Hi all! I have a fun post for you today from Kristin Halbrook, author of Nobody But Us. I read this book not too long ago and enjoyed it a lot!
Title: Nobody But Us
Author: Kristin Halbrook
Published: January 29, 2013
Series: Stand Alone
Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.
They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run.
Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger….
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
I want to first thank Christy for the invitation to be part of this fabulous series!
Winter is a great time to curl up with something warm to drink and a great book. I love spending my evenings this way. If you’re looking for something to read, here are some ideas for books that go well with your favorite winter beverages.
Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate is sweet and comforting, especially when topped with a big dollop of softly whipped cream. So when I think of hot chocolate, I think of the gentle, comforting books I like to read. The ones with lovely writing, great settings and a touch of romance. My Classic partner with hot chocolate is the Anne of Green Gables series. My Modern pick is Sarah Dessen’s The Truth About Forever.
Spiced Hot Cider: I love to make spiced cider by simmering fresh cider with cinnamon sticks, cloves and a touch of orange peel. The house smells so good and the spices warm me right up. The complexity of hot cider works well with more cerebral novels; the touch of sweetness in cider cheers me up when I’ve had a good cry. For Classic, I choose Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. For Modern, I’ll go with Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now, Marissa Meyer’s Cinder books and debut author Steph Kuehn’s Charm and Strange.
Black Tea: Black tea is so traditional. It takes me right to Britain, so the books that I think work best with black tea are traditional novels, perhaps even with a bit of an accent. The Classic partner is definitely Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, while the Modern partners are Jandy Nelson’s The Sky is Everywhere and Melina Marchetta’s The Piper’s Son.
Chai Tea: Chai tea is creamy, rich and redolent of many spices. It takes me away to another place as it warms me, so the books that work best with this drink need to have fabulous settings. Classic is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Modern is Kirsten Hubbard’s Wanderlove and Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns series.
Coffee: Coffee is high energy and high impact. It’s bitter, but so flavorful and complex. Additional flavors really bring out coffee’s various tasting notes. So I want a book that’s high energy, emotional and maybe even dangerous or gritty. Coffee sometimes also puts me in mind of hardworking midwesterners with their tin cup of coffee in the morning. My classic pick is Willa Cather’s My Antonia for the tin cup vibe. My modern picks are Veronica Roth’s Divergent Series for energy and Catherynne Valente’s Deathless for complexity and grittiness.
What are your favorite books to match with your favorite hot drinks?
Thanks for sharing with us, Kristin! Great picks in books and drinks. I mostly drink hot water by itself, but sometimes add a little bit of fresh lemon. That goes good with any book. 😀
You can read my review of Nobody But Us HERE.
When I was little, I wanted to be a writer, the President of the USA or the first female NFL quarterback. Despite being able to throw a wicked spiral, I didn’t really grow to the size needed for the NFL. Then, as I got older and studied more, I came to realize there were better ways to effect positive change than becoming president. The first one, however, stuck. Even when I was pursuing other dreams, I always took time to write here and there. NOBODY BUT US will be published by HarperChildren’s in 2013.
When I’m not writing or reading (which is what I do all day, in all of my work), I’m spending time with pixies, my Mad Scot soulmate, and one grumpy cocker spaniel; traveling across oceans and time; cooking and baking up a storm and watching sunsets and waves crash on the beach. I currently live, love and explore in The Emerald City, though I occasionally make wispy, dream-like plans to move to New York, Paris or a Scottish castle one day (if just temporarily).
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