Read-a-thon mini-challenge: Books and Beverages


Welcome Read-a-thoners and regular readers! We’re deep into Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon, with Hour 17 just about to get underway. It tends to get a bit quiet around this time of day… because it’s not day for participants in most other time zones. It’s the time where we’re all reaching for some additional caffeine or sugar. By now, I’ve probably consumed enough tea to fill the Tasman Sea and will need more if I hope to power through until the end.

The Task

It’s probably obvious that books and tea are obsessions of mine. So, tell me:Β What are you reading at the moment and what beverage do you have on hand? If you have a favourite tea, I’d love to hear it! Just leave a comment below. Extra kudos to anyone keen to link me to a photo.

The Prize

A book from worth US$15 or less. This is giveaway is open to international participants.

Australian readers may opt instead for a bundle of gently used SFF books, if they wish.

The winner will be announced and contacted once the event wraps up!



143 Responses to Read-a-thon mini-challenge: Books and Beverages

  1. Amy Massengill October 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    I’m more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker, & the bolder the better (though I do take cream). Currently reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. Excellent!

  2. Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Currently reading No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor.
    Two beverages at the moment: water, and also a mug of hot cider. Tepid, now, as I’d ignored it during a particularly good bit of my book

    • Dee October 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

      I really like the Jodi Taylor books! Wish more wools knew about her

  3. Tamatha Hargett October 23, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

    I am reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, and drinking spearmint tea. My favorite tea is Teagan’s Jade Citrus Mint tea! πŸ™‚

  4. Erika October 23, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    Drinking borrowing old seltzer and listening to Shonda Rime’s The Year of Yes (which is fantastic so far!). I hope you’re having a wonderful readathon!!

  5. Victoria Scott October 23, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

    I’m a bit of a weirdo and don’t like hot drinks, so I’ve just got my water bottle! I know I’m going to get really jealous of everyone else haha πŸ˜›

  6. Angelica October 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I have on my lap Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen a young adult book set in 1929! I’m also drinking water. Which is a little boring but it is my fave beverage!

  7. Rachel Noel October 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I’m currently going back and forth between the web comics Yosh! and The Devil’s Panties. To my right, I have a cup of decaf coffee (because I’ve had a LOT of caffeine already today) and a cup of water to make sure I stay hydrated.

    As far as teas go, I recently picked up an ounce of Lavender Peach Tea for my husband (he’s the tea drinker of the house) that even has me interested.

  8. Amy Cefoldo October 23, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Currently drinking a decaf Americano frim SB πŸ™‚

  9. Alex October 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Reading Bone Gap and drinking Coke Zero at the moment
    Favorite tea is just plain old black tea with sugar β˜•οΈ

  10. Monica October 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    I’m reading The Obsidian Chamber by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, and drinking my fourth straight carton of chocolate milk. (It’s midnight here in Washington, D.C., and I’m saving my serious caffeine for the wee hours of the morning.)

  11. Shannon October 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    I’m reading The Lost Girls by Heather Young and I’m drinking a cherry vanilla Pepsi. I really need the caffeine right now!

  12. Diane P. October 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    At the moment, I am reading iced mint green tea. My favorite tea is chai.

  13. Virago October 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I’m still reading It by Stephen King and I’m sipping on a Real Sugar Pepsi.

  14. Ju Transcendancing October 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    *pom poms* I’m not doing the readathon because of exam study but to participate in spirit, I’ve been reading ‘Introduction to Research for Midwives’ (3rd ed) by Colin Rees. It’s a pretty good primer for understanding, applying, doing, and critiquing research from a midwifery standpoint.

    Beverages I’ve consumed this morning include coffee (with crappy supermarket beans instead of nicer ones because we ran out, but at least still a proper latte which is eleventy times better than instant), I started the morning with a pot of Earl Grey tea from Lupicia in Melbourne, their Darjeeling Earl Grey. I love how sharp and strong an Earl Grey it is. Right now I have a cup of ordinary black tea-bag tea to keep me going this afternoon. More tea later is likely. Maybe even green tea, which I often only crave when I’m studying.

