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Book and a Beverage [165] – Chelsea from Books for Thought

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 Chelsea from Books for Thought!

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Name & Blog Name: Chelsea from Books for Thought
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my blog over 3 years ago after finding people on YouTube that talked about books. I figured “hey, I could do that!” but I’m not a camera person so blogging seemed like the next best thing! I’ve been going through old posts recently and there’s been such an improvement!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? This question is like being asked to pick your favourite book. There’s too many to chose from! I’ll link you a few that I enjoyed. The titles pretty much explain themselves.
Friday Recommends: If You Liked Gilmore Girls
Wanderlust Wednesday: Canada Edition
Tips and Tricks for Personalizing Your Blog Theme
Ten Bookish Things I’m Incredibly Thankful For
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Starting in October and going until the end of December, me and Alice from Alice’s Book Vault are holding our Travelling the Pages feature where we feature books that don’t take place in the U.S.. It’s been exciting finding all these cool books!
I’ve also been sharing my knowledge of programming and design this year. I’ve been slowing putting out posts but starting in the new year I’d like to make it a regular thing.

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Whatcha reading? I just started The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee!
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc) I won it in a giveaway about a month ago!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I’m not crazy far into it yet but so far it’s really interesting. I’m liking the different perspectives and right now it kind of has a Gossip Girl vibe going on. I’m hoping it’s a book that will push me out of my current reading slump! So far it seems to be an interesting dystopia book which I love. So many dystopias are becoming the same things over and over again. Right now this one is a lot different plus the whole living in a giant tower is pretty cool.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I would! Especially for those, like me, who love dystopia books. It has the dystopian feel without being too similar to the popular ones like The Hunger Games or Divergent. This book is doing something different with the dystopia genre!

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Whatcha drinking? My favourite fall/winter drink…apple cider! Some people are all about that pumpkin this time of year but I’d easily pick apples any day.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I love to drink warm things when I read. (Who doesn’t really?) Sometimes apple cider and hot chocolate can bee too sweet so I usually go for some warm tea. Herbals are my favourite and I love anything really fruity.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I’m really loving the passion tango tea lemonade from Starbucks but also their salted caramel hot chocolate. I’m allergic to milk and Starbucks give me the option to use soy milk which I’m very grateful for!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, and Moon Called by Patricia Briggs! All three are adult/new adult and I adore them all.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? I’m pretty proud just being a part of this community. I know a lot of intense things have been happening lately but I try to stay positive and I really do love all the bloggers and bookish people I’ve met. That aside, I’m pretty excited that I just upgraded my blog to a self hosted website which means I have a lot more control over it. As a programmer I knew I was capable of doing more things with my blog I just never had enough time or money to actually go ahead and do what I wanted. It’s done now though and I’m glad! I was also asked to run a street team this year and I’m loving it! It’s a little smaller for right now but I have high hopes that it will keep growing!
Anything else you’d like to share? Extra book rec: I just finished The Madion War Trilogy by S. Usher Evans and I highly recommend for fantasy lovers! Check that one out for sure!
Thanks for having me!

 

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Hello lovelies! I’m Chelsea, a twenty-something year old blogger who loves all things books and design. My blog is a combination of my two loves. When my time isn’t spent reading, I also draw, play guitar, play videos games, and laugh at silly animal pictures. Feel free to add me on any of my social media platforms!

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 Thanks, Chelsea! It was so much fun having you on Book and a Beverage today! I love your favorite posts!!

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Book and a Beverage [164] – Erica from Novel Ink

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 Erica from Novel Ink!

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Name & Blog Name: Erica – Novel Ink
Tell us a little about your blog! Novel Ink is a blog run by three kick ass ladies; Christy, Madalyn & myself. We focus on YA, but we go out of the box from time to time. The great thing about having three girls is the amount of diversity we bring. We all have our favorites so you’ll see a variety of posts over at Novel Ink.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) Hmm, that is a really good question and allowed me to go back and see some of my posts, which was nice. I’d have to say I’m most proud of the post about my cousin. It talks a lot about remembering him and depression. It just is a post that took a lot for me to write and always stays with me. 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Sadly, no, but my brain has been coming up with some ideas just nothing set in stone…yet! I’ll definitely see keep an eye out.

