interesting! Is it like… peanut butter and Nutella? And YES EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ INK AND BONE RIGHT NOW IT IS AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL AND GORGEOUS AND AHDJDKALKFJFJS. I’M STILL JEALOUS THAT YOU GOT ASH AND QUILL BEFORE ME AND I WAS THE ONE WHO GOT YOU INTO THE SERIES IN THE FIRST PLACE. 😭😂

    Dude that ice cream mug gif is KILLING ME OKAY???

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    1. MAY see? This is why you should NOT procrastinate. People claim titles too quickly and then you’re left to be the ice cream princess which is still AMAZING! I guess. Not as amazing and regal as me. Soc and CK were like the first epic dark fantasies I read and KAZ ❤ I read ACOL in one day somehow? I might need help.

      OOH TRY MANGO SOBRET…it's 'interesting'.I’m happy you liked Legend but it was nothing AMAZING for me? LIKE GOOD but not BETTER than that. i mean the second book was definitely better and I can't wait for the 3rd…but it's always been a mango sorbet to me. I NEED CHAMPION TO DESTROY MY SOUL.

      Peanutella is SIMPLY DIVINE MAY. You muuuusttt try it! Yeah, it's peanut (dk about the butter) and Nutella mixed together and YUM! INK AND BONE IS JUST FANTASTIC AND I'M SORRY MY LIBRARAY GOT A&Q BEFORE YOU IT JUST HAPPENED YOU UST READ IT SOON!

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  5. This is such a cute tag and I love ice cream!! But my favorite flavors are literally mint and coffee (not together… ewww) and it’s so sad to see that they are both associate with the more “negative” prompts. Oooohhh well.

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  6. Love this post!! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this tag before, it must have been fun to put together!
    Ahh Everything, Everything. I feel like that book is like marmite, you either love it or hate it! I’m probably in the middle, it’s an ok book to just read if that makes sense but it’s nothing amazing sadly😕😔
    I NEED to try Peanutella – that sounds AMAZING😍😍

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  7. I love all these books! I’m absolutely obsessed with the Shades of Magic series– I just checked out the last book but I’m scared to finish the series cause I’m not ready for it to be over! How did you read a conjuring of light in one day?!

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    1. The Shades of Magic series is JUST HIGHLY ADDICTING and Kell’s coat. KELL’s COAT. I’ve tried looking for his coat but nowhere to be found. HMM, interesting. OH THE LAST BOOK IS THE BEST OUT OF ALL OF THEM. Ooohh, well I just sat down the whole day and read. It was only 600 pages *hides*

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      1. It is SO addicting. And IKR can I have his coat please?! Okay, I’m going to do that. I mean, I’ve read the Harry Potter books in a day and those are about the same length so I bet I can do it, if I put my mind to it.

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  8. Well, I was going to say mint chocolate chip works well with chocolate. Because then it’s more chocolate-y, which is fabulous. But, then you said you didn’t like mint, so that doesn’t work anymore. Oh, maybe you will like mint if you put little bits of strawberries in it! Seriously delicious.
    By the way, I love your love for ice cream. It’s really adorable and reminds me of my mom. She always says ice cream is health food. So yeah, our family has ice cream daily.

    I might have to steal this tag because it looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Pip

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    1. Mint chocolate chip is AWESOME. I still LIKE MINT ICE CREAM just not..THAT much compared to another ice cream.Aww, thank you that is SOOO SWEETTT! I’m sure you mum is amazing and mean she must be because she loves ice cream! You have ice cream daily. I am jelly XD And thank YOU for such a sweet comment.

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  9. I need to remember to do this tag! Err *tapes a reminder to my face*. Also about ice cream (thank you very much for making me terribly hungry), have you ever tried Ben and Jerry’s??? They’re like ice cream heaven but also hellishly expensive *cries*.

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      1. Sadly my mother doesn’t agree, we only buy it occasionally, but I suppose that does make it sweeter….. What’s your favorite flavour? My family and me adore strawberry cheesecake but I’ve got a soft spot for Americone Dream as well….

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  10. Hail the Ice Cream Queen! Hahaha I love dark fantasy as well!! Everyone’s been talking sooooo much about Strange the Dreamer while I’m just here WAITING for my amazon delivery to arrive uuugh

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  11. Omg this is perfection. Now I really want ice cream 😂 and that chocolate mug at the end is killing me chocolate is my weakness 😍😍
    Omg Strange the Dreamer is the most beautiful book to ever exist 😱
    AND ALL THE SHADES OF MAGIC BOOKS DYDUDKFSELYDLYFKYDTKDYLHXLDSIG
    DFLYLFGGFGOKCUDJG so perfect

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    1. THAT GIF IS KILLING YOU *whispers* everything is going according to plan. I MEAN UM…great. I love that GIF too *thumbs up* BUT REMEMBER chocolate is NOT a weakness, it is your strong point! ASDFGHJKJHGFDSDFYUIOIUYTREDCVBNBVCXCVBNM me when reading strange the dreamer and shdes of magic books.no kidding

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  12. Wonderful post! I agree with mint chocolate ice cream, my brother and everyone else in my life is just like ‘this is heaven’, but me = nopey. My favourite is vanilla, but I also love white chocolate ice cream (although not white chocolate, because it’s chocolate, and chocolate is not my kinda thing.) What about your chilled cream highness? 🙂 x

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  13. *SCREAMING* YOU DNF’D THE SCORPIO RACES??? CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS IDEK NOW. OMGGGGGG.😭😭😭😭

    Ahem. *pulls self together* I will try to find it in my heart to forgive you. 😉 I also love Patrick Ness’ books half to death and back again. buuuuut BESIDES THAT! I relate to this a lot!! I LOVE Lazlo (precious cinnamon son) and I was meh for Everything Everything too. And dark books > fluffy books, every time. 😂😂 Also ADSOM is perfect and I want Kell’s coat. And the amount that Ink & Bone is underrated actually pains me to my very very soul. It’s so cruel. That book is gorgeous BRILLIANCE and I’ve read it twice now!!

