Spring is FINALLY here in Chicagoland and in true Chicago fashion, we skipped the spring temperatures of 50s and 60s and immediately jumped into summer and 80 degrees. *shrugs* Regardless, this means that I get to start reading on my balcony again! I LOVE reading outdoors. I don’t know what it is — maybe I feel like I’m in a different world myself when I get to read outdoors? — but it really is one of my favorite places to read.
Another thing that spring (summer) brings is getting into all the seasonal craft beers. My boyfriend and I love craft beers (or just beer in general) and I always really like trying all of the different seasonal beers that come out with each turn of the season, but the summer ones really always seem to be my favorites! So I grab my beer (craft or not), grab my book, and go sit on my balcony to read. Then I take Instagram photos, wishing I was creative and an actual photographer, and post them on Twitter. Yay!!
So I had this idea. What about making it a casual little feature for my blog? Grab your book and your beer and go take your own photos on your balcony and I can feature you, your current read, and your pictures on my blog! Immediately I was like, “Brilliant!!!” Only wait… Not everyone has a balcony. And surely not everyone drinks beer (or is even 21), so I was a tad bummed that I was going to have to scratch “A Book, a Beer, and a Balcony” before it was even born.
So my brilliant idea from the night before was a total bust. UNTIL, I realized *smacks forehead* DUHHH. Why not scrap the balcony and change it to just “Book and a Beverage”!? So that’s what we have here.
So now that you know the story behind it, here’s what BOOK AND A BEVERAGE will entail:
- Take a picture of your current read (this should be a physical copy and not your Kindle/Nook/iPad so we can all Oooh and Ahhh over the pretty cover!) and of the beverage you’re currently drinking while reading your book. If the mood so strikes you, you can send up to three pictures and have your own photoshoot. (Not like I did that this weekend or anything…)
- “Do I have to have a beverage?” Yes, you do! It’s part of the title of the feature so even if you’re not drinking something at the time, find one to share the spotlight with your book 🙂
- “Does it have to be an Instagram picture?” Of course not! I just like finagling with the different features it offers. You can send the picture in any format.
- “Do I have to be in the picture?” NO. You can choose to include yourself in the picture or just to feature your book & beverage. The choice is yours!
That’s it! AND we’ll do a quick, informal Q&A about you, your blog, and your book/beverage. If you show interest in the feature, I’ll send you the questions to answer and you can send your responses back with your photos. Sound good!?
I just thought this would be a fun little feature to share what we’re currently reading and maybe help you meet some new bloggers as well! It’s easy, it’s quick, it’s fun, and I hope you guys are interested! If this sounds like fun and you want to be featured on Book and a Beverage, please send me an email at bookaddictsguide [at ] gmail [dot] com!