7QT: all about coffee (and books) edition.

Yes, this is literally about coffee. Well, and books. It’s been a while since we’ve had some good coffee talk around here! Stick with me, even if you’re a java-hater. πŸ˜‰

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So apparently, people in my life have figured out this whole “Marie Likes Coffee, A Lot” thing. My brother and sister-in-law in Ohio sent me a gift card to my favorite coffee-and-treat place, Tim Hortons, for my birthday. Thanks guys! I plan to treat myself on Saturday before my majorly huge important exam. I learned this week I have to take my exam starting at 1PM, which is lame, because I’m a morning person. So I’mma need a bit of coffee to make it to there with brain intact.

Also… speaking of Tim Hortons… they’ve got the social media thing down pretty well. After mentioning have a sick day this morning:

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Relatedly, a dear friend of mine, knowing my addiction obsession penchant for drinking coffee at home, sent me a big bag of Tim Hortons coffee beans so that I can grind my own for morning coffee. Thank you, friend!

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How do you drink your coffee or tea? I’m just curious. I’ve changed habits along my adult life. I used to like sugar, or a little splenda/fakesugar in my coffee. Sometimes a little bit of milk. But lately, I’ve been drinking it black. (which makes me want to start singing ‘paint it black’.) I’m just curious what the “going standard” is for your hot beverages? I crave hot drinks in the winter, when it’s freezing cold most of the time. Hence..coffee.

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My sister-in-law sent me this “happiness is a cup of coffee and a good book” image today. Quite true, I say!
Source: Galyana’s Etsy shop

happiness is coffee

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What have you been reading with your cuppa coffee this week? I’m still getting through “Feed”, by M.T. Anderson. I already finished a book called “Just One Day” by Gayle Forman. Feed is a pretty good book, I just haven’t had the time or the mental fortitude to get through the rest of it. That didn’t stop me from booktalking the first half of the book though!

Did you know Lois Lowry just recently wrote a wrap-up/sequel to The Giver, which I’m sure many of you have read? It’s called “Son”. I got it from the library today, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it at some point in the near future…

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I shocked a whole bunch of high schoolers this week when I confessed that sometimes I read an entire book in a day. It’s been known to happen. They think I’m ridiculous. But hey, their task is to read a YA dystopian book over winter break, which is next week, so they need to get prepped to read a book in seven days. Doesn’t it sound SO much easier to read it in seven days if you thought for a second about reading it in a DAY? Maybe….

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So that’s what’s up around here. Coffee and books. I haven’t had the best/most entertaining week and I’m in the throes of some serious allergy mess that I’m hoping clears up by the time of my big exam on Saturday. After which, I’m planning to hit the road for my winter break trip. Off to see brother/sister-in-law/nephew/niece/boyfriend! Sunday is the Rite of Election so suffice to say… I’m a little excited, vicariously. πŸ™‚ Say some prayers that all goes well, if you’ve a moment, please!

As always, for more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary! Thanks Jen!

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11 thoughts on “7QT: all about coffee (and books) edition.

    • Aren’t they the best?
      So what’s your beverage of choice at Tims? Have you tried the new tea latte? Very yummy, and not coffee! πŸ™‚

  1. Thank you for your response to my prayer request for Leighton.
    Tim Horton is where I get my coffee whenever we go to Buffalo, New York. Here in Virginia I drink James River Coffee, local brew.
    I drink my coffee black, enjoying the real taste of the beans and their aroma.

  2. My going standard …. hmmm. You’re going to laugh.

    My delicate belly cannot handle full on Starbucks anymore. (WHAT?) I mix mine half and half when I brew it — half Folger’s half-calf, and half Starbucks Christmas Blend. (yes, I realize it’s past Valentine’s Day) Do not judge.

    I am NOT a black kind of girl — ick. I love my sweetness — so I use the Bailey’s creamers (which are made from milk and cream, no icky oils, etc) and top it off with a little whipped cream.

    When I was at Bonnie’s a few weeks ago, I used Kaluha in my coffee. Oh my yum!

    Hmmm … what else. I’m a fan of chai lattes — but only if they are made from Oregan Chai (I don’t like Tazo) or if they come from Panera. I don’t have any idea what they use there, but they are delectable.

    And now, you’re convinced that I am 100% HIGH maintenance.

  3. I drink my coffee black, that’s what coffee is to me and anything else is some sort of alternative drink. I will accept a little splash of cream, not milk, but that’s only under extreme circumstances where there is actual cream available. Never sugar. Ever. That is just….blech. No.

    Okay now I need more coffee. πŸ™‚

    • My host library doesn’t have any coffee available, just hot water for tea, so once I down my morning coffee I’m stuck with hot water or weak black tea. 😦 But I could SO use some more coffee right now…

  4. I’m an iced whole milk vanilla lattΓ© kind of girl.

    (By the way, the giveaway for my day on fortytoforever.com is coffee, a cup, cookies, and a book. Go check them out.)

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