‘Story Magic’ by Laurel Gale | Author Q & A

‘Listeners, I have a story that may interest you…’

Kaya speaks these words in Story Magic. Despite her village preventing girls from casting, Kaya indeed gets it done! When her brother goes missing, Kaya relies on quick thinking as she travels through unfamiliar land. With the help of stories, of course!

Today I’m here with Laurel Gale, the author of Story Magic. She shares her writing process, as well as the awesome gift of writing strong, magical female characters! You’ll certainly be excited to pick up your copy!

‘Story Magic’ Book Information

Story Magic by Laurel Gale. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1581012277l/51136406._SX318_SY475_.jpg

Story Magic by Laurel Gale
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Release Date: October 27, 2020

Synopsis

Girls are forbidden to practice story magic. Only bad things happen when they do. Everyone knows this, but that doesn’t stop twelve-year-old Kaya A’Dor from learning the basics from her older brother Hob. The trick is to sense a listener, one of the magical beings that inhabit the world, and tell it a story. If the listener likes the story, it will allow the storyteller to work magic.

Although Kaya knows the risks, she attempts a little story magic to impress Hob. When Hob is taken prisoner in Prima, the faraway capital city, Kaya is convinced it’s her fault. Either because someone discovered what she was doing, or because the bad luck has found her.

Desperate to save her brother, Kaya will do anything to make it to Prima, including story magic. With each story she tells her ability to wield story magic grows. She soon begins to wonder if her brother’s imprisonment was really her fault or something else entirely. Thus, each story brings her one step closer to finding Hob and leaving everything she’s ever known behind.

‘Story Magic’ Author Info

Story Magic, Laurel Gale author photo. Link: https://www.laurelgale.com/p/about-me.html
Photo by Tal Miles

Laurel Gale writes books for children. Her middle grade novels include Dead Boy and Story Magic. She lives with her husband and their ferrets in Washington. In addition to writing, she enjoying hiking, playing board games, and reading. She loves animals and is easily distracted by squirrels.
Visit Laurel online through her Website or Twitter.

Website | Twitter

Author Q & A

1. Cathleen: How are you and your family during this time? I think we’re all ready for 2020 to end!

Laurel Gale: Thanks for asking! We’re doing well, but yes, we’re ready for 2020 to end.

2. C: Congratulations on the release of Story Magic! It’s such a heartfelt story!

LG: Aww, thanks! I’m super excited to share this book with everyone.

3. C: How did your love for writing begin?

LG: It’s hard to say because I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember! It started with poems and short stories when I was a kid. I’ve always loved to read, and I’ve always found that writing is the most natural way for me to express my ideas. I’m happiest when I’m writing something.

4. C: What inspired you to create ‘Story Magic’?

LG: Story Magic started with the magic system. I was talking to my husband and how magic systems are used in fiction, and this sparked an idea for a magic system based on storytelling. From there, I came up with the main character and the listeners, and the rest followed.

5. C: Kaya is truly fearless in her use of magical storytelling. What made you create such an empowering character?

LG: Kaya is very brave, but at the same time, she does experience quite a bit of fear. I think that’s what makes her empowering – she pushes past her fear to do what’s right. That’s certainly something I aspire to.

'Story Magic', Jolly Fish Press Promo photo.

6. C: While searching for her brother, Kaya faces many harsh truths in society. She goes through many growing pains!

LG: She starts off being a bit naïve, but she learns so much on her journey. This can be hard for her, but she finds her inner strength and grows. I think this is something a lot of middle grade readers can relate to. Even if they’re not going on magical adventures, they are learning more about the world at that age.

7. C: I love how Kaya sticks to her intuition throughout the book. Is she created after a particular figure in your life?

LG: I didn’t base Kaya on any particular person. I wanted to make her a realistic twelve-year-old who has a lot of doubts and sometimes messes up, but who is also very strong and tries to do the right thing.

8. C: Themes such as girl power and fighting intolerance are strong in ‘Story Magic’. Have you always wanted to carry this message in your writing?

LG: In Story Magic, only members of the Story Magicians Guild are allowed to practice story magic, and girls are never allowed to join the guild. This is a way for the guild to control who has power. I don’t think I could have done this concept justice without exploring themes of girl power and tolerance.

When I write a book, my main goal is to tell an entertaining story, but I think the message matters, too. Kindness, fairness, courage, and tolerance are important themes in my writing because those are important ideas in life.