  15. Paramondi October 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I am currently reading City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff Vandermeer, and I’m bouncing between a can of Diet Mt. Dew and a glass of cold cucumber water. I’m finding being well hydrated is almost better than caffeine for helping to keep me awake!

  16. Andrea Garcia October 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I’m drinking coffee and reading vol.3 of The Woods

  17. Erin October 23, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    I am currently in the middle of Dark Matter by Blake Crouch and am drinking good old water (having just finished a mug of hot coffee)!

  18. Trisha October 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    I’m reading Seraphina by Rachel Hartman and enjoying it immensely. I’m drinking cranberry pineapple juice with mango flavored La Croix water for fizziness. My favorite tea is chai though.

  19. Allison @ The Book Wheel October 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    I’m reading The Veins of the Ocean and am drinking some red wine. But not too much – I don’t want to fall asleep!

  20. Katie Williams October 23, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    Currently reading: Black Widow: Forever Red
    Currently drinking: Diet Coke

    Hoping a bit of caffeine will kick this headache and keep me going!

  21. Bethany October 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m reading Chaos Choreography by Seanan McGuire, and I’m just about to go make myself an awesome mocha with the Guatemala coffee beans from Verve I got in my subscription box today. I love mochas…

  22. Brianna Flores October 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    I’m having a cup of Pumpkin Spice Coffee. Here’s my pic πŸ˜€

  23. Kristen October 23, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

    Drinking apple ale right now! Here’s a pic!

  24. Colleen Burns October 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I’m reading Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella and drinking a Nuero Bliss White Raspberry. My favorite tea is the Aveda brand.

  25. Ssele October 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    ‘The Benson Murder Case’ by S. S. Van Dine and… Pepsi! Caffeine is the best thing to stay awake, they said!

  26. Brona October 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I have enjoyed a cup of home made chamomile at bedtime last night, several cups of Buddha’s tears tea throughout today and a coffee stop.

    Some of which are on my update page –

  27. Jenna October 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    I actually posted about this on Litsy a little while ago. My drink of choice right now is Sleepytime tea since my sinuses are killing me. Between that, water and some candies I’m set!

  28. Melissa Veras October 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    My favorite beverage is hot cocoa β™₯ And here’s the photo:

  29. Loreen October 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    It’s time for some tea! A nice jasmine to go with my Harry Potter!

  30. Jazz @ Jazmin Jade Reviews October 23, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    I am reading Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter with bottles of V close by! Here is a picture

  31. Brian F October 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Currently reading Halo: First Strike (3rd in the series), and currently drinking a Mountain Dew. Apparently when it comes to reading I’m still a stereotypical gamer.

  32. The Wicked Bookworm October 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    I’m not ~quite~ done with The Body Electric, but A Discovery of Witches is next, and hardcovers are easier to photograph than ebooks.

  33. Tami October 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

    Im reading “magic strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom, and drinking Diet Coke.

    Here’s the link to the picture

  34. Yvonne October 23, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    I’m reading The El Dorado Adventure by Lloyd Alexander and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

  35. Natalie October 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    Green tea for now. My favorite tea is Lapsang Souchong, which I cannot wake up without. I am reading a book about food: “(7 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement”. It’s quite fascinating.

  36. Jenny October 23, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    Hello RATers!
    I’m keeping a steady pace today and I’ve slowly transitioned from my coffee habit into my soda pop habit as the day has progressed! A yummy caffeinated bubbly root beer is keeping me going while I read Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning. I’ve posted a photo on Litsy! OceanCityMama’s post on Litsy

  37. Kelly Chen October 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Earl Grey! Currently (and still) reading A Dance with Dragons

  38. Jessica A Minor V October 23, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    My reply:

  39. Nicole Dunton October 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    I’m drinking me some green tea and listening to How I Fall by Anne Eliot and reading (almost done with) Give and Take by Emily Cyr

  40. Jen Scott October 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    I’m about to finish Elantris by Brandon Sanderson and I’m trying out Trader Joe’s Harvest Blend Herbal Tea! I haven’t tried it yet, but it smells divine.

