Book and a Beverage [116] – Liz from Consumed by Books

Book and a Beverage

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 Liz from Consumed By Books!

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Name & Blog Name: Liz, Consumed by Books
Tell us a little about your blog! I blog primarily about young adult literature, and will occasionally post reviews of adult books. I’ve been doing it since 2010, although I haven’t had as much time to post lately.  I primarily post reviews. Sometimes I will get personal, but I love having so many people online that I can discuss books with.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!)  I’ve written a lot of posts that I’m proud of, but form this year so far I think one of my favorites is my review of I Was Here.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Honestly, I’m just hoping to get back into a regular routine soon! I do look forward to writing up a summary of all the great signings I’ve had the good fortune to attend this year.

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Whatcha reading? I’m currently reading The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey.  It’s turning out a bit differently than I expected and while I am not absolutely loving it, I believe there are a few more twists to come.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Library!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? While this one has been marketed as adult, I think it has a lot of appeal for YA fans.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? It’s a unique take on a relatively common premise, and a lot of readers will appreciate that. I can’t say more for fear of spoilers!

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Whatcha drinking? I usually prefer coke or Dr. Pepper because I read a lot over lunch and need the caffeine jolt.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Ideally I like to curl up  on my couch with an Angry Orchard green apple hard cider and a book after work.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I have to say the caramel frappucino from Starbucks, which I get might once a week or so.  Alcohol is a great luxury, but I need something in the morning to wake me up. Terrible habit, I know!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? There are so many!  My reading has been really fantasy heavy lately, so I want to go ahead and pick some of my favorite fantasies that I’ve read recently to share.  Of course The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, which is a beautiful, heart-wrenching series.  I’ve also loved Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman for so many reasons.  For a middle grade, Handbook for Dragon Slayers by Merrie Haskell is delightful and does so many things right.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? There are a lot of great moments — it’s so hard to pick just one!  Honestly I’m just glad I get the chance to wake up in the morning and hear people who are smarter and more passionate than I am talk about amazing literature.
Anything else you’d like to share? Thanks so much for having me, Brittany!


 Thanks, Liz! I love your beverage choices — that’s one of my Starbucks drinks of choice and I’ve really been into ciders lately too!
Love your book recs as well! I loved Seraphina and I still need to read Shadow Scale! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Liz! Connect with her at the links below!
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