9. C: Which authors inspire your work? It can be Middle Grade, YA, etc.

LG: There are so many amazing writers out there, and I think it’s important for writers to read widely.

When I was kid, I was obsessed with Christopher Pike books, and I think that’s where I really developed my taste for speculative fiction. Neil Gaiman has also been an inspiration.

10: C: What advice do you have for those starting their writing career?

LG: Persistence is key. I think a lot of new writers feel like they have to get published immediately, but it’s not a race. I spent a few years and wrote several manuscripts before I got my first book deal, and looking back, I’m glad those early manuscripts were never published. I still trunk manuscripts occasionally.

It takes time to learn the craft of writing, and not everything you try will work. Just keep pushing yourself to be better, and if you really want to make a career out of writing, focus on your long-term goals.

Also, please don’t feel like you’ve wasted your time on something just because you never publish it. As long as you’re learning and improving, you’re not wasting your time. You wouldn’t expect a musician to start performing concerts immediately! It takes practice to master any skill that’s worthwhile, and that’s normal.

Thank you, Laurel, for your time! ‘Story Magic’ is certainly thrilling! It’s available today, so get your copy! You won’t be disappointed!

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‘Merci Suarez Changes Gears’: Book Review

Merci Suarez Changes Gears definitely broke my reading slump!

While I read for book clubs and tours these past few months (and surely enjoyed them), I needed a read for ‘me-time’. This middle grade read was calling my name since purchasing in Doylestown months back.

Want to know what I think? Keep reading…

Merci Suarez Changes Gears | Book Info

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. A curly haired girl riding a bike. Palm trees and pink buildings are in the background. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1561068468l/38185346._SX318_.jpg

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Length: 355 pages
Source: Hardcover
Release Date: September 11, 2018

Synopsis

Merci Suarez knew that sixth grade would be different. However, she had no idea just how different! For starters, Merci has never been like the other kids at her private school in Florida, because she and her older brother, Roli, are scholarship students. Also, they don’t have a big house or a fancy boat, and they have to do extra community service to make up for their free tuition.

So when bossy Edna Santos sets her sights on the new boy who happens to be Merci’s school-assigned Sunshine Buddy, Merci becomes the target of Edna’s jealousy!

Things aren’t well at home, either. Merci’s grandfather and most trusted ally, Lolo, has been acting strangely lately. He forgets important things, falls from his bike, and gets angry over nothing. No one tells Merci what’s going on, so she’s left to her own worries, while also feeling all on her own at school.

In a coming-of-age tale full of humor and wisdom, award-winning author Meg Medina gets to the heart of the confusion and constant change of middle school–and the steadfast connection that defines family.

Merci Suarez Changes Gears | Author Info

Meg Medina. Photo Credit: Petite Shards Production. Link: https://megmedina.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/meg-medina-headshot-2-2016-535x800.jpg
Photo Credit: Petite Shards Production

Meg Medina is a Newbery award-winning and New York Times best-selling author. She writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. Her works are called ‘heartbreaking’, ‘lyrical’ and ‘must haves for every collection. She lives with her family in Richmond, VA.

My Review

Merci Suarez Changes Gears is a tale rich in diversity and community. Merci’s family works hard for their success. While lacking material things, Merci is wealthy with her family’s love. Their family setup reminds me of my living situation growing up. Similar to Merci’s family’s ‘Casitas’, my family lived in a multi-family unit. It was truly an inter-generational household! Additionally, elders and older relatives looked after the younger generation.

Also, this features a strong and positive tale with a Latinx family. Given that I’m also Latinx (Puerto Rican), I can certainly relate to their family arrangements!

This is an emotional yet powerful coming of age story. Merci handles big changes when she begins middle school. Friendship dynamics shift, and social circles blend in accordance to gender roles. Despite her attempts to contribute in school, Merci’s intelligence is ridiculed by her peers. She learns to seek support through change. In addition to group changes, Merci handles her first crush!

In Merci Suarez Changes Gears, our main character makes it clear that her family works for their status. Merci’s parents instill the value of a good education through sacrifice. This strong work ethic is passed down to Merci as she does jobs with her father. Already she thinks differently than most of her peers, such as Edna Santos. While Edna passes through intimidation, Merci relies on her quick wit and thinking skills.

Also, Merci handles the gradual change of Lolo. He experiences the changes Alzheimer’s disease cause. He fails to recognize family members. Familiar trips turn into vague memories. Indeed, Merci struggles to adapt to this sudden change in life.

