A Book and A Beverage: March 2018

I’m back again with my monthly instalment of a book and a beverage! For an introduction to this monthly series, please check out my February post here. If you are newer to my blog, each month I’m going to share what I am drinking and what I am reading, and give you a peek into how I’m spending my free time at the moment. And as always, if you are interested in taking part in A Book and A Beverage, please feel free to send me an email at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com or my Contact Me page.

A Book and A Beverage, March 2018

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Snapshot- 21 February 2018


With a new puppy coming, I know that my life is going to be pretty hectic and busy for the next little while (and most likely a little sleep deprived for the first bit). So while I am busy getting ready for things, I’ve also been trying to enjoy a tiny bit of peace…

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4 Entertaining Chick Lit Books

Although chick lit tends to get a bad rap from some reading communities, I am a big fan- while I love to jump into an in-depth historical study or biography, sometimes I just want to escape and don’t want to have to think too hard about anything. Chick lit can be anything from a humour book to a tale of overcoming a death or crisis to a trip- I tend to gravitate towards chick lit that is more on the entertaining side than anything else, usually someone in a physically different place and a new career, with a little bit of romance. These are four of my favourite fun and entertaining chick lit books!

4 Entertaining Chick Lit Books

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A Book and a Beverage: February 2018

I’ve decided to start a new series celebrating two of my favourite things: reading and tea. Once a month I am going to share one of my favourite books at the time, and one of my favourite beverages! No matter what is going on in my life, I can almost always sit down and enjoy a cup of tea, and I can read or listen to a book to escape for a few hours. I’ll try to vary it month to month (with both books and beverages), and if you are interested in guest-posting for A Book and A Beverage, please use the Contact Page or send me an email at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com! Now, for the book and beverage….

A Book and A Beverage_ February 2018

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Kobo vs. Kindle vs. Google Play Books: A Guide to eBooks

The eBook and eReader market is a vast and somewhat overwhelming place these days; it seems like everyone has an eReader and an app and something that apparently sets them apart but probably doesn’t. Today I’m here to wade through the three main competitors in the eReading game: Kobo, Kindle, and Google Play Books. (I don’t own any Apple devices, and from what I can tell, Apple isn’t strong here, so iBooks isn’t included.) Whether you are looking for your first eReader to get yourself started, or you are trying to find the best deals on your favourite authors, or just trying to figure out what the difference is between them, I am here to help!

A Guide to eBooks

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New Year, New Books

Welcome to the new year- I hope that everyone had a lovely evening. I’m going to start 2018 with Monday and Friday posts. Fridays will still be Style File Friday, but for now I think that Mondays will be books/hobbies. Once I’m eating regularly and normally again, I am hoping to have some recipes to share again (hopefully by February). I may put up a snapshot type post on Wednesdays when I’m out and doing more, but at the moment I mostly stay within a 15 foot radius so nothing too exciting is happening. (Then again, my 3 am rambling thoughts may appeal to you…) Today I’m going to be sharing the books that I received during the holidays and my upcoming/future reading plans.

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My Favourite Holiday Books

From many of my blog interactions via comments, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I think that many of you enjoy reading as much as I do. While I love watching holiday movies, I think I love curling up with a good holiday book even more- there is nothing like putting on comfy pyjamas, sitting in front of the fire with a good cup of tea, and getting lost in the pages for a few hours! Today I’m sharing my favourite holiday books for you to escape for a little bit and get wrapped up in (holiday pun INTENDED), there are both fiction and non-fiction options!

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2018 Reading Challenge

Now that we are coming to the end of the year, and with it the end of my 2017 Goodreads challenge (and the Goodreads awards, go Lucy Worsley!), and I’ve been spending time analysing my 2017 reading. In addition to looking back at what I’ve been reading, I’ve also started planning what my 2018 reading year is going to look like, and I’ve got to say, I’m truly, truly excited for what I’m planning. This post is for all of the book nerds out there who spend as much time thinking about their reading as they do reading- my 2018 Reading Challenge!

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6 Books to Give to Anyone, Blogmas 2017

I’m a firm believer that there is a book out there for everyone, no matter what their reading level and interests are! I think that books are a wonderful gift, and will make the recipient think of you every time they read it or look at it on their bookshelf. Today I’m sharing book recommendations that work for most people in your life- I’ve focused on books that are relatively easy to find, and relatively affordable. Hopefully this will make your holiday book shopping quick and painless (and maybe help you discover a new book yourself)!

6 Books to Giveto Anyone

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