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Whatcha reading? I am just starting The Kiss of Deception; a buddy read with Christy.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): It was a gift from a friend!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I have been eyeing it for some time and I know a lot of people absolutely love this trilogy so I thought it would be a good book to feature! 🙂
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? Well, I’m just now starting it, but like I said a lot of people rave over this trilogy. I hope I can say after I finish that I will highly recommend it (fingers crossed).

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Whatcha drinking? I’m drinking some tea right now because it always calms me down and relaxes me and I need to relax so badly. I’m still unpacking from moving over the past weekend so tea is just my go-to right now!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I don’t really drink a lot while reading, but if I had to choose it would either be hot cocoa or tea!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Oh geez, this is a hard one, but if a milkshake counts then I am going with an Oreo milkshake that I make myself. I don’t like to talk myself up, but damn, do I make a good shake!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? This question always gets me, I never know which books to choose…hmm… Okay the first would be Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel. it was a book I read a few years back and it has always stuck with me; such a fantastic read. Second book would be Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino! Oh my gosh, this book was beyond fantastic. I finished it in one sitting. Last, but not least, would have to be All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. ATBP has stuck with me ever since it was released. It helped me get through my cousin’s suicide and means a lot to me.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? I don’t know if I have a specific moment exactly, but just starting in general is something I’m proud of myself for doing. Getting it going and just deciding to jump in. I have never really done anything for MYSELF and starting to get into this community was my first. So, finally deciding to blog and join this community is my proudest because I did it for ME.
Anything else you’d like to share? I’m looking for people to buddy read with because I am in a horrible slump. I think if I BR with people it will slowly get me out of this slump. So, if you’re interested find me on any social media and we can discuss some books to read!


 Thanks, Erica! I’m so happy to hear that blogging has been so good for you! It’s such a great way to be creative, explore your voice, and interact with other amazing people! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Erica! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [163] – Tia from Read It Write Now

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 Tia from Read It Write Now!

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Name & Blog Name:  Tia at Read It Write Now
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my blog a little over two years ago and I mostly blog about YA! It started off as an experiment to see if I could run a blog on my own and it just sort of went from there (though it hasn’t been as successful as I was hoping haha)
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I think my favorite post that I’ve written is my Parable of the Sower review. I feel as though I’ve gotten better at writing reviews and this is the first post I’ve made recently that I’m very proud of!
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Well I just started a new discussion feature on my blog that I’m really excited about because I was always a little nervous doing discussion posts since anything I would talk about would probably already have been discussed by so many people.

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Whatcha reading? Empire of Storms [by Sarah J. Maas]
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Purchased
Any special reason you chose to feature this book?  Sarah J. Maas is one of my favorite authors and the 5th book, Empire of Storms, just released this month! I am also going to be meeting her in October so I thought that this would be the perfect book to showcase on this post.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? This book is the 5th installment of the Throne of Glass series. It is about a kickass assassin who is also not who we think she is. This book will highlight her return to her homeland and I am so excited to know what happens. I would highly recommend this entire series!

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Whatcha drinking? Leinenkugel’s Harvest Patch Shady…Such an amazing fall lager!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I don’t really have a favorite drink to have while reading…I mostly just drink water 🙂
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Since it is fall now and pumpkin spice everything is finally back, I have to say Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Lattes even though I have been trying not to drink very much coffee lately

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people?  A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas(if you haven’t read the first one you NEED to so you can read this beauty), Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini, and White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Before I started blogging and even before I was on Goodreads, I used to read a lot more because I had more time. My proudest reading moment would probably be the time I read 3 books in one day. I have never been able to do it again, but I would like to.
Anything else you’d like to share? I’d just like to say thank you for hosting me! I have never posted on someone else’s blog before and this is really awesome! I had a lot of fun answering these questions.


 Thanks, Tia!! YAY all the pumpkin drinks! I of course love PSLs but I love a good pumpkin beer too. YUM! I’m in the middle of Empire of Storms right now too and I’m SO excited! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Tia! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [162] – Ava from Bookishness and Tea

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 Ava from Bookishness and Tea!
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Name & Blog Name: Hi! My name is Ava, and I’m the blogger at Bookishness and Tea.
Tell us a little about your blog! On my blog, I like to do a little bit of everything: discussions, reviews, Top Ten Tuesday’s, lists… I love spotlighting diverse (especially LGBTQIAP+) books and talk constantly about my favorites. I love tea, and I obviously love books, so that’s where the name comes from.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) Oh, hmm…that’s difficult! I’ve written a LOT of posts in my year of blogging. One of my favorites, however, is a post I published a few months ago featuring 30 post ideas for book bloggers! I know that a lot of the time, people struggle with coming up with post ideas, so that’s what this post was for. I’ve been told that it WAS helpful! 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? So I found out today that I’m allowed to talk about this now: I was chosen as a teen blogger for Barnes and Noble Teen blog! This is a huge honor for me, and I’m so excited. If you read the blog, you can find me flailing over books under Ava M, starting at the end of this month.

