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 Mackenzie from Stories and Scripts!
Name & Blog Name: Mackenzie, Stories & Scripts
Tell us a little about your blog! I started blogging over three years ago, because I wanted to start getting in the habit of writing more frequently as I one day hope to become an author. With that, my blog is focused on the two things I love most — books and movies! I take a slightly different approach than most book blogs and instead of a traditional review, I pull out the themes of the novels and discuss what we can learn from the books. There’s so much more to books than the surface level story, and I love getting to delve deeper into what that is for each book.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I’d have to say my favorite is my recent review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I wasn’t the biggest fan, despite being a HUGE fan of the series, but writing my review gave a whole new meaning to the book and why I felt that way. If you didn’t like it either, or weren’t sure what to think, I’m curious to know if you agree with me, so check it out!
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Nothing out of the ordinary, but I’ve got a lot of posts that I have to catch up on writing — so be on the look out for some reviews of some pretty popular and wonderful books!
Whatcha reading? I actually just finished Illuminae and am about to start Dark Matter!
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Illuminae was in my final package from my #otspsecretsister last round and Dark Matter is borrowed from a friend!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? With the Gemina release looming, I had to hop on the train, and I’ve only heard good things about Dark Matter so I’m really excited for it!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I’m not a big science fiction/fantasy reader and I still enjoyed it, so I would definitely recommend it! I absolutely love how the story is told through a unique format of classified documents, IM chats and the like. It makes for a fun read!
Whatcha drinking? Bai Sumatra Dragonfruit…it’s so good!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? It’s a toss up between tea and wine. Depends on the kind of day I’m having!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Green Tea Latte from Starbucks…everything you could want in a drink 🙂
What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and absolutely anything written by Jodi Picoult.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Last year during NaNoWriMo 2015 I won for the first time by writing 50,000 words in a month. The story was terrible and wasn’t even finished at that point, but it was an incredible moment! I’m hoping to do it again this year with a much better story now that I know I can do it!
Thanks, Mackenzie!! I had some iffy thoughts about CURSED CHILD too. I enjoyed it but I don’t think it was the best. I love your recommendation for THE GIVER! I re-read it as an adult and it was still just as wonderful.