If you should know only one thing about me, it’s this: you cut me, I bleed coffee. So when Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner published an article entitled “If We Were Having Coffee,” a while back now, I did an instant-click. And boy was it good. It’s thoughtful and personal, just like the title suggests, and offers a conversational vibe wherein it presents the blogger as more a person. Someone you can talk to about mundane things.
I thought it’s a really nice way to reach out to your readers and engage them, get to know them a bit deeper. So today, I am doing my own Coffee Conversation. Grab your coffee (or tea or milk or bourbon, whatever you fancy) and let’s catch up!
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finished Galgorithm by Aaron Karo the other night and thought it was a fun, light read. Before that, I read Virginia Boecker’s The Witch Hunter and it was fantastic! The MC has a strong voice and there are well-written supporting characters. But what I really loved about it was the romance! This came as a shock as I’m not usually into this element but I really enjoyed the journey. You need this book on your radar! Then, I’d ask you what was the last book you read and was it good.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I watched the latest Game of Thrones episode (or should I use “episodes”? Oops)! And while I think the premiere was a bit tamed—albeit understandably so, since the last season’s finale was a whirlwind—I’m intrigued to find out where the story is headed, because up until now I’ve only managed Book 3. Also, go Sansa! Then, I’d ask you if you’ve seen the premiere already. Or more importantly, if you are tuning in to the show.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that waiting for the eagles carrying Becky Albertalli’s Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda to arrive here in the Philippines is proving to be a mega pain in the arse. But if there’s a consolation, it’s Becky, who’s super lovely. Then, I’d ask you what was the last book you cannot get your hands on fast enough.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that these days I’m having a hard time focusing on things. I don’t know if it has something to do with my new companion, namely eyeglasses, or the fact that I’m in a phase where significant parts of my life are shifting. I got accepted in a cruise line company and I’m grateful and excited but I also know that this will affect my blog—which is a major part of who I am—decidedly and tremendously. Then, I’d ask you how you usually face change.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m currently obsessed with Sam Smith’s Lay Me Down. (Well, yeah, obviously I’m late to the party.) Then, I’d ask you what is the song that’s on a loop in your phone or head.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I
forced encouraged my best friend to read Paper Towns and she was totally sold! I think small victories like this one gives me so much happiness because I put a story that matters to me in the hands of a person who matters to me. Then, I’d ask you if this happened to you recently and what’s the book and who’s the person involved.
If we were having coffee, what would you want to share with me? Come on, the barista is too busy to eavesdrop.