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Whatcha reading? I’m currently reading The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson, the third in the Mistborn trilogy! I loved the first two books, and I was so excited to start this one.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I borrowed this book from my school library, who actually has a lot of YA books I’d like to read, unlike my previous school! It’s the American edition, which is SO UGLY, as you can see by the photo above. The U.K. editions (which I own the first two in) are so much prettier.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? It’s my current read, but also: I think EVERYONE needs to read this trilogy.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? It’s really hardcore high fantasy, with a complex magic system, large world, and lots of characters. But it’s incredible. Yes, yes, YES! If you like the things I mentioned above, then I highly recommend it.

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Whatcha drinking? Hmm…can you guess? (Hint: It’s kind of in my blog name.) Yes, I’m currently drinking tea!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I know this is the boring answer, but I actually DON’T drink while reading. I’ve spilled on my books too many times to make that mistake again.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Of course, I’m choosing tea. What else did you expect?

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? You can’t just ask me that!
Okay, fine.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
I could list so many more, but currently, these are the books I’ve been obsessed with. (I read them all over a year ago, so it’s been a WHILE.)
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Last week, I might not have had an answer for this…but now I do. I found out a little while ago that Kerri Maniscalco, the author of (the soon-to-be-released) Stalking Jack the Ripper, included me in her acknowledgements. This book was one of my favorites that I read from BEA, and I even created a street team for it! Finding that she’d put me in there…I was so, so overwhelmed with emotion. I STILL can’t believe it!
Anything else you’d like to share? My blogiversary (book blogging anniversary) is the 21st of September! It’s crazy to think I’ve been blogging for a whole year.


 Thanks, Ava! Ahhh YAY! I LOVE Kerri. She’s just the sweetest. And I’m so excited/jealous that you’re reading the Mistborn books for the first time! I am SO in love with them! And I agree with you – I can’t stand those version of the American covers! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Ava! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [161] – Jackie from Bookworm Mom

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 Jackie from Bookworm Mom!

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Name & Blog Name: My name is Jackie and I run the blog Bookworm Mom
Tell us a little about your blog! I’ve been a book blogger for a little over a year now.  It all started when I decided to start helping to promote some of my favorite authors and it just kind of took off from there.  I started to be approached for reviews.  It’s a lot of fun for me.  I love promoting the authors that write these amazing books I read.  I post book reviews, promotional material for authors, author interviews, and there are even a couple features that I participate in every once in a while.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I think my Tour My Bookcase post is one of my most recent favorites.  I think it’s really neat to get to look at what other people have on their bookcases, how they organize them, and things like that.  
Got anything special coming up we should know about? I’m going to work on getting more reviews put up and there are a few book covers that I’m really excited about helping to share.  They look great!  😉

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Whatcha reading? #Hater by Cambria Hebert
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I bought it from someone in a book group on Facebook.  It’s signed by the author so I was super excited about that.  
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? It’s a great series and the author is so sweet
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? The Hashtag series is highly addictive and does need to be read in order.  I would definitely recommend these books.  

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Whatcha drinking? A mocha frappe from McDonald’s!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Any kind of coffee is great.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Oh wow, that’s a tough one.  I’m going to go with a hazelnut iced coffee with cream and sugar.  Yum!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Sway by Adriana Locke, Eminent Love by Leddy Harper, and Wildest Dream by RC Boldt.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment?  Having an author approach me and ask for my opinions about her books as well as other things.  It really made me feel good to know that she values my input.
Anything else you’d like to share?  I hope you’ll stop by and check me out!  Feel free to follow me wherever you’d like or contact me to talk about books!  I’m always open for book discussions, recommendations, and making new friends.


 Thanks, Jackie!! I love your bookshelf tour! It’s so neat to see how other people arrange their bookcase and what gems they have!! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jackie! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [160] – Melissa from Live Love Read

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 Melissa from Live Love Read!

