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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!
Blog // Twitter // Pinterest // Goodreads // Instagram // LibraryThing

Redesign Reactions [7]: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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Welcome to Redesign Reactions, where we talk about books, covers, and what happens when new cover designs take over a series!

On this edition of Redesign Reactions, let’s talk about
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Yes, yes, I know this is a super old redesign but with EMPIRE OF STORMS coming out SO SOON (omg, it’s really almost time!), I thought it would be fun to revisit this cover redesign. I got into the Throne of Glass series a little later than others. I didn’t pick it up until HEIR OF FIRE was coming out. Long story short, I had tried THRONE OF GLASS and was A) not a big fantasy person yet (how is that even possible) and B) not in the right place for it so I had returned it back to the library after time ran out with the promise to try again. When I tried again a few years later, I couldn’t believe what I had been missing out on! I totally binged the first three books, but that meant that I hadn’t gotten to discuss this cover change since I wasn’t in on it from the beginning! So let’s chat:

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OLD COVER: The old cover was kind of cookie-cutter YA. The girl on the front was an average YA-cover girl who looked WAY too sweet to be arrogant and vengeful Celaena Sardothien. This girl looks more like a protected princess who’s pretending to be a warrior but she doesn’t really come off as tough. Also my biggest thing with this cover is… Is it just me or does this cover girl bear a striking resemblance to author Sarah J. Maas? Maybe not so much now that we all “know” Sarah but when I first picked up the book way back in 2012, I totally thought the cover model looked like the author.

NEW COVERS: I wasn’t totally in love with new cover when I first saw it because I wasn’t prepared for an artistic rendering of Celaena since I was used to this more photographic image of a cover model… But obviously these covers are much more appropriate for the books and the characters! (Side note: I love them now. I was more unsure of what to expect when the cover change happened and it took me a second to get used to!) These covers continue the series and each one depicts something that directly correlates to the book, which I always LOVE. Celeaena is always so badass in these covers and the whole vibe really just fits. I think most people are fans of the new covers but I’m curious to see if there are old-cover fans!

Which do I like better? For me, it’s the new cover(s). The overall feel and vibe from this artwork really just fits the book so well and the attitude (and hair color) totally makes a difference. I also just LOVE that there’s a back view of the picture on the back cover (as in, actually seeing this image as if you were looking at it from the back) and the back cover image features Celaena in one of her dresses so we still get a pretty girl in a pretty dress cover but in a totally different way. I think it’s so clever and I love that we get to see the dresses from the back, and warrior Celaena takes precedence on the front covers.

So tell me! Which design do you like better? Take the poll below and let me know in the comments which you prefer and why! I’d love to hear your reactions!

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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!

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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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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!
Blog // Twitter // Pinterest // Goodreads // Instagram

Book and a Beverage [155] – Natasha from A Binding Attraction

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 Natasha from A Binding Attraction!

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Name & Blog Name: Natasha at A Binding Attraction
Tell us a little about your blog! I started the blog last year as part of a project for one of my grad school classes. The focus was on resources for young adults, so we had to do mini reviews, book talks, and even a few booktube videos. I tend to stick more to mini reviews because I get really excited, but then I’m always worried I might give something away. The blog continues to focus on YA books and I’m becoming more involved with other features.
I blog about primarily YA, of course, and I’m working to fit more cats into my posts because I might love cats more than books. Reviews are honestly my favorite posts to write.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I recently did a post about literary tattoos and it was so much fun seeing all of the bookish skin art that people are sporting and hearing about the works that inspired them. I’m hoping to start featuring tattoos from the blogging community.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? I was part of the Book Blogger Creativity Project and my group came up with the feature Book Nerd Bites. Check out the blog to see some of our recipes inspired by our favorite books. Mine involves a 7-layer chocolate cake and the Throne of Glass series 🙂

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Whatcha reading? The Reader (Sea of Ink & Gold #1) by Traci Chee
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): It is an eARC from the publisher courtesy of the First in Line program.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I love fantasy novels and what makes it even more intriguing is that it is about a girl in a society where reading is a rarity.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? This book is filled with imagination, dark secrets, pirates, diverse characters, and really makes you appreciate the magic of reading. I would definitely recommend it!

