Recently, there have just been some things that I have been loving, and I am ready to sing my praise to the world. Okay – that might be a little dramatic, but over the past weeks, I have definitely been finding myself revisiting these things on a pretty frequent basis.
First up – coffee.
Here’s the thing – I have never been a coffee person. As a teenager, I never liked the taste, and I never really wanted to get hooked on it because I know getting dependent on caffeine can be annoying to deal with.
But, I blame Leicester and all their freaking cafes. Literally, every section of town is littered with cafes filled with people chatting, reading, working, or people watching. So, recently I’ve found myself stopping in more and more cafes (Costa in particular – americano with a shot of vanilla – yes please).
It’s more of a weekly thing than a daily one, but when I want to relax, I like to walk into town, find a cafe, and read awhile. And, lately I’ve been obsessed with reading the Kate Daniel’s series…
I’m going to preface this by saying, I am a book snob. I really have high expectations of authors, and I rarely finish books that I don’t like. With this in mind, it’s difficult to find books that I deem “worthy” of my time. That makes me sound like a total jerk, but I’ve always felt that reading is supposed to be enjoyable and relaxing, not a chore.
So, when I started Magic Bites, I wasn’t expecting to love it. It’s an urban paranormal fantasy, and recently I feel like this genre has become littered with a lot of…not that great books.
However, I was pleasantly surprised by Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews. I have read three books of the series in the case of a month on my Kindle, and it’s become a reward after finishing homework. It’s a fantasy novel with a strong, female narrator (who doesn’t come off as a bitch) and while there is a romance subplot throughout the series, it doesn’t dictate the plot.
If you like fantasy books with good world building and strongly written characters, I definitely recommend this series!
Next up, I have been using the Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter nail polish at an alarming rate. It’s glittery, sparkly, and girly, and well, I love it. For one, it preserves the base coat longer, and I just like having glittery nails. Christmas is coming after all. I’ve got to build up my glitter nail polish stock.
Finally, Taylor Swift’s CMA performance of Red has been playing on repeat on my iPod. I am one of those people who when they like a song, they listen to the song over and over again until they get sick of it. I have been listening to this song for six days on repeat, and I still can’t get enough.
The iTunes version is supremely superior to what you will find on YouTube, but if you like Taylor Swift, I say give it a listen.
Any good book recommendations? What’s your typical coffee order?