Final Thoughts

To conclude, Merci Suarez Changes Gears is a wonderful Middle Grade story. Meg Medina beautifully writes about middle school friendship, family, and community. I certainly recommend for those seeking a diverse, coming of age story!

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‘The Archive’ by Dan Fitzgerald | Cover Reveal

‘The Archive’ continues ‘The Maer Cycle’ adventure! We see new threats and shocking twists as our group ventures on an exciting quest!

Here is the Cover Reveal for The Archive by Dan Fitzgerald! Many thanks to Storytellers on Tour for letting me participate!

‘The Archive’ | Cover & Book Information

The Archive by Dan Fitzgerald. 'The Maer Cycle' Book Two

‘The Archive’ by Dan Fitzgerald
Series: ‘The Maer Cycle’, Book 2
Publisher: Shadow Spark Publishing
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: December 4, 2020

Synopsis

In Hollow Road, three companions discovered the monsters of legend were all too real…

Rumors among the Maer tell of an underground library called the Archive. This place houses a wealth of knowledge and terrible magics that could be used to start the biggest war seen since the Great Betrayal. A mixed group of humans and Maer set off on an historic quest to find the Archive and protect it from those who would use it to destroy everything they hold dear.

As the cold of winter bears down upon them, they trek through forbidding mountains beset by dangers they could have never imagined. They follow a set of ancient clues deep into the Silver Hills, forging surprising alliances and making new enemies.

The humans and Maer are linked by more than their quest to find the Archive and stop an insidious war. A mystical surrogacy may bridge the gap between two peoples. As a result, many hearts entwine as their adventure hurtles toward its bloody conclusion.

‘The Archive’ Author Information

Dan Fitzgerald.

Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy writer living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music. His debut fantasy novel, Hollow Road, published in September by Shadow Spark Publishing. The Archive comes out on December 4. The Maer Cycle Trilogy concludes with The Place Below in March 2021.

Books and merchandise are available at https://shadowsparkpub.com/dan-fitzgerald.

Find out more about Dan and his books at his Website, or on Twitter and Instagram.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

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First Lines Fridays | October 23

First Lines Friday is a weekly book meme hosted by Wandering Words. Every week books get judged not by their cover, but their opening lines! Click here to view Wandering Words’ original post!

  • First, pick a book of your shelf (either current read or TBR) and open to the first page.
  • Then, copy the first lines, but don’t give anything away. Hook the reader first!
  • Finally…reveal the book!

This Week’s First Lines

‘A half moon glows on smooth granite boulders, turning them silver. The silence was broken only by the ripple of water from the swift black river and the whisper of trees …’

Any Guesses?

First Lines. A woman shrugging her shoulders. Link: https://media.giphy.com/media/g0gnYxmMwbFE4e7t2t/giphy.gif

First Lines. A man saying 'I'm So Lost'. Link: https://media.giphy.com/media/ZgUK99ejlrEm3NOOjL/giphy.gif

This Week’s Book:

Warriors Book 1: Into the Wild. By Erin Hunter.

Warriors: Into the Wild by Erin Hunter

While this is a middle grade series, I love the idea of feral cat clans! I certainly can’t wait to start reading book!

Synopsis

For generations, four Clans of wild cats have shared the forest according to the laws laid down by their warrior ancestors. But the ThunderClan cats are in grave danger, and the sinister ShadowClan grows stronger every day.

Noble warriors are dying– and some deaths are more mysterious than others. In the midst of this turmoil appears an ordinary house cat named Rusty . . . who may turn out to be the bravest warrior of them all.

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In conclusion, what first lines would you like to share? Comment down below!

WWW Wednesday | October 21

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm. It is now maintained by Sam by Taking On a World of Words. Click here to view Sam’s page.

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WWW Wednesday Prompts

  • First: What are you currently reading?
  • Then: What did you finish reading recently?
  • Finally: What are you going to read next?
WWW Wednesday. What are you currently reading?
The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1553927196l/41952489.jpg

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

The lucky ones are born gifted. One in every two thousand women has the power to call down dragons...”

This is an Epic Fantasy with strong characters. One man is in charge of saving his land from rigid Nobility. This is certainly a page turner!

WWW Wednesday. What did you finish reading recently?
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

On the shorelines of Russia, two sisters disappear…’

This mystery was so engaging! We follow a neighborhood solving a kidnapping case. Broken into months, it was certainly addicting!