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Whatcha drinking? Donut Shop coffee with Cold Stone Sweet Cream creamer. My OTSPSecretSister, Christina, gave me the awesome travel mug.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Something hot! Coffee in the morning, tea at night, or hot chocolate for any time of the day. Hot drinks scream cozy reading time to me.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Coca-cola in a frosty cold glass bottle. It is super crisp and refreshing.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson (has an awesome twist), A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Rhysand, need I say more?), and The Sleeping Dragon by Joel Rosenberg (awesome D&D type fantasy series)
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? A couple years ago a friend of mine encouraged me to enter a writing contest. My short story ended up being accepted into an art festival in Seattle and was published as part of an anthology.
Anything else you’d like to share? This is one of the very first blogs I started following and after reading this feature for so long, I am so excited and honored that I got to be part of it. Thanks Brittany!!


 Aww, thanks, Natasha! I’m so happy to have you on the feature! Book Nerd Bites sounds like an AWESOME feature and I must check it out!! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Natasha! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Pinterest // Goodreads // Instagram

Book and a Beverage [154] – Zoey from Uncreatively Zoey

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 Zoey from Uncreatively Zoey!

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Name & Blog Name: Uncreatively Zoey (sad, I know.)
Tell us a little about your blog! Honestly, my blog has been all over the place. I started it in 2011, I think, and I’ve taken a lot of long hiatuses since then. I really admire the people who have been going at it for 5 straight years!
I blog about primarily YA, of course, and I’m working to fit more cats into my posts because I might love cats more than books. Reviews are honestly my favorite posts to write.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I recently wrote up a post about a bunch of bookish candles. Maybe not the most creative post ever but I LOVE candles and there’s something about a bookish candle that just makes me so much happier than regular candles.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Currently writing a post entitled “Your Favorite Books as Cats” which features a LOT of cat photos, so, I mean. Do with that what you will. 

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Whatcha reading? Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I traded with a friend for it!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I’ve been a lot more into contemporaries lately, particularly because they tend to feature less misery and death and I’ve just really wanted some happier books lately. Plus, I really love how colorful the cover is – orange might be my least favorite color but all my books are so dark!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I’m only about 100 pages into it but I would definitely recommend it. Maguire is in therapy, trying to deal with guilt and life and trying to heal. It’s fantastic without being super sad and depressing.

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Whatcha drinking? It was SUPPOSED to be a Starbucks doubleshot energy drink. I make coffee every morning but for the days when I’m really exhausted (which is more days than it should be) I’ll drink one of these when I get back from work so I don’t fall asleep at like 5pm. BUT I forgot to go to the store so here’s regular coffee.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? You know what? Shakes. Any shake. Even a smoothie. I never really drink them which is probably why it’s my answer. They’re just sweet and have a lot of flavor and help focus me on what I’m reading a little more!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I’m super lame and just have to say straight-up coffee (with a little French Vanilla creamer). I’d say the Starbucks S’mores Frappuccino, which I LOVE, but I don’t drink it often enough to call it a favorite. All I really drink is water and coffee!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo, THE SUMMER OF CHASING MERMAIDS by Sarah Ockler, and INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Yikes, this is hard. Maybe just 2011 when I actually finished my Goodreads goal and read 110 books? I don’t take my GR goals too seriously anymore just because if I did it would make me miserable, but that was pretty cool.
Anything else you’d like to share? Thanks so much to Brittany for having me! I love any excuse to drink extra coffee.


 Thanks, Zoey! I mean, I’m NEVER opposed to posts about candles ;D And omg, books as cats. I already love it. I can’t wait to see those posts! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Zoey! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Goodreads // Instagram

Book and a Beverage [153] – Raisa from Wonderland Novels

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 Raisa from Wonderland Novels!

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Name & Blog Name: Hey I’m Raisa and I’m a blogger at Wonderland Novels.
Tell us a little about your blog! My friends Alice and Yiling made the blog actually. Alice came up with the name – Alice in Wonderland = Wonderland Novels! They invited me to guest post after awhile, and then I’ve been promoted to main blogger. Since I’m the one mainly posting now I’m trying to think of new features, like comparing books with their movie versions.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I did an interview with myself for “Get offa that blogging slump” and it was really entertaining to write.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? I don’t really have a fancy name for it yet, but books vs. movies! My first book vs. movie will be The Princess Bride.

