Books and Wine #2: Whites

I am back with another book and wine pairing! Here’s what I’m up to:

Once a month, my crew meets for a wine and dine at our local wine bar! Many of us are part of the Big Ass Glass club which is a double pour for the price of one in a large glass – a one-time fee! For some reason, I’ve been going here for the last 4 years and STILL haven’t made the commitment haha. Anyway, we’ve had a couple of book club meetings here as well and I am fascinated by the types of wines and how they pair – mostly with foods BUT since this is a book blog, you can see where this is going :). I will preface that I have a very basic frame of knowledge for wine!

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The Thrill of Organization

I used to think when people called me Type A, it was kind of insulting. A lot of the times when I hear that phrase to describe someone, it is done with a negative connotation. That is unfortunate since I feel it is one of my strengths and a pride point for me! I also appreciate my Type B friends out there ūüôā I was talking to one of my friends who was running behind to meet for lunch, and I said not to worry since Type A’s always come prepared. Their response back was that Type B’s are prepared for anything! Having Discipline as one of my Top Strengths, I get a thrill whenever organization and planning are involved. I was told that this is a valuable characteristic and skill since a lot of people despise this type of work and I thrive in it. Especially with the school year starting up again, I couldn’t think of a better time to dive into staying organized.

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WWW Wednesday (87)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently¬†Reading:¬†This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by¬†Edgar Cantero¬†and¬†The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Recently Finished Reading: The Circle by Dave Eggers 

Reading Next: The Village by Marghanita Laski 

What is your WWW Wednesday?

Books and Wine #1: Reds

Once a month, my crew meets for a wine and dine at our local wine bar! Many of us are part of the Big Ass Glass club which is a double pour for the price of one in a large glass – a one-time fee! For some reason, I’ve been going here for the last 4 years and STILL haven’t made the commitment haha. Anyway, we’ve had a couple of book club meetings here as well and I am fascinated by the types of wines and how they pair – mostly with foods BUT since this is a book blog, you can see where this is going :). I will preface that I have a very basic frame of knowledge for wine!

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Bout of Books 23

I’m determined to make the most out of the Bout of Books reading challenge this week and knock out books that have been on my TBR for far too long! I’m getting ahead of myself, let me have the organizers explain what’s about to go down:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 20th  and runs through Sunday, August 26th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 23 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. РFrom the Bout of Books team

Now that we are on the same page, are you ready to sign-up? Follow these steps to join in on the fun!

  1. Post on your site, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, YouTube, Instagram or Facebook account and declare your intentions to join. It’s EASY. They ask you share info to help spread the word. Please link back to @boutofbooks!
  2. Add the¬†direct¬†link to your sign up post to the linky in the original post. You have until Tuesday, August 21st at 11:59pm CST to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you’re too late.)
  3.  Beginning August 20th, READ!

Here are the books I’m hoping to complete this week:

 

  • This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of Us by¬†Edgar Cantero
  • The Happiness¬†Project¬†by Gretchen Rubin
  • Sharp Objects¬†by Gillian Flynn

Happy Reading!

Author Appreciation: Colleen Hoover

This post has been a long time coming since I have appreciated Colleen Hoover’s style and craft ever since I read Confess back in 2016! I knew that I had stumbled across something special and has parallels to my own life and relationships. I cannot remember what sparked me to pick up that novel from the library – this was before the tv show was slated to be produced. Whatever the reason was, I have not regretted diving into the #CoHo world for one second!

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