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Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.

Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.

August 24th – 30th – Where do you post your reviews besides your blog? Please list them all so perhaps we can find some new sites. (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


I post all of my reviews here along with some mini-reviews that I don’t post here because they’re so short.


I joined this site recently and have been adding my latest reviews to it. I’ll update past books soon.


BookLikes is a book blog hosting site. I was a member a few years ago and recently created a new shiny account and have been posting new reviews.


Don’t really review here but I share my reviews on my page and post stories about what I’m reading.


I post some full reviews but mostly small ones and book chats.


When I get a book from there.

When I really want to support an author I post on Google Play, Kobo and Barnes and Noble as well. I would post on Amazon but for some reason, it won’t lwet me.

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25 Foodie Questions Tag

I’m visiting my family for the next week or so and scrambled to get some content ready to go up while I’m away. So we have a few tags to enjoy 😉

I both hate and love tags, they make it so easy to create content but because it’s so easy it feels lazy and like the content doesn’t have much value. They have really helped me get used to creating content though. They’re like training wheels. And of course, they do have value, I really enjoy reading the tags that other people post…. so I guess I should just chill out about it!

This is the 25 Foodie Questions tag. Enjoy 🙂

How to make a french toast sandwich or toastie YouTube tutorial video
How to make a French Toastie

What’s your favourite breakfast?

I’m not a big fan of breakfast foods they tend to give me an upset stomach. Usually, I just won’t eat in the morning and then have my lunch around 12.

How do you drink your coffee?

Black with a spoon of sugar. Simple 🙂 When I have coffee out I usually get a cappuccino but lately since it’s been so warm I’ve been having iced mochas which are freaking delicious!

Elaine Howlin bookstagram coffee with Jane Austen vintage

What’s on your favourite sandwich?

I don’t usually eat sandwichs cause bread doesn’t really get along with me but when I do I usually go for an egg salad sandwich.

Soup or Salad?

Soup unless it’s hot out then I’d have a salad.

What’s your favourite cookbook?

Cornucopia cookbook from the restaurant in Dublin. Every recipe I’ve made from it has been delicious and it’s a very informative cookbook. It’s full of little tips about cooking and explains the reasons for doing certain things like sweating veg.

Cornucopia at home The cookbook

No more sweets or no more hearty foods?

I would be perfectly fine with never eating sweets again.

What’s your favourite Cuisine?

Probably Italian. Pizza and pasta are just so easy to make and taste great.

What’s your favourite food movie?

Chef was really good. The only other foodie movie I can think of is Ratatouille which I didn’t really like because I hate rats.

What’s your most guilty pleasure?

I’m going to go with take away pizza. It is so so bad for me but I love it!

What’s your greatest inspiration source?

My cookbooks. I often spend ages looking through them and planning out meals.

Cooking at home or going out for dinner?

I love both! Cooking at home can be more enjoyable cause I actually find the cooking part fun too. The clean up afterwards though is not.

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High end or low profile?

I’ve never been impressed with the food in somewhere posh. I find they focus so much on meat and display that the veggie options are a bit meh. I do like going for drinks somewhere fancy though.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

I have so many!! I love Amicus, Liberty Grill, Nando’s is good too.

I do my grocery shopping at:

Aldi, Tesco, the English Market, and some health food stores.

The tastiest food I’ve ever eaten was:

I have no idea! Pizza!

Coffee with George Clooney or Heston Blumenthal?

The stuff Heston makes is a bit too strange for me so a straight Nespresso with George Clooney would be grand.

What should not be missing in your kitchen?

I think a blender is very handy.

What is your favourite snack?

Fruit and these little corn things I get from the health food store.

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur with Teapot, grapes, peaches, apricot, oat biscuits, espresso bookstagram photo elaine howlin

What’s on your pizza?

Cheese, mushrooms, onions and some herbs. Sometimes chilli peppers.

What food do you really dislike?

Anything with an anise flavour.

What’s your favourite food blog?

I follow YouTube channels more than blogs. I love The Happy Pear, Cheap Lazy Vegan, Avant-Garde Vegan and Bosh. I don’t know why everyone I follow is vegan when I’m not one but there you go.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

I didn’t mention this is my video below because I forgot about it but I had a savoury pannacotta for dessert in Gran Canaria that tasted like curry. Not that weird but it was surprising.

Pannacotta Anfi del Mar Gran Canaria

What’s on your food bucket list?

There are a bunch of restaurants I want to try in town. Cafe Paradiso is a really lovely looking vegetarian place I need to go to.

I couldn’t live without:

Coffee, prosecco, wine, strawberries and cream… It could really go on and on.

Female Fantasy Author Flowchart

Jennifer Estep posted on her Facebook recently about this female-authored fantasy flowchart on Reddit. She discovered it on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books which is a very fun site you should check out if you’re into romance.


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I have read 6 of the authors mentioned. Looks like I have some reading to do? Who have you read?

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