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Whatcha reading? The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Got it from Bookoff and it was a real deal for 5$!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? No special reason; it was the book I was reading at the time!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? The protagonist, Elli, experiences so much character growth over the course of the novel, and I was rooting for her as she had to adjust to her new surroundings. She’s extremely determined and I admired that she never gave up. I definitely recommend it!

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Whatcha drinking? Mango green tea with nata jelly, mango jelly, and tapioca pearls.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Honestly, if there was a bubble tea place near my house, I’d have it more often! I usually drink water though. Or just iced tea.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Mango green tea – I try to have Mango Green tea Mondays when I’m near Kung Fu Tea or any other bubble tea place. Bubble tea is big in NYC.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? I always talk about Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto. And I’m cosplaying Lila Bard for NYCC, so A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab is the second book. For the third book, I’m a Ruta Sepetys fan, and my favorite book by her is Salt to the Sea.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? My growth as a blogger over the year has been tremendous, in terms of getting myself out there and talking to people and also maintaining a constant (somewhat!) flow of posts. I still have a long way to go, and I’m proud that I’m continuing to blog as it has become one of my passions (as with reading).
Anything else you’d like to share?  I love to make new friends, so please say hello on Twitter! I’m a bit shy, but let’s talk books and other things!


 Thanks, Raisa!! Ooh yes, I loved THE IMPOSTOR QUEEN and Elli’s character growth as well! I’m so excited for its companion to come out soon! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Raisa! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Goodreads

Book and a Beverage [152] – Jaime from Fiction Fare

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 Jaime from Fiction Fare!

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Name & Blog Name: Jaime Arkin – Fiction Fare
Tell us a little about your blog! Fiction Fare is for the most part a book review blog.  What we read and review is kind of all over the place as my sister (co-blogger) and I both have some different interests, but you’ll definitely find books in both the Young Adult and Adult Fiction categories.   But within those categories we usually read a lot of Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Historical, Dystopian and Sci-Fi  … so pretty much everything but westerns and biographies!
I chose the name mostly because it really worked well with that I was doing at the time in the way of writing fanfiction, but also because I wanted to use the word fare in the way it’s used to describe food (I love food)… The official definition according to google is “a range of food” i.e. “hearty fare” so… basically we offer a wide range of fiction and hopefully you’ll find something here that will feed your heart, mind and soul and maybe you’ll even come back to us for seconds and thirds!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) AHH favorite posts are always hard to pinpoint. I love the interviews that we get to do with authors, but more recently we’ve started doing podcasts with authors where we get online with them and chat about anything and everything.  I think my favorite was one we did with Kristen Simmons (author of Glass Arrow, Article 5 Series and The upcoming Metaltown) – it’s hilarious and fun and we had a blast talking with her!   More recently we did one with Jeff Zentner and he’s pretty amazing you guys! 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? More Podcasts! We’ll be chatting with a bunch of fun authors and sharing all the inside information on their books and writing!
ALSO each month we host a weekly YA book trivia game on Twitter with SwoonyBoys Podcast called WYAKW (Whadda YA Know Wednesday) and we send out prizes and just have a blast! It’s the third Wednesday of each month at 9pm CST!  Join us!

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Whatcha reading? I recently finished P.S. I Like You by Kasie West for a second time because it’s just that good!
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I got this one from the publisher, but you know I pre-ordered this as soon as I could because it’s Kasie West!
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? Kasie West is my favorite contemporary author! I love that her books handle some serious topics in a way that isn’t preachy or overwhelming.  Her books are fun, and filled with swoony guys!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? This book has wonderful female relationships, a love/hate relationship with a guy, and a protagonist who doesn’t quite fit in with everyone else! I can’t recommend it enough!