  41. Dominique October 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    Some vanilla chai tea with a splash of milk and a bit of honey. Mmmmm….. The perfect calming smell to distract me from this creepy as ‘ell book (You by Caroline Kepnes). Here’s a photo I took this morning with my mocha:

  42. Heather October 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Root beer! I just finished a book and have to decide what to read next.

  43. Ruthsic October 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    I’m reading Timekeeper by Tara Sim at the moment and am drinking apple juice

  44. Kimberly Meyer October 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Here’s my current book and beverage!

  45. Natashajk October 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Earl Grey tea and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ll tag you in my Instagram post.

  46. Sylwia October 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    I drank 4 different kind of tea today!

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

      In my opinion, you can never have too many different kinds of tea! Good luck with the readathon.

  47. Charmaine October 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    At Hour 17, I am now reading Hammett by Joe Gores and having a nice jar of green tea (my favorite).

  48. Paula Burnett October 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    I’m reading Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon and sipping peppermint water.

  49. Alix May October 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    I just set down Rejection Proof so I could read the blog and go make a cup of Hazelnut Creme coffee!

  50. Jenna @ Falling Letters October 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Nice photos! I’m just about to start When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin. I’m drinking hot chocolate in my favourite mug.

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

      Thank you! I think I might have some hot chocolatr closer to wrap-up time. Hope you’re enjoying the book!

  51. Sara Planz October 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Simpson and Vail’s Bronte Sisters tea is perfect hot or iced. So good!

  52. Natashajk October 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Earl Grey tea and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I’ll tag you in my Instagram post!

  53. Jules Q October 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    I’ve never been a coffee drinker or much for any hot beverage, but I do love me some Coca-Cola. It’s my only shot of caffeine so I saved it for the 11pm hour in Texas. My read is the first part conclusion of A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW. But now that I see those together, perhaps a vodka would be more appropriate!

  54. Teri Henningsen October 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    I love chamomile tea but I’d love to learn of some new ones!

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:32 pm #

      Is your preference for herbal teas?

  55. Melissa October 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    I’m reading The Miracle Worker and drinking a Dead Eye Stout! I posted a picture on Litsy (@avidreader25) but I’m not sure how to link to it. Fun challenge!

  56. Trisa October 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    I’m reading The Reader by Traci Chee and drinking green tea

  57. Jordan October 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

    It’s water for me right now. But I’m definitely a tea drinker. My usual is the Lipton’s caffeinated blend with milk and sugar.

    Currently reading: Gemina (Illuminae Files #2)

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:31 pm #

      Lucky! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of Gemina.

  58. Rachelle October 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    I’m reading The Sandman, Vol. 2 by Neil Gaiman and drinking Earl Grey tea.

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

      Both excellent choices!

  59. Kirsten M October 23, 2016 at 3:27 pm #

    I am reading If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by John Jodzio and am drinking hot chocolate that my teenage son kindly made for me!

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

      What a sweetheart! I hope youre enjoying both the book and the hot chocolate.

  60. Crystal October 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    I am reading The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. I had to switch to water a few hours ago but look forward to some green tea a little later on. Thanks for hosting this mini-challenge!

  61. JaretG October 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Coffee and tea are both high on my drink list. I love all kinds of each of them, but herbal teas and green teas are high on my high list. However, I am currently drinking my all-time favorite drink–Diet Coke.

  62. Kait @ Scintillating Reads October 23, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Here’s my entry!
    Happy Reading! πŸ™‚

  63. Carmen Harris October 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Here is my Instagram link; drinking Play and reading ‘That Girl’ by Leslie DJ:

  64. Karen Brozina October 23, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Diet Pepsi … it’s the carbonation and the bite of the taste. I’m not really affected by caffeine the way some people are. I love the taste. I’m reading Crimson Shore by Douglas Preston and Lee Child and loving it. I’m enjoying it so much that is why I was late responding to this mini challenge.

