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17 September 2019

Favorite Things to Eat and Drink While Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

Top Ten Tuesday
This week is Top Ten 
Favorite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading
I love my grub, and writing this post out made me starving. I pretty much always have a snack of some sort within reach when I'm reading.

So what are my favourites?
  1. Tea
    I mean, of course. I can't imagine not having a cup of tea by my side when I'm reading. Usually just straight up English Breakfast with a splash of milk, sometimes a stronger, smokier Assam or a lighter Darjeeling depending on the book.
  2. Custard Creams
    The cheaper the better. Those double packs for 29p from the corner shop are the bomb. And they're perfect for dipping in tea too.
  3. Hot Chocolate
    When I've had one of those days, I get in, make some hot chocolate, and pour on the marshmallows and squirty cream.
  4. Crusty Bread
    Especially if I'm reading fantasy, because they always seem to involve a nice crusty loaf at some point. Slice of butter optional.
  5. Gin and Tonic
    Sometimes a book just puts me in the mood for a G&T, usually women's fiction like Sophie Kinsella.
  6. Chocolate
    Sometimes