(Sorry I was radio silent on Friday, y’all. My church was hosting a great conference this weekend.)
A friend, fellow book blogger, and super cool author, Lydia Howe tagged me to do this coffee themed book tag. Thanks, Lydia! This looks like so much fun. 😉 And everyone, be sure to watch her extra fun vlog!
Confession: I’m a tea girl. And by tea, it’s pretty much just cinnamon tea or matcha chai tea. Whenever I visit our favorite Christian coffee shop, Starbucks, or brew myself a cup at home, that’s what I make. 😉 I have this gigantic maroon red mug I got for Christmas a year ago. It’s the perfect size for enough tea. 😀
I do love coffee shops, though. Coffee is one of the best smells, and it’s the perfect gathering place for a writers’ group.
Okay, now for the questions. 😉 I’ll quit rambling.
1. Black coffee–name a series that is tough to get into but has hardcore fans. I’ll be honest here, the Elsie Dinsmore series is that one for me. I tried the first two books, I believe, but I found how emotional Elsie was and how changeable her father was annoying. 😉 No offense to anyone who loves them. I do think it’s pretty cool how God has used these books to bless people!
2. Peppermint mocha–name a book that gets more popular during the winter or a festive time of year. Hmm… This is a tough one. 😉 I’ll go with the book I always think of when I want something cozy or Christmas-y. Gift from the Storm by Rebekah Morris is a great home-y story of ordinary people being used by God. It’s really sweet. ❤
3. Hot chocolate–what is your favorite children’s book? Aaaaaa, this question is too hard! I read quite a few children’s books and love nearly all of them. 😉 I think I’ll go with a picture book since that’s the most childrenish children’s book you can get. 😉 Audrey Bunny is a story of unconditional loving choice, and it’s illustrated by one of my all-time favorite artists. What’s not to love?
4. Double shot of espresso–name a book that kept you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. (Side note, if I had two shots of espresso I would be awake for 100 years. Which would make me the opposite of Sleeping Beauty. More like a Beast.) I’m going with Crossroads as the book that had me so on the edge of my seat I almost fell off. It exhausted me, actually, but in a good way. 😉 So good.
5. Starbucks–name a book you see everywhere. I see The Book Thief everywhere! Which makes me happy, happy. 😉 With some whiteout for language, it’s a good one. In fact, I think I blog about it way too much. 😀
6. That “hipster” coffee shop–give a book by an indie author a shoutout. Hope Ann is one of my favorite indie authors, and I nearly died with delight (too dramatic?) when I found out her first three Legends of Light books were going to be compiled in paperback. Aaaah!!! I have my own copy now. ❤ This series is so good, y’all. The best of fantasy with themes that draw me closer to my Savior. May I present, Burning Rose…
7. Oops! I accidentally ordered decaf–name a book you were expecting more from. Trilogies have this terrible thing about them called “The Middle Book”. Someday, if I want to write a trilogy, I will write four books and throw away whichever book is too boring. But, back to the topic at hand… I enjoyed (with reservations) the Matched series, but the I found the middle book, Crossed, to be veeeerrrry slow, overly romantic, and generally boring. I’m still glad I read it, though, because some of the threads were important for the last book. 😉
8. The perfect blend–name a book or series that was both bitter and sweet but ultimately satisfying. I’m going with Wings of a Dream, a lovely book I was blessed to read this month. A good friend of mine sent it to me for Christmas, and I read it in a day. *sighs happily*
There you go! Now I really want some tea and a good book to read. 😉 I tag Victoria Lynn at Ruffles and Grace and anyone else who would like to do this tag. (Bonus points if you make it a vlog. 😉 )
Have you read any of these books? What is your favorite hot beverage?