WWW Wednesday. What do you think you'll read next?
Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

I’m reading Black Sun for the B2Weird Book Club. I’ve heard so much about this fantasy novel. I can’t wait to start reading it!

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Books Recommendations | Top 10 Tuesday

Book recommendations are so valuable! All suggestions are so meaningful. Although I don’t stick to a given reading schedule, I check out all books recommended to me!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. It was then moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018.

Each week Jana gives a prompt, and we respond with our own Top 10 list.

You’re more than welcome to participate, but link your page back to Jana’s TTT post!

10 Most Recent Book Recommendations

Here are the 10 books I’ve read recently, because of recommendations!

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1553927196l/41952489.jpg

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter: Currently reading for the B2Weird Book Club!

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1541103539l/34563821._SY475_.jpg

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips: I received this recommendation from my local library’s book club!

Audubon's Sparrow by Juditha Dowd. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1576600201l/49365476.jpg

Audubon’s Sparrow by Juditha Dowd: This is another library book recommendation. A lovely work in poetry, talking about Lucy Bakewell’s life.

Book Recommendations. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1594059624l/52339313._SY475_.jpg
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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas: After reading rave reviews on Twitter, I had to preorder! This is a supernatural LGBTQ+ story I couldn’t miss! I also received an eARC through Edelweiss, so I had a chance to enjoy. I wasn’t disappointed!

Book Recommendations. Lock Every Door by RIley Sager. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1540938359l/41837243._SY475_.jpg

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager: When Kayla of BooksandLala mentioned this thriller, I had to read it. A house sitter in New York City, with disappearing housemates? I was immediately drawn in!

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1524085521l/36952594.jpg

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney: I stumbled across this Alice and Wonderland retelling. I’m waiting for the third installment. I’m such a fan!

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1585327950l/42074525._SY475_.jpg

The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: This is another book recommendation through the B2Weird Book Club. I’m so happy that I discovered this group! They certainly know good fantasy tales!

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1552334367l/44318414.jpg

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: One more book from my local library’s book club. This one truly resonated, since a supporting character has Type 1 Diabetes. Some scenes hit close to home!

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1516638225l/35403058._SY475_.jpg

City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab: Common Spence recommended this story. It was my first foray into Victoria Schwab’s work. I love Cassidy Blake’s adventures!

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1551185822l/36492488.jpg

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal: This is another Booktube recommendation, but can’t remember the video. I. Love. This. Story! January 2021 can’t come fast enough!

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The Blogtober Tag | Blogtober Day 19

I found The Blogtober Tag through The Kelly Diane Report. You can read her lovely post here!

Blogtober Tag. Photo by Madalyne Stabb on Unsplash. Link: https://unsplash.com/photos/cm6u6zfjPRE
Photo by Madalyne Stabb on Unsplash

What is your favorite fall scent?

I enjoy everything pumpkin, cinnamon and apple based! I specifically love visiting White Barn Candle Co. and Bath and Body Works for Autumn scents!

Do you prefer pumpkin pie or apple pie?

Pumpkin Pie, always! I never have Autumn gatherings without it!

Blogtober Tag. Pumpkin Pie. Link:
Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash

What is one autumn tradition you have?

Watching Halloween programs on TV! My favorite is It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Gif of Linus holding a sign saying 'Welcome Great Pumpkin'. Link: https://media.giphy.com/media/REc9778yUjQ08/giphy.gif

What are you planning for dressing up as for Halloween?

Usually I wear something vampiric or cat-like. I’ve yet to look for a costume this year, but I hope I find something fun!

What are you most excited for in Fall?

Watching the leaves change colors! I love going for neighborhood drives, just to watch the Fall foliage!

What is your favorite scary movie?

Evil Dead, followed by Pet Semetary. Both films cause sleepness nights!

What is your favorite Halloween candy?

Reeses Pieces, of course! Chocolate and peanut butter are my faves!

Favorite Pumpkin spiced flavoured thing?

Pumpkin Spice Lattes. This is certainly the season!

Blogtober Tag. Autumn flavored drinks. Link: https://media.giphy.com/media/REc9778yUjQ08/giphy.gif
Photo by Austin Wade on Unsplash

What is your warmest Fall memory?

Celebrating a Halloween concert with friends in New York, back in 2012. I still remember that night!

What is your favourite Autumn must have?

