4 Cozy Series to Make You Fall in Love With Mysteries

While cozy mysteries are often underrated and written off as a genre, I think that there is a cozy mystery for everyone! At some point in their life, everyone gets busy and stressed out and anxious and worried, and you need something to take your mind off of it all and escape. I find that the mystery bit helps your mind focus on something other than what is going on in your life, and the cozy part takes the grit and grime out of everything. They also tend to be longer running series, so you get more from the authors that you love! These are my four favourite cozy mystery series to make you love mysteries!

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A Book and a Beverage: May 2018 with Just Another Day

Welcome to May’s second A Book and a Beverage post! Last week, I shared my current favourite book but this week I am joined by one of my favourite bloggers (and one of my best blogging friends), Hannah from Just Another Day is here to share what she is reading and drinking at the moment! I was so excited when she agreed to do this as we have quite similar tastes in books, and I have absolutely loved every book that she has recommended to me. (I’ve already requested the book below from the library, and can’t wait to start it!) So without further adieu, here is Hannah!

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A Book and A Beverage: May 2018

Do you ever have one of those books that you hem and haw about for months- “It looks good but I’ve never read anything by that author,” “should this be bumped up my to-read list,” and so on? Well, I do. All the time. Sometimes I never end up reading them, sometimes I end up regretting waiting so long in the first place. This month’s book is one of the regretting waiting type…

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Reading Royal: 4 Books to Get You Excited for the Royal Wedding

Unless you have been living somewhere incredibly remote, or actively working to avoid hearing any news, you will know that former actress Meghan Markle is marrying Prince Harry on Saturday, 19 May 2018 at Windsor Castle. While I don’t think that it will be quite the event that William and Catherine’s wedding was but it is still going to be fairly big news wise. I for one will be waking up before dawn to watch the whole wedding (and potentially live blogging and/or Instagram storying it, stay tuned for more info), and am incredibly excited to watch. Today I am recommending 4 books to get you ready for the upcoming royal wedding!

4 Books to Get You Excited for the Royal Wedding

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A Book and A Beverage: April 2018 with fancypaper!

Welcome back to A Book and a Beverage everyone! Because I think that settling down with a good book and a good beverage, I wanted to open this monthly post up to other bloggers and guests to sharing what they are reading and sipping at the moment. This month I am joined by Orla of fancypaper, one of my favourite bloggers- she will make you feel like you are sitting with her, enjoying a cuppa and relaxing for an afternoon when you read her blog. (I’ll wait while you go and catch up…) She is sharing her book and beverage choices with us today, so let’s dig in!

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The Pros and Cons of a Library Card

If you are a reader of any sort, you probably have memories (be it from childhood or adulthood) of the library- either going there to find a new book, taking part in a program, or just spending a few hours (hopefully air-conditioned) getting lost in a good book! However, like anything else in life, there are pros and cons to a library card that may not suit a reader as much as they would like. This is a realistic look at what a library card can offer you, and what the drawbacks are!

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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.

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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!

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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….

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