Hi!!! If you didn't notice me disappear for a few days (or 7), well, nevermind as I'm back. :) Good news is that I have gone through all my pictures from Ireland (!!) and edited them but now I just have to figure out which of the 180 to share with you. Anyway, it will take me a while to get back into the groove, so forgive me if I'm a bit slow in the next week or so. I know I've said this before but I'll say it again because I really mean it--please holler at me if you've got a post I don't want to miss! Seriously...
Where in the World Are You Reading?!
October was all about coffeeshops, cafes, bars, tea shops...anywhere you might go to grab a cuppa while reading your book. But the problem many of us had is that we just don't frequent these places--at least not with a book in hand. Admittedly I only do once a month before book club and even then I'm usually growling at the music playing, the other patrons, of if I'm sitting outside I growl at the cigar smokers from the cigar shop nextdoor. Ah well...thanks to those who played along. Next month is all about reading companions so I have a sneaking suspicion that will include more folks.
Although my shop does have a cute little fire place and comfy couch... Below is Saxby's from my monthly visit.
SuziQOregon from Wimpulsive took us to her local neighborhood brewpub. While the pub looks cute enough, it's the reading tool that she shares with us that is the coolest. Ever heard of a FlipKlip? I neeeeeeed.
Erin from Paperback Stash wins points for the most festive tea house. I mean seriously--Tea Largo looks absolutely awesome. I'm not a big fan of tea, but this shop has me yearning to find a neat tea house near my home.
Lisa from Lit and Life shares with us Aroma in downtown Omaha. While she says "a Starbucks is a Starbucks is a Starbucks," she notes that Aroma is so much more than that. Plus it affords her an opportunity to people watch.
Christine from the Happily Ever After shares this gorgeous coffee shop below, although I'm still a little sad that she didn't include the desserts that she tempted us with! I don't think I'd mind sitting in this coffee shop for a few hours with a book...
Again, thank you gals for participating! And Kelly will be making her announcement for November's theme (reading companion) soon. UPDATED: Visit November's Theme Here.
I hope you'll take some time to visit the participants this month and see the local shops they shared with us. Do you have a favorite shop to visit for reading?
Oh, and Happy Halloween!!!