My cardigan and gloves, of course! When cool breezes come, they’re a regular part of my wardrobe. I also wear my long boots throughout the season!

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Weekend Reads | Saturday Reading Blog

This weekend I have some great book club selections! I love my book clubs, since they share lively discourse and provide new reading material!

I’m have two weekend reads. One if SFF, while the other is Historical Fiction!

Weekend Reads. The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter. Link: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1553927196l/41952489.jpg

The Rage of Dragons by Evan Winter

I’m 40% through The Rage of Dragons. I enjoy the nonstop action in this remote desert region! Additionally, Tau’s story is both emotional and captivating! He is certainly a man on a mission!

This is the B2Weird Book Club October pick. @brisbookish hosts this great book group. She highlights SFF (Sci-Fi/Fantasy) reads every month!

Weekend Reads. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips. LInk: https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1541103539l/34563821._SY475_.jpg

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth is Historical Fiction, with a touch of mystery. This book was my local library’s October pick. At first I thought I wouldn’t enjoy a ‘missing person’ tale. However, it drew me in after the first couple chapters!

Furthermore, Disappearing Earth‘s chapters are ‘months’. Each section follows a different community member. In spite of the endless quest in finding these sisters, we learn about a community stuck in different directions.

Indeed, I’m glad to discover these book clubs, since I now have intriguing tales in my collection!

What are your weekend reads? Feel free to share below!

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Reading Snacks | Blogtober Day 15

Reading snacks are such a comfort! Whether it’s a bag of chips or chocolate, trtreatseats are a great reading go-to!

Favorite Snacks

Here are some of my favorite treats:

Potato Chips

Snacks. Potato chips. Link: https://i1.wp.com/www.eatthis.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/bowl-potato-chips.jpg?fit=1024%2C750&ssl=1

I enjoy Pringles and Ritz Crisp & Thins!

Chocolate

Peanut butter cups. Photo by Heather Barnes on Unsplash. Link: https://unsplash.com/photos/gP1YecpRyD8

My favorite chocolate snacks? Peanut butter cups. That’s my weakness!

Granola Bars

Snacks. Granola Bars. Link: https://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonuniversi-wpengine/spoonuniversi/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/HomemadeGranolaBars_Mirabito_FinalProductPic.jpg

Both healthy and flavorful, granola bars are the perfect treats!

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What are your favorite treats?

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Reading Nook Ideas | Blogtober Day 14

When you hear Autumnal Reading Nook, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

While picturing my autumnal nook needs, cozy and relaxing are important. I want to settle in with a good book. I also want to bring in Autumn vibes!

Here are the factors that are very important when imagining my autumn nook:

Candles: Reading Nook Staples

Autumnal Reading Nook. Photo by Taryn ELliot from Pexels. Link: https://www.pexels.com/photo/lighted-candle-on-white-book-beside-black-glass-bottle-4099355/

When you’re settling in with a good book, candles provide that bookish aura! Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, candles are perfect to place at your desk or window. Since we’re setting up autumnal reading nooks, Apple, cinnamon and pumpkin scents are in order!

You can find awesome fragrant candles at your local department store or at bookish merch sites. I purchased mine at Bath and Body Works!

Seasonal Surfaces: Reading Nook Ready!

Reading Nook Blogtober. Photo by Valeriia Miller from Pexels. Link: https://www.pexels.com/photo/lighted-candle-on-white-book-beside-black-glass-bottle-4099355/

While your reading nook shouldn’t scream Autumn, a little seasonal nostalgia doesn’t hurt! Whether decorating with Fall colors or setting an Autumn object in your midst, your reading space should welcome the season! Personally, I have some Halloween figures decorating my area, which can be viewed here!

Your Favorite Autumn Beverage!

Autumnal Reading Nook. Photo by Lisa Fotios in Pexels. Link: https://www.pexels.com/photo/cup-of-coffee-beside-green-succulent-plant-1232433/

Coffee, tea, iced beverages…you name it! Every good book is paired with a favored drink. Indeed, no reading nook is complete without it!

What drinks do you enjoy? I adore coffee. I’m never without my caffeine!

Reading Nook. 'Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins Please'. Photo taken at TJ Maxx.

To sum up, your autumnal nook should reflect what’s best for you! Some seasonal touches and personal flair livens up any space!

What would you add to your nook? Feel free to share below!

Blogtober Signoff photo.

Note: Candle and drink photos were from Pexels