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Name & Blog Name: Melissa / Live Love Read
Tell us a little about your blog! I joined Kelly and Lauren in July 2015 after meeting them through #OTSPSecretSister! So thank you Brittany, Amy, and Alyssa for bringing us together! We have a few reviews plus done a few blog tours, but our main focus has been our weekly author advice feature, Musings of Eternal Dreamers. It’s been a challenge to manage, but it’s a lot of fun! I’m still relatively new at this trying to figure out how to manage the blog and write reviews. Everyone in the blogging community I’ve met so far has been truly wonderful though!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I don’t have a favorite post that I’ve written, but I did enjoy working with Mackenzi Lee to help celebrate the 6 month anniversary of This Monstrous Thing. Oh and our dream cast for the Firewalker blog tour was fun because I got to do it with Kelly.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Our lineup for Musings of Eternal Dreamers is looking good for the fall.

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Whatcha reading? Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): A book trade with Erica
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? Everyone I’ve talked to absolutely loved this book.  I myself just recently finished this book and it was phenomenal and unputdownable!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? The world of Caraval completely captivated me that I may have stayed up until 3AM to finish the book.  It was beautifully written and I loved reading about the love and devotion between Tella and Scarlett.  Highly recommended!

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Whatcha drinking? Homemade cold brew coffee (Starbucks Café Verona if anyone is curious)
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I normally forget to consume anything while reading. However if I do remember to take a break, it’s usually a huge glass of water. 
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I don’t think I have one, maybe cold water. Yeah I’m weird, but I like how refreshing it is anytime I drain a glass.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Alanna by Tamora Pierce, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee, and Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan! 
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Getting my mom to read books I love! So far she’s loved everything I’ve loaned to her and she has a nice stack waiting to be read currently. I actually posted it to my Instagram account last week haha. Also, anytime I get to meet new bloggers and we get to hang out in person is always the best feeling. 
Anything else you’d like to share? I like penguins


 Thanks, Melissa!! Aww I’m SO glad you found some friends to blog with through Secret Sister! That is so cool! And yay Alanna! I just read the first book recently and I’m so excited to read more! I can’t wait to read Caraval too! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Melissa! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [159] – Lauren from Resch Reads and Reviews

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 Lauren from Resch Reads and Reviews!

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Name & Blog Name: Lauren Resch of Resch Reads and Reviews
Tell us a little about your blog! Resch Reads and Reviews was founded in late 2013 as a way to share my love of books and my opinion on books with the world. The focus of this blog is on Young Adult and New Adult novels, with some occasional branching out into Paranormal, Fantasy, Erotic, Middle Grade, and Suspense. My name is Resch and I am a 20-something book junkie.  My earliest book memory is a book called Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel and its the story of a boy who fell down a well. Needless to say my tastes have evolved since then.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) Oh this is hard…probably Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone…its been months and this book is still in my head.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Trying to slowly work my way through ARCs so lots of reviews coming.

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Whatcha reading? Currently reading Just Friends by Monica Murphy
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Monica sent me a copy and it was a total and complete surprise, she is such a sweetheart.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book?  I have been an avid fan of hers since her One Week Girlfriend series when she first came onto the indie scene. She is both traditionally published as well as indie and an overall amazing person.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? The book is something different for her, she is branching out in the Young Adult scene and it is adorable. Its witty, complex, and full of drama. I would definitely recommend it!

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Whatcha drinking? Currently drinking a nice glass of wine.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I would say my favorite thing to drink while reading is and iced coffee with cream and mocha but seeing as its late here, coffee isn’t a good idea so wine it is!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I once traveled to Aruba and while there I had a drink called Killing Me Softly, no idea what was in it and I have yet to find the recipe but it was amazing. I am still craving it after all these years.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (this book is serious perfection), Rule by Jay Crownover (Jay is my spirit animal and overall bad-ass), and Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven (which comes out in October, this book was amazing and emotional perfection).
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? When publishers started reaching out to me to review books instead of me spending my paychecks on all the books (which I still totally do).
Anything else you’d like to share? Nope, that’s a wrap!


 Thanks, Lauren!! Ahh, I’ve been to Aruba but didn’t have Killing Me Softly! Now I wish I did. And yessss so glad you love Laini’s books! They’re so good aren’t, they!? 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Lauren! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [158] – Mackenzie from Stories and Scripts

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 Mackenzie from Stories and Scripts!