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Whatcha drinking? This is a Strawberry Lemon Limade Granita!  It’s my new favorite from Starbucks, if only they would sell it all day instead of only after 3pm!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? Either Coffee (Non-Fat, No Whip, Cinnamon Dolce Latte) or Water… It’s really rare that you’ll see me drinking anything else, though I do indulge in some adult beverages at times.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! I’m a Cider or Sangria girl so those are the only alcoholic beverages you’ll really see me indulging in!  If I had to pick one — Stella Artois Cidre.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick | Jase is seriously the swooniest book boy I’ve ever read and that’s saying a lot!
Anything by Taylor Jenkins Reid | She writes amazing adult contemporary that you can’t help but love!
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson | No words! This book is probably my all-time favorite if I had to pick one… don’t make me pick one!
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? I think my proudest blogging moment is probably creating an amazing following and providing content that I hope people enjoy! It’s always amazing to me that people actually care what I think about books, but when someone says “Hey, I read that book because you said you loved it!” or “Hey, can you recommend me some titles that fit XYZ?” It just makes me happy that people trust my opinion and want to know what I think!
Anything else you’d like to share?  Just to say thank you for hosting me for your feature Brittany! And thank you everyone for sharing my love for all these amazing stories!


 Thanks, Jaime! I’m reading P.S. I Like You right now and I’m so excited! I just adore Kasie West. I love that you’ve already read it twice!! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jaime! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Facebook // Tumblr // Goodreads // Instagram


And don’t forget! You can participate in Book and a Beverage at any time! Got a book? Got a beverage? Just tweet or post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #bookandabeverage!#bookandabeverage

Book and a Beverage [151] – Jennzah from The Book Nut

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 Iridescence from Jennzah from The Book Nut!

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Name & Blog Name: Jennzah from The Book Nut
Tell us a little about your blog! The Book Nut is a wonderful blog started by my friend Erin that features YA and MG reviews! i started co-blogging there earlier this year.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I haven’t been blogging there all that long but my review of BURNING GLASS by Kathryn Purdie is my favorite so far.
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Not at the moment, but keep watch! we’re always up to something!

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Whatcha reading? CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): Purchased! 🙂
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? One of my good friend Liz from Consumed By Books decided to start buddy reading the entire Throne of Glass series! also, my cat Jasper seems to have taken a liking to it.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? I would definitely recommend it. it’s so addictive and I’ve stopped in a place where i’m desperate to pick it up and start reading again. that’s only ever a good thing!

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Whatcha drinking? Tea, British style!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I love to drink Iced tea. I love iced tea SO MUCH.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! That’s a toss up between an iced tea with a tiny bit of lemonade and a Green Tea Frappucino from Starbucks!

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass,  THE REPLACEMENT by Brenna Yovanoff, and THE LUNAR CHRONICLES by Marissa Meyer
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Hosting my favorite authors at my personal blog was cool. Jeri Smith Ready is a personal favorite of mine and it was so cool to have her do an interview with me!


 Thanks, Jennie! Mmm iced tea with lemon is fabulous and YESSS The Lunar Chronicles! So glad you’re loving Crown of Midnight too! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Jennie! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Facebook // Pinterest // Goodreads // Instagram


And don’t forget! You can participate in Book and a Beverage at any time! Got a book? Got a beverage? Just tweet or post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #bookandabeverage!#bookandabeverage

Book and a Beverage [150] – Iridescence from Light up the Shining Night Stars

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 Iridescence from Light up the Shining Night Stars!

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Name & Blog Name: Iridescence from Light up the Shining Night Stars
Tell us a little about your blog! My blog started out as a book blog but its become so much more now with writing, blogging tips, bullet journalling and lettering, discussion posts and much more! I also host guest bloggers twice a month.
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) I LOVED putting together the post for a book review on Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon. Here’s the link: 
Got anything special coming up we should know about? My six monthversary is coming up and although I don’t have the resources to host a giveaway, I’m planning something (hopefully) good!

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Whatcha reading? I’m rereading Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. The first time I read it practically inhaled it so I’m tagging places I would want to read later and quotes/lines I like etc.
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I purchased it the minute it IMG_20160623_184210420
was available in my country (fortunately only a couple days in this case).
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? Because I live it and I love Cassandra Clare’s works. TMI is my main fandom.
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? It’s slightly more on the romantic side, I feel, than Clare’s other books. But I love the familial relationships in this one and struggles. You should know that it follows so many other books and if you read this without previously reading others, you might feel unbalanced in certain areas but honestly, you can read it separately. Yes, I would definitely recommend it.

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Whatcha drinking? Tea!
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I would say either tea or coffee because I don’t have a preference between them. Nothing other than these two though.
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Ginger tea! The one that my mum makes.