  65. Aimee October 23, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    I’m back to reading “A Brief History of Seven Killings,” by Marlon James, and I’m drinking a grapefruit La Croix.

  66. Jerricka H October 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    I just finished The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and enjoyed a mug of hot cider. I have some gingerbread tea that I’ll make in a bit but right now I’m relaxing in the bath. Continuing with The Heart of Betrayal!

  67. Tim October 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Reading Berlin City of Stones and drinking Gatorade and water.

  68. Olivia October 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    Currently reading ‘The Invasion of the Tearling’ and drinking water but my favorite tea is usually Chai w milk or Roibos πŸ™‚

  69. Sarah Says Read October 23, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    In reading Angels & Demons by Dan Brown and drinking a bottle of water with blue Mio in it, cause hydration is important! But man I wish I had a nice cold Dr.Pepper right now for the caffeine…

  70. Valerie October 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Just finished The Hollow by Agatha Christie and have been drinking some kiwi strawberry juice πŸ™‚

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Ooo… sounds tasty!

  71. Anna L October 23, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    I am currently reading Awakening by Kelley Armstrong. I am drinking water (not very exciting). I just got off work and I was really thirsty.

    • Elizabeth October 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

      Staying hydrated is important! I always drink plenty of water while doing a readathon. Hope you’re enjoying the book.

  72. Brave New Books October 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    Coffee with milk and Amarula (a South African cream liqueur)! Pic on the Deweys Facebook page and on my Litsy, @BraveNewBooks, can’t figure out how to link, sadly πŸ™

  73. Brengwain October 23, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

    I’m reading The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and drinking Bourbon St. vanilla rooibos. I am a night owl so I feel wide awake right now, though I may need a boost later, which will probably come in the form of lapsang souchong.

  74. Sarah vanO October 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    I’ve just started Barbara Pym’s Jane and Prudence and appropriate for a good English middle-class novel of a spinster and her friend who is the wife of the local clergyman, I am drinking a nice cuppa Earl Grey. Let the caffeine kick in soon because I am feeling some lidded and dry eyes.

  75. Liz parker October 23, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    My favourite teas are from Twinings, the Chamomile, Honey & Vanilla is one I mostly drink but I also love Chamomile & Spiced Apple.

  76. Iluzija O. Istini October 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    I just came home, I was on a party. A very special one, too. There were coctails served in a pinapple. I had to attend, it was my bfs, but at some point I hid in a back room with my book and nonalcoholic version of what everyone else was drinking.
    No picures, sadly, since I finished my book and the party ended and I snuck back home.

  77. Nicole Woods October 23, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    I was trying out a Peach & Almond Milk Naked Smoothie- which turns out, I’m sadly not too fond of.

  78. Michelle Marquez October 23, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    I’m drinking diet coke and reading Inferno by Dan Brown.

  79. Dee October 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Currently Reading: A House Without Windows – Nadia Hashimi
    Drinking – Diet Coke

  80. Jessica Ussery October 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

    Mimosas and The Hudband’s secret.

  81. Jana October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Finishing up Michael Pollan’s Food Rules, and heading to the kitchen for a fresh cup of Irish breakfast tea!

  82. Priya October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Coffee coffee coffee. (Think Lorelai Gilmore). I am reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engel, having just woken up after a short night’s sleep on this side of the world. πŸ™‚

  83. Diana October 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

    Coffee is a must for me this late in the game but I would kill for some spearmint tea to really wake me up! Tea also seems like the better choice to be drinking with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

  84. Ahavah October 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m reading I Am Malala. I am currently between drinks right now, trying to decide if I should catch a few hrs sleep or power through.

  85. Elizabeth A. October 23, 2016 at 4:05 pm #

    Currently reading Born in Fire and right now I am drinking water. Boring maybe, but hydration is key! πŸ˜‰

  86. Janet Goodell October 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Just started on a small pot of coffee. I am reading Parable of the Sower, but will soon switch to Swift Dam, a book group read I need to finish. As to tea, my current favorite is Montana Gold packaged by an outfit in Missoula.