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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!

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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!

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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 🙂

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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. 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Mackenzie! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [157] – Kate from Nauti Girl Reads

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 Kate from Nauti Girl Reads!

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Name & Blog Name: Kate Campbell – Nauti Girl Reads
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my book blog at the beginning of the year when I discovered bookstagram.  I mainly focus on reviews at the moment, but I am starting to incorporate some discussion and feature posts!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) My favorite post so far was my review of This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab.  I loved that book! 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? With the much anticipated release of Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, I am hosting a feature called the Month of Maas!  During the month of September, I will re-read the Throne of Glass Series, starting with Assassin’s Blade and ending with Empire of Storms! Each week will feature a book, with discussion and fan art!  It will be so hard to be online and hopefully not see any spoilers!

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Whatcha reading? Nemesis by Anna Banks
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Netgalley
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I just started it but I am enjoying it so far! Nemesis is expected to be released October 4th, and is the first book in a duology!

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Whatcha drinking? My morning cup of coffee in my favorite travel mug!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? In the summer, I like to have a beer.  Sea Dog Blueberry Ale is one of my favorites.  In the winter, it’s either hot tea or hot cocoa with loads of marshmallows!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! It’s a tie between coffee and Diet Coke!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? My Top Three (all series): The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (and ACOMAF), The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? My proudest blogging moment was being contacted by a publisher to review a couple of their books.  I am still really new to the book blogging world so it was big for me!


 Thanks, Kate! Love your recommendation choices! I’ve read ALMOST all of Sanderson’s books except for that series haha! I wanted a big chunk of time to read them though. I’m so excited! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Kate! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [156] – Cassie from Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

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 Cassie from Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile!

book and a beverage - Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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Name & Blog Name: Hi, I’m Cassie from Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile
Tell us a little about your blog! I started my blog in 2011, but vacated it for a while due to graduate school. During January of this year, I decided to go all out and fully bring my blog back. I believe that book blogging is a good outlet, beyond Goodreads and Twitter, to connect with the bookish community. My blog consists of Young Adult book reviews/recommendations, some adult Fantasy reviews, monthly recaps, and I try to participate in bookish memes to stay connected with other readers and discover new books.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) My favorite post so far has been my Book Review in Photography for Autofocus by Lauren Gibaldi. I had so much fun writing the review and taking pictures that reflect the novel. 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? I’m in LOVE with Halloween, so I am in the process of creating fun, daily blog posts to put up throughout October. Expect book reviews, movie reviews, crafts, recipes, giveaways, and other Halloweenish fun!!! 

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Whatcha reading? Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I purchased it from The Book Depository (the book was recently released in the UK (July 2016), but doesn’t release in the US until January 2017).
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? Here lately, I have been trying to challenge myself to read books out of my comfort zone. And I think reading this book is a good start to that challenge.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I just started reading it, but so far I adore it. The author, Louise Gornell, is so passionate and fierce on Twitter, and her voice definitely shines through this book. I think this is a very important book for readers to dive into, because it’s very rare to discover characters that are realistic, awkward, brave, and vulnerable.

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Whatcha drinking? Today, I’m drinking a cold Hubert’s Blood Orange flavored lemonade…YUM!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Coffee or a Chai tea latte.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Ummm…this is so hard. Last night I had a Green Tea Frappucino from Starbucks, and I kept thinking about how amazing it taste. So yeah, I would say a Green Tea Frappucino is my favorite drink (shhh…don’t tell Diet Coke or coffee I said this).

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Top 3 Books - Book and a Beverage

What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, and The Winner’s Curse (basically the whole trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? My proudest, but most stressful, writing moment would have to be completing and defending my 70+ page thesis on female characters depicted in Steampunk Literature. I don’t know how authors do it, but giving birth to words is hard.
Anything else you’d like to share? Confession time: Book and a Beverage is my all-time favorite blogging feature on the internet, so I can’t believe I’m actually participating in this feature. Brittany, THANK YOU for allowing me to participate and gush over two of my favorite things: books and beverages.


 Thanks, Cassie! Oh my gosh, you are so awesome! SO happy to have you on Book and a Beverage! Yessss Halloween!!! Is it fall yet? And I adore your recommendations. THE NIGHT CIRCUS. So amazing.

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