    Also I actually agree about chocolate ice cream.😂I feel like a traitor to say that because I love chocolate?! But usually it’s not satisfying becuase it’s too much. I prefer vanilla + chocolate chips or like rocky road ice cream, or or or cookie dough!! And I had a caramel + vanilla ice cream with chocolate on the outside the other day and THAT was divine. *gushes about chocolate forever*

    So basically this tag was awesome and I love your changes. 😉

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    1. OMIGOSH CAIIT. WE HAVE TO STILL BE FRIENDS *soul breaks and dies* CAIIITTT I JUST COULD NOT GET INTO IT I AM SORRYYYYYYYY. PLEASE SAY YOUR STILL, MY FRIEND? But Cait I’m not sure about this? YOU HAVE A HEART? Where do you get it from? I’d love to know.

      Again, Ness’ books JUST DON’T CLICK WITH ME. Apart from the genius which is A Monster Calls! Dark books are my destiny, and fluffy books WELL AT LEAST I LIKE VANILLA OKAY? Lazlo is precious and needs to be protected. I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE ON THIS LAW.I KNOW, Ink and Bone is just AMAZING and everyone just doesn’t give it attention, the poor book 😦 Like it just deserves some love OKAY? *has a meltdown*

      I LOVE CHOCOLATE and I feel so bad when I say I don’t like chocolate ice cream?ROCKY ROAD ICE CREAM!!! And cookie dough is real good a swell!OMG THAT COMBO, I think my stomach just rumbled. oops.

      THANK YOU FOR THE INSPO ❤ ❤ ❤

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  14. I’m the same way with Patrick Ness! I read A Monster Calls and loved it so naturally I thought I’d jolly well try another. But I started reading More Than This and I actually DIDN’T FINISH. Which is a big deal because leaving a book unfinished is basically the equivalent of… of… of leaving a carton of ICE CREAM out on the counter and walking away to let it MELT into very sad, very sticky ice cream soup. But if I don’t like the ice cream, I don’t want to eat it because there is SO much other ice cream to eat. But it still makes me sad to abandon ice cream like that. *sheds a bitter tear*
    I think I need some cookies and cream to help me recover. LONG LIVE COOKIES AND CREAM!! (And Bilbo!!)

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    1. SOMEONE ELSE who just doesn’t like Ness’ books? YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY! A monster calls, I agree was FABULOUS but the rest of his books…UM NOPE. Sorry, not sorry. I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT DNF-ing! Ice cream and book LOVE HERE. It’s a crime and I have committed it. *cries* Put me in prison.AND YES Cookies and Cream is the cure to everything. fact

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  15. Lovely answers here! I really need to read Strange The Dreamer, ahah, same goes for Ink and Bone – that book sounds SO GOOD, I want to read it RIGHT NOW, actually. Also, I just bought Legend and I’m eager to read it, it sounds veeeeeeeery cool, yet I’m nervous about it now, ahah.
    I wouldn’t know how to choose a favorite ice cream flavour, I love SO MANY, but I think mango, or salted caramel have to be among my favoriteeees. ❤

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  16. oh i love this tag so much!!!!!! mmmmm ice cream, i want my fave now which is chocolate chip cookie dough *licks lips* six of crows is sooooo amazing!! i tried reading patrick ness and like you, i couldn’t get into him *hides face* lol. i think you should love Legend by Marie Lu, love it and hug it, please and thank you ❤

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    1. Chocolate chip cookie dough? HEAVEN! Agh yes, Six Of Crows was so so sooo dark and KAZ ❤ I couldn't get into Ness either *high fives* I'm not the the only one! *hides with you* I did LIKE Legend but it was a bit…flat for me. The books get better though! (*scolds self for not reading CHAMPION)

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      1. READ CHAMPION OMG!!!!!!! *cries forever* lol!!! Kaz is my precious baby and I just want to tell him how much I love him ❤ Ness….it's a no from me, I just can't do it. I really wanted to love that dystopian trilogy (can't think of name) but IT DRAGGED SO BAAAAAAD and I also tried that standalone with the blue cover, nope nope nope.

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  17. um hello, yes, excuse me, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM WITH THE COLOR PINK??? I understand not liking strawberry ice cream, fair enough, but the color pink should not be punished for this. it did nothing wrong, thanks.
    ahem.
    okay so yeah Lazlo mhm cookies and cream (even though I do not like cookies and cream. I ate too much of it and it killed me as a child) HOWEVER, peanutella ice cream sounds 10/10.
    When i go to my local coldstone, I always get their mix called “peanutbutter cup perfection” but instead of chocolate ice cream I get cake batter ice cream (kind of feel the same. love chocolate, but don’t really prefer chocolate ice cream) and it’s SO FLIPPING GOOD UGH.
    Mango sorbet is delicious, okay?? OKAY.

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    1. NOOOO. PINK IS AWESOME. OKAY SORRY. I DID NOT MEAN THIS *hides* i actually love light pink! NOOO YOU MUST LOVE COOKIES AND CREAM. Now who needs to apologise?! Mango Sorbet is delicious. I just have to eat very small spoons of it otherwise #overhwelmed.

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