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Also A Court of Thorns and Roses by her). Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (All time fav). Just One Day by Gayle Forman (I really loved this one).
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? That I’ve got above 350 followers in five months and I also got invited to the team of https://mytrendingstories.com/
Anything else you’d like to share? No, I think that’s it!


 Thanks, Iridescence! I’ve only read City of Bones so far but I love how big the TMI fandom is!! And the cover of Lady Midnight is just gorgeous! 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Iridescence! Connect with her at the links below!
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Book and a Beverage [149] – Heidi from YA 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 Heidi from YA Bibliophile!

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Name & Blog Name: Heidi from YA Bibliophile
Tell us a little about your blog! I started YA Bibliophile way back in June of 2009! I didn’t begin blogging regularly until about 2011. It’s pretty laid back. Mostly I just post my thoughts about books, interviews, giveaways, and blog tour posts. Sometimes I’ll do a Top Ten Tuesday or participate in some other cross-blog events. I just try to stick with my main purpose: to promote young adult literature!
What’s been your favorite post you’ve written so far? (Link us up!) It’s a really old post but I have one about reviewer/author drama from 2012. What I love about it is that it’s one of the first posts I remember getting feedback and multiple comments on. (If you look at it now you won’t see any comments. They got lost when I moved over to wordpress.) It was the first time I felt like people maybe read my blog!
Got anything special coming up we should know about? Right now I have two giveaways going on. One for the Boldly Bookish blog tour and one for a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Other than that, I have a couple blog tour posts I’m excited about! I’ll have a review of Defending Taylor from Miranda Kenneally, a post about the making of graphic novels for Compass South by Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock, and a guest post from the hilarious and clever Kiersten White for And I Darken.

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Whatcha reading? And I Darken by Kiersten White
Where did it come from? (Library, purchased, publisher, etc): I got the ARC and the audiobook from the publisher.
Any special reason you chose to feature this book? I’m reading/listening to it right now and it is so, so, so great. Plus, I super adore Kiersten White and want everyone to read her books. I’ve loved every single one!
What’s important that we should know about this book? Would you recommend it? And I Darken is loosely based on the story of Vlad the Impaler… if Vlad had been a girl! We get the story from Lada (our female Vlad) and Radu, her brother. I’m not done with it yet but I am loving it. Ohmystars, it’s so good! Lada is this unapologetically fierce and determined girl. She is not nice and I think she is just the greatest. Radu is so very different from her and I love him just as much. And then there’s Mehemd! Basically you just need to read it. I’m loving the audiobook. Great narration and I don’t have to guess at unfamiliar pronunciations!

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Whatcha drinking? Diet Coke, always.
What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading? I typically am always drinking Diet Coke! However, I am trying to cut down on my soda intake! In summer I also love drinking lemonade and ice tea. Winter finds me curled up with hot cocoa!
Favorite beverage of all time. Go! Diet Coke or homemade lemonade

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What are your top three books you would recommend to other people? This question is making me regret agreeing to do this! Ok… if I have to pick just three: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, and When We Collided by Emery Lord.
What’s your proudest blogging/reading/writing moment? Basically anytime I get asked to be on a blog tour or a publishing professional/author/blogger I haven’t met has heard of my blog. I seriously never thought anyone would read my blog when I first started posting. I figured it’d just be a few students checking it out now and then. I love that I’ve gotten to meet so many people because of it!
Anything else you’d like to share? June is audiobook month! I am such a fan of audiobook, but I wasn’t always! I had to find the right one to convert me 🙂 There’s a page on my blog dedicated to some audiobook recommendations. You can also check out my tumblr (where I recommended one audiobook a day each day in June!) If you’re looking for recommendations connect with me on twitter and I will talk your ear off about them!!


 Thanks, Heidi! I must read The Demon King now! Your recs are always spot on!! YES audiobooks! I was slowly converted and now I can’t imagine my life without them! I’d get a lot less reading done, that’s for sure. 

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Heidi! Connect with her at the links below!
Blog // Twitter // Facebook // Tumblr // Goodreads // Instagram


And don’t forget! You can participate in Book and a Beverage at any time! Got a book? Got a beverage? Just tweet or post your photo on Instagram using the hashtag #bookandabeverage!#bookandabeverage