Welcome back to BOOK AND A BEVERAGE!
In case you don’t know the deal about Book and a Beverage, it’s a very simple yet fun feature: We read books, we drink beverages, we take pictures of them and then I share your photos and a little about you to the blogging world!
Give a big welcome to Lauren from Lose Time Reading!
Name & Blog Name: Hi there 🙂 I’m Lauren and I’m the blogger behind Lose Time Reading!
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my blog in June 2012 after I stumbled upon the bookish community via Goodreads. I had no idea this entire, wonderful community all about BOOKS was here! The more I followed blogs, the more I realized I wanted to do this myself. It didn’t take even a full month after my discovery that I created Lose Time Reading. I love talking about books, and I didn’t have anyone to do that with, so this seemed like the perfect fix.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I’m torn. I loved creating a challenge for Bloggiesta called, “How to Organize Your Reviews Using Excel” and I also loved writing my first official discussion post, “The Library: When Good Books Go Back“.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? YES! As a matter of fact I do 🙂 On November 30th, I am participating in a SUPER fun blog tour for “Another Little Piece of My Heart” by Tracey Martin. It’s the next book out in Harlequin Teen’s digital first imprint and it was SO GOOD! I will keep the details a surprise, but it’s fun!!
Whatcha reading? Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (and Crash into You by Katie McGarry!!)
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc) I purchased it from the bookstore.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I love the covers on this series. They are so simplistic but beautiful. And I just started it this morning 🙂
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I only just started it this morning so I can’t recommend it yet, but I would say so far if you were disappointed slightly by Beautiful Darkness to still give this one a try!
Whatcha drinking? Apple Cinnamon Tea!!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Well it’s actually coffee or Gatorade but I’m trying to lessen my intact of both so a herbal tea girl I may become 😛
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Triple Venti Pumpkin Spiced Latte from Starbucks. No competition.
What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch and Stir Me Up by Sabrina Elkins. FYI – that was incredibly hard. And it would also depend on who was requesting the recommendation, but these are the top three I’ve been book pushing so far this year 😛
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? When authors tweet/retweet me. The first author who ever did it was Carmen Rodrigues after I tweeted my review of 34 Pieces of You. I swear my heart stopped.
Anything else you’d like to share? Just THANK YOU BRITTANY for having me 🙂 This was soo much fun!!
Thanks so much, Lauren! PSLs, man. Best drink ever and I am SO living it up in fall!
Code Name Verity is a definitely a strong recommendation! I DEFINITELY still have to read If You Find Me!
I hope you enjoyed getting to know Lauren! You can find out more about Lauren at her blog, Lose Time Reading, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Goodreads!
Are you interested in being featured on BOOK AND A BEVERAGE? Head on over to this feature’s page for the sign-up form!
And don’t forget! You can participate in Book and a Beverage at any time! Got a book? Got a beverage? Just tweet or post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #bookandabeverage and I’ll retweet that photo and share it in my weekly round up post!