  87. Sabrina October 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    I just finished ‘The Halloween Tree’ and i am drining Almdudler, a herbal lemonade from Austria.

  88. bahnree October 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m reading The Girl At Midnight and drinking my 6th? cup of coffee. πŸ™‚ I love coffee and books

  89. Jennifer Greenlees (reader44ever) October 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m reading the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews. I just finished book two, Magic Burns, and am getting ready to start book three, Magic Strikes. πŸ™‚

    I am not much of a tea drinker. Once upon a time, I spent a year in Siberia. During that year, I drank enough tea to satisfy several someones’ thirsts for tea. Ever since, I haven’t had much. I’m more likely to drink iced tea than hot tea.

    My caffeinated drink of choice is a regular Pepsi. I’ve been drinking one every two hours or so since the Readathon began. In fact, it’s about time for me to have another. πŸ˜‰

  90. Mary Caputo October 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Hubby made me a large mug of tea to get me through a couple more hours before I fall asleep. I am currently reading The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. I would love a big mug of coffee but The kiddos will be up early tomorrow.

  91. Lena October 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    I am reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult and “alternating” between Mountain Dew and Coffee to drink. I am about to make a new pot of coffee now

  92. Stephanie J. October 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    I am reading Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken and drinking Monster. (I know, it’s terrible for you, but I don’t like tea or coffee much.)

  93. Sabrina October 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    Ijust finished ‘The halloween Tree” and I’m drinking Almdudler…a very refreshing herbal lemonade from Austria.

  94. Frances Cristina G October 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    Currently reading Spooky Sweet by Connie Shelton and drinking water. I might run real quick to get a Dr Pepper though. Lol.

  95. Ann Cox October 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

    Just finished Wytches Volume 1, and am going strong with my trusty Vanilla Coke Zero!

  96. M'ris Berlin October 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    You just missed a photo op with my copy of Black Panther and the bottle of Dry Lavender soda I was drinking! It’s already hit the recycling bin, unfortunately.

  97. Cinfhen October 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Listening to The Grownup on audio
    Drinking chamomile, vanilla & manuka honey tea
    Feeling pretty crappy

  98. Sherry Ann October 23, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    I am currently reading “84, Charing Cross Road” and drinking my favorite tea, Tetley Elaichi (Cardamom flavor)

  99. Tina Black October 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Currently reading Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie & enjoying a mug of salted caramel cocoa.

  100. Katie Hardin October 23, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

    Chai tea iced and reading Open All Night

  101. Beth October 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I’ve had mostly black tea today, and a cup of rosehips tea. I will probably make some chamomile tea soon. Just finished the alternate history novel Pavane by Keith Roberts, it was excellent.

  102. Katie @ Doing Dewey October 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m reading Your Inner Fish and I’m pretty excited to be sdrinking some hot cider πŸ™‚

  103. Lyss October 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Currently reading Heart of Brass and drinkibg Poke-chai
    Or in reality; a masala chai latte in a colourful Polemon mug.

  104. Joules October 23, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    Finished my last bit of caffeine, a delicious Mexican mocha, and am now hydrating like crazy with water to keep this tired body from shutting down.
    Currently reading: Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.
    Fave tea: vanilla honey chamomile.

  105. Kira Van Bremen October 23, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    I’m happy with anything readable I’m a diverse kinda gal but reading my sisters grave at the moment and I LOVE MY COFFEE πŸ˜›

  106. Irene October 23, 2016 at 4:43 pm #

    I’m having a cup of milk and listening to Lola and the Boy Next Door πŸ™‚

  107. Jennifer Roberta October 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

    Drinking ginger ale and reading A Fistful of Charms. Both light and a bit fizzy. πŸ™‚ Waiting for the housemates to wake up so I can grind coffee beans. Lesson learned for the next readathon- grind ahead. Hoping for some early morning coffee and poetry. πŸ™‚

  108. Taaya October 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    I just woke up again. Now I’ll drink a noname brand Cola Zero and first finish a fanfiction, then it’ll be “The Little Teddybook”, a book with short stories about teddies.

  109. @simona October 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    English breakfast tea with cream and my third book- Out in the Open by Jesus Carrasco.

  110. Arenel October 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    Mate is great for battling the sleepiness! Here’s my pic:

  111. Daisey October 23, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

    I’m having a cup of tea and Earl Grey tea flavored cookies. I don’t really have a favorite tea; it just depends on my mood.

  112. Paulami October 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    Starting book 3- Nimona with some tea πŸ˜€
    I am happy and charged!

  113. Kirsten Griffith October 23, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I made a pot of coffee last night with the intent of having it for iced today, but it wasn’t my usual blend and I just didn’t like it. So, today has been 100% water, which is SO not like me I just started Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide, and am still listening to athe Scorpio Races.

    Thank you for hosting!

  114. Janet Goodell October 23, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Drinking coffee now, and switching from Parable of the Sower to Swift Dam. My current area love is Montana Gold packaged in Missoula.

  115. Angie M October 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Currently listening to the Audible version of “Boundary Crossed” and enjoying a Diet Mountain Dew!

    A pic can be seen here –

    As for tea, I like Chai Latte.

  116. Sammantha Harvey October 23, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    I’m reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult while drinking Diet Pepsi.

  117. Kay @ It's a Book Life October 23, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    I am getting rather sleepy so I brewed a cup of coffee and threw in some vanilla creamer. I just started reading book #3, Three Dark Crowns. So far so good!

  118. Lindsay @singermezzo October 23, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    Currently reading (/listening to) “All We Have is Now” by Lisa Schroeder. Currently drinking Zevia, which is a soda that contains no sugar and no artificial sweeteners. As for my favorite tea, I like Tazo ‘Zen’ tea. To me its just delicious and is awesome on my throat. I love it!

  119. Wendy @ Falconer's Library October 23, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    Just finished Honor Girl. I’ve been drinking coffee and Linden tea in rotation, and I’m thinking a cup of cocoa might help get me a bit further along without messing me up too badly when i DO want to sleep.

  120. Memory October 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    I’m currently drinking a nice, black coffee while I sample the first volume of Aya Shouoto’s KISS OF THE ROSE PRINCESS.

  121. Sarah @ Reviews and Readathons October 23, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Just finished Fables Vol. 9: Sons of Empire. Drinking water. I had tea earlier in the day, though!

  122. Christina @ You Book Me All Night Long October 23, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    Such a good challenge, but I have such a boring answer! I just finished a sweet contemporary romance, Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros, and the last beverage I drank was water. I purchased only one liter of caffeinated soda to get me through this readathon, like a fool!

  123. Musique October 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    Really loving Sarah Pekkanen’s The Perfect Neighbors that I’m reading along with Sarah Andersen’s hilarious Adulhood is a Myth book.

    Drinking my favorite Trader Joe’s iced green tea along with hot Harney & Sons’ Vanilla Comoro (so good!).

  124. Sam October 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m drinking water and reading The Breedling and the City in the Garden!

  125. Cherish (@cherish010818) October 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    I’m currently reading The Rose Society and i’m drinking cold green tea which i absolutely love~~i feel like it suits the dark book i’m reading! heres my link to the photo !

  126. Musique October 23, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    So engrossed in Sarah Pekkanen’s The Perfect Neighbors and Sarah Andersen’s hilarious Adulthood is a Myth. My refreshments are my TJ’s green tea & my favorite Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro. πŸ™‚

    • Musique October 23, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

      Aah, I’m so sorry for my double post! I got an error message when I sent my original comment and when I didn’t see it I thought it didn’t go through. My apologies!

  127. Danielle Bowen October 23, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

    I am just starting my fourth book, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, with a cup of almond amaretto flavoured Beanie’s coffee.

  128. Sarah October 23, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    Still working on Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and all I have around is water.


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