A Reader’s Tribute to Coffee Mugs

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My weekdays are pretty busy, especially the morning time. Starting early at 5 in the morning, I rush through the chores for 3 hours which includes sending my daughters off to school and husband to office. I call these 3 hours of my weekdays as ‘Hurricane Time’ 😉 But, I eagerly wait to do them… Do you know why? It’s because of the ‘Me Time’ which I find on the other side of 3 hours!

Ah! It is total bliss. Sitting on the couch, near my window, with the morning sun peeping in… it’s my favorite time to read. And I reach paradise when I take a sip of my coffee. I do not know any other happier moment as a reader. For me, books and coffee are inseparable.

My coffee has played an important role in keeping my passion for reading intact. And my coffee couldn’t have been close to me without my mug. They are silent witnesses to my journey of adventures to various worlds created within the books. So, here is a tribute to all the coffee mugs who help readers like me, in following their passion.

As per their individual tastes, Coffee mugs vary from reader to reader.

Some love tall mugs and some love small. They come in all sizes and patterns. Let me introduce you to few which caught my eye… 

The minion coffee mug pair. The characters and their quotes just bring a smile on one’s faces.

One of my favorites: A coffee mug in the form of a camera lens. 


This cute hand – crafted mug can be an awesome reading companion.
A self-stirring mug for those who are way too into the book and do not even have time for stirring 😉

For those who do not want their mug to be touched by anyone else 😛

The design of this mug surely makes it unique.

I am an ardent lover of coffee. Cafe Latte is my personal favourite. I consider my coffee nad coffee mug as an important part of my life as a reader.

Which type of coffee do you prefer?

Do you consider coffee mugs as your reading companions? If yes, do you have a preference?

I would love to read your thoughts in the comment section below…

Until next time,

Preeti

Marking the Bookmark

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“When a bookmark tumbles out of an old book pristine and unwrinkled, it is like a gasp of breath from another century.”

Don Borchert, Free for All: Oddballs, Geeks, and Gangstas in the Public Library

Dear All,

You must have guessed from the heading as well as the quote, about what I want to share my thoughts on. Yes, I want to talk about something so small, almost weightless but worth thousand times more- THE BOOKMARKS!!!

The idea to write about them came to me when I received a book order from AMAZON. Now, Amazon has this beautiful habit of inserting bookmarks with your books and I totally love that site, for this gesture.

As a reader, I prefer reading books, holding them in my hand and turning their pages, getting the feel of the whole book. [It is not that I refrain from e-books, but holding a book physically, has its own charm…].

So, when one is a reader and also a mother of two kids, it is just impossible  to read the books in one sitting. And, there is where my precious bookmarks come in. They are my life savers. They help me out in the most precarious moments, especially when I have to, literally, steal time in-between juggling with the demands of my family.

Frankly speaking, after a decade of being both- a reader and mother, now I have become little obsessed about them. I can’t open a book without having a bookmark beside or in the book. I love purchasing and collecting various style of bookmarks.

I love all sorts of them-

The ones with the quotes-
               

 

Sometimes the ones with figures-

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Strings/Beaded ones-

          

Bookmarks with themes-

          

 

Magnetic ones-

          

Cute ones-

          

Metallic ones –

           

and many many more…. I wish I could get all of these 😉

These bookmarks play an important part in my Reader’s life. Since they are important to me, I take care while choosing them. They are easily available in local stores. But, I love to collect  all sorts of them and so generally search them online.

Check some of the beautiful ones here1.

What about you all? Do bookmarks play an important part in your reading life?

Do you like to have variety in bookmarks? If yes, which ones do you prefer?

Do write your opinions and thoughts in the comment box below…

 

Until next time,

Preeti