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Bibliophile’s Collective Tuesday – Snacks While Reading List & Author Birthdays

December 8, 2020
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We all have that favorite snack or drink when we are reading. Depending on where we read, the snack changes. If we are in bed, we obviously don’t want crumbles or spills of any kind but in a cozy chair covered in a blanket beside a fireplace, can be tricky too.

Snacks to read with:

Crackers and cookies

Hard pretzels & popcorn – mind those buttery fingers on the pages/screen though.

A cheese plate

Grapes, Dried Fruit & Nuts

Veggies & Dip

Granola Bars

Candy – this is a risky option, too many can be consumed!

Cupcakes – again watch those sticky fingers.

Drinks to read with:

Tea – whether black or green, chai or chamomile – the choice is yours.

Chocolate Milk – hot or cold, topped with sprinkles, marshmallows or cinnamon. Be careful with this choice as chocolate might get smeared on the pages. A straw is recommended.

Fruit Smoothie – there are as many variations to this choice as your imagination can think up.

On this day in history

1609 Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan opened its reading room. It was the second public library in Europe to open.

Writers Born 8 December:

Bill Bryson – American-British author of books on travel.

Bjornstjerne Bjornson – Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature

James Thurber – American cartoonist, author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit.

John Banville – Irish novelist, short story writer, adapter of dramas and screenwriter.

Louis de Bernieres – English novelist.

Food to Eat While Reading or Writing…

September 12, 2016
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book-snacks

So today’s post is a collection of foods to eat whilst reading, it can of course be foods to nibble on when writing too.

I have a couple of ‘go to’ snacks – vegetable chips/crisps ‘beets & sweets’, which are made from beetroot and sweet potato. My other snack is brie with a crisp green apple and of course either of these goes well with either tea or wine!

http://www.thekitchn.com/the-hungry-reader-best-and-wor-44531

https://thesavvyreader.com/2012/07/16/top-10-drinks-snacks-to-have-while-reading/

http://www.epicreads.com/blog/the-perfect-snacks-for-reading/

https://mybookcave.com/our-7-favorite-reading-snacks/

Which ‘snack’ is your favorite for reading or writing?

chocolate-dipped-strawberries

Writing Prompt Contest -Favorite Food for Writing…

July 23, 2016
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snacks

Tell us about the food you crave or favor when writing. Is it chips, nuts, chocolate or something else?

Enjoy this prompt and leave your response in the comments. 1000 words maximum for a short story. Poems can be any length.

A quarterly prize will be given for the most voted for response.

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