#AnHistorianReads Book Club, July to Sept 2018

Hi everyone! I know that I normally don’t post on Thursdays, but I interrupt your regularly scheduled break to share exciting (to me) news: my book club is kicking off! A lot of my readers are book readers, and I love discussing books and what I’m reading with all of you. I will get into the specifics below, but the first round is starting now, so it’s time to get reading!

#AnHistorianReads Book Club, July- Sept 2018

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3 Ways to Break a Reading Slump

I think that I can speak for a lot of readers when I say that when we love reading, we love reading. We can get lost for hours, taking in page after page and forgetting that the rest of the world is there. This is wonderful until you suddenly reach a point where you just don’t feel like reading. And then it feels weird. Sometimes it’s due to stress, sometimes a new routine, sometimes simply a run of uninteresting books. In any case, although it might take a while, you can break your reading slump and get back to your lovely reading routine! These are my tried and true tips to find yourself lost in a book again…

3 Ways to Break a Reading Slump

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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!

4 Cozy Series totMake 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!

The Pros and Cons of a Library Card

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