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 Pamela from Reading Is Fun Again!
Name & Blog Name: Hello! My name is Pamela D, and I blog at Reading Is Fun Again.
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my blog, because grad school was getting me down, and I wanted to do something fun. I decided to start reading for pleasure again. I started reading so much that I started a blog to keep track of what I had read. My book blogging addiction quickly took root. Also, the reason that my blog button has a kitty, and I rate books with kitties is because I have an adorable tuxedo kitty named Lunabelle. She would be quite upset, if she was not the star of the show. On my blog, I mainly review science fiction and fantasy books, but I do branch out to other genres too. In addition to reviewing books, I write a discussion post every Thursday.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I love my Thoughtful Thursday posts, because it gives me the opportunity to think more critically about my bookish thoughts, and I get to hear what other people think too. One of my favorite Thoughtful Thursday posts was on what people count as a completed series. Do they need to read all of the short stories and novellas?
Got anything special coming up we should know about? I am thinking about adding a reader/blogger tips post once per month, but I haven’t gotten too far with it just yet.
Whatcha reading? I am reading A Dance with Dragons right now.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc) I bought it, when it was on sale.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I finished all of the other books I was reading today, so it is the only one that I am currently reading. 🙂
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? This book is interesting, but it is not grabbing me like the previous A Song of Ice and Fire books. I need to push through though, because I know the second half of this book is going to be very interesting. If you are considering reading A Song of Ice and Fire, I really recommend the audiobooks. Roy Dotrice does an amazing job with all of the voices.
Whatcha drinking? I am drinking Diet Root Beer right now, because I already had my one Coke Zero today. I am very sensitive to caffeine, so I only get one caffeinated beverage per day; anymore and I will be up all night!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I love drinking soda when I read, because it is easy to hold/balance the can and drink from it. When I am drinking from a glass and reading, I tend to dump the contents everywhere.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Diet Coke. There are lots of other drinks that I enjoy like hot chocolate and sparkling apple cider; however, if I could only drink one non-water beverage, I would have to pick Diet Coke.
What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? This is such a hard question! I recommend Soulless (and the entire Parasol Protectorate series) by Gail Carriger for those looking for a fun, steampunk-y, romance, adventure, fantasy series. A lot of people tease me that I recommend this series at least once per week on my blog. I also recommend Leviathan Wakes (and the entire Expanse series) by James SA Corey to all of my friends who want their science fiction novels to have spaceships in them. Almost every single chapter ends with an OMG moment. Leviathan Wakes looks long (~500 pages), but you will zip through it. Finally, I recommend Doomsday Book by Connie Willis to my friends who prefer historical fiction but want to try something within the realm of science fiction. In this book, one of the characters travels back in time to the Middle Ages. I am so impressed with how this book comes together in the end. It is a very thoughtful book. Doomsday Book is a standalone novel, but it is in the Oxford Time Travel universe.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? I am proud of so many blogging moments. I am proud of the moment that I decided to start up my blog and the moment that I got my first comment. I am also proud that I have stuck with writing a weekly discussion post. Coming up with discussion post ideas is hard, so I am really happy that I have continued to keep up with it for the last several months.
Anything else you’d like to share? I am reading Jane Austen’s six complete novels this year. Everyone is more than welcome to read along with me with the 2014 Jane Austen Challenge. Next week (April 30th), I am going to post my review for Pride & Prejudice and people can link up their reviews. The next book will be Mansfield Park.
Thanks, Pamela! YAY, A Dance With Dragons!!! I just finished it back in December and actually read both print copy & audio and I agree — the audiobooks are pretty great! Thanks so much for being a part of Book and a Beverage!! (And I love your cat!!)
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