If you’ve been here for a while, you’ll know, and likely understand, how madly in love I am with coffee. It’s a Shakespearean kind of love – that is to say, it’s romantic and complicated and beautiful. Therefore, #NationalCoffeeDay is sort of a religious experience for me.
I’m all about fall. If I could marry, yes, you’d better believe I would. Why am I so smitten with a season? I suppose there’s something comforting about a time when the air is cooler, the trees are uncommon colours, rarely seen in any other season, and everything I eat/cook/desire is hearty and delicious (I’m talking to you various pies, stews, warm drinks, etc.)
For those unaware, September 29th is National Coffee Day (I’m checking to see if it’s recognized as a statutory holiday because there is no day of greater importance to us as a society). When my friends at Keurig reached out to me, they told me that they’ve decided (and I’m completely on board with this) to extend the celebration by dedicating an entire month to the thing that keeps us all from falling apart. I mean, hello? My body is 40% water, 10% sarcasm, and a good 50% caffeine. This celebration was made for me.
I love a good book, as evidenced by two of my most recent posts. I love bringing attention to an author, skilled at capturing someone’s imagination, who has a unique way of bringing their unique worlds and characters to life. I also love connecting with the people who read my blog and those of you who follow me on social media. One of the best ways to do that? A fall reading prize pack giveaway.
My friends at BookSparks are generously offering up an incredible prize pack – the ultimate “ready for fall” reading bundle – for one lucky winner. The prize pack includes four special books – The Goddesses by Swan Huntley, Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty, and Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker – and a BookSparks tote bag (for carrying your collection of great reads, of course) and t-shirt.
Love this? You might also like:
20 READS PERFECT FOR YOUR LAST-MINUTE SUMMER ROAD TRIP
20 ESSENTIAL BEACH READS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER
People read calorie counts to me, comment on the number of carbs in the menu item, and rationalize their decision to eat one option over another because “maybe it has more protein.” I use to feed into this mentality – the one so many of us have been conditioned to accept and perpetuate – that tells us it is not only necessary, but entirely healthy, to obsess over what we put into our bodies and share that information, as if saying it out loud and expressing your understanding of a 1,000 calorie meal being “unhealthy,” before anyone else can, makes the act of eating it entirely justified and acceptable (as if the act of eating it needs to be justified for being unacceptable).
Here’s something to consider: I don’t give a fuck what you eat, how much you eat, when you eat, or where you eat.