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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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!

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….

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3 Books on the Background of Style

As part of my 2018 Style Resolutions, I am trying to give myself as complete a style education as possible- I firmly believe that if you are passionate about something, you should educate yourself and learn as much as you possibly can. I have started with style and the industry itself; whether we like it or not, the fashion industry plays a role in all of our lives and our identities, and it is near impossible to escape it. And although we all take part, most of us live in ignorance of the bigger picture! Yes, we all know and acknowledge that sweatshops and barely-paid labour are a part of fashion, but most just push it to the side and leave it there. It is time for us to inform ourselves and play an active role in our choices, and information is the first step to style!

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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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