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#loveathon Mini Challenge #4: Tea Break with Epic Reads!!

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  • It’s time for a tea break! In this post, you’ll share which fictional character, book blogger OR BookTuber OR Bookstagrammer, and author you’d want to have a tea party with and why. Feel free to go above and beyond by including more details about your dream tea party!

TEA TIME WITH EPIC READS:

MARGOT & AUBREY

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Do you remember the days when Epic Reads Tea Time [You can watch the first ever Tea Time at that link!] was live and included the fabulous duo: Margot and Aubrey?!?  Well, I do, and those times were legendary!

So I’m choosing to create my Dream Tea Break with the Tea Time Ladies: Margot & Aubrey! Because…is there any way to have a bookish tea break without them?!? I think not!

First of all, Margot and Aubrey are passionate about books, and understand the importance of getting excited about our favorite reads! They’ve got their priorities straight: Books, Donuts, & Tea!

Some of my favorite afternoons have been spent tuning into live Tea Time on my laptop (one time when I was housesitting for my parents, I used their huge TV screen to watch) and chatting with the larger bookish community as we listened to Margot and Aubrey fangirl over books and tell us about the latest releases.

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It was a dream! Every Wednesday afternoon all the bookish and teatime excitement was almost overwhelming.

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When Aubrey announced that she was moving to Chicago and the Epic Reads teatime duo was splitting up, I was devastated! But Aubrey must have had a pretty good reason to move, and Margot is carrying on the Epic Reads traditions so everything is actually OK in the end. And there’s always the possibility of Tea Time reunions and Book Shimmying.

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Another reason why I would love to have tea with Margot and Aubrey is because I think we’re not too far apart in age and I imagine they would understand my love of Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears.

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I also know Margot recently traveled to Scotland and loved it, so I am looking forward to sharing my own obsession with the Scottish highlands at the tea party!

We can also chat about Calvin in A WRINKLE IN TIME…Margot recently talked about Calvin as her first boy crush in a book in the Valentine’s Day book tag video!

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This tea will feature many different kinds of doughnuts, but I think cake must be present as well. How about a Tiger Lily cake?!

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Here’s a box of donuts from Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, but I think this tea party might have to be catered by DOUGH, which I visited last year in NYC–those donuts were just too good.

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Then again, here in Boston, there’s Kane’s Donuts, which I have to admit, I also enjoy…

And of course, there will be gallons and gallons of tea of all different kinds—in English teapots! I could go on further about the details of my tea party with Epic Reads, but I’m afraid you’ll probably just see more photos of cake and links to doughnut shops! For now, we’ll adjourn, and I hope that one day my dream tea with Margot and Aubrey (and doughnuts and books!) can take place.

Until then, HAPPY TEATIME!

 

What Katie Read

2016 #loveathon: Intro Questionnaire

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I participated in the the Blogger Love-A-Thon two years ago with Alexa Loves Books, and I’m jumping in again! This year it’s hosted by Alexa and Cee, Hazel, and Mel, so it’s going to be delightful!

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First things first: We have the Questionnaire!

Name: Katie–However, I’m on Twitter as LibrarianKatie_

Where in the world are you blogging from? Boston, MA!

How did you get into Blogging? I’ve spent the majority of my education reading and talking about books, so it just made sense after I finished Grad School to start a blog where I could share my thoughts about what I was reading.

How did you come up with your blog name? At first, it was Spirit of Children’s Literature, because I’m really interested in the spirituality of children’s books. But…I read and talk about a lot of young adult and adult books so I wanted a broader name, and Bookish Illuminations still implied that whole notion of multiple layers and meanings in books.

Genre you read the most and review on your blog? That might be a tie between fantasy and historical fiction….

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Other types of posts besides reviews? Probably Special Feature posts like Top Ten Tuesday and other blogging events…

Favorite thing about blogging community? Talking about books and getting excited about them!

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Five Books You’re excited for in 2016?

TRAITOR ANGELS BY ANNE BLANKMAN

RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE BY KATE DICAMILLO

THIS SAVAGE SONG BY VICTORIA SCHWAB

LADY JANE BY CYNTHIA HAND, BRODI ASHTON, JODI MEADOWS

THE MIRROR KING BY JODI MEADOWS

What food are you obsessed with?

DOUGHNUTS!

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But also: CINNAMON ROLLS!

Did you read MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE? That protagonist loves cinnamon rolls!

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Other hobbies besides reading?

Writing, Cooking, Baking, Traveling, Mixed Media Art, Making Collages, Exploring the Natural World, Ballet…

That’s all for now, folks!

So, Loveathon Participants, leave me the link to your blog posts with your questionnaires! I’m looking forward to visiting your blogs! 😀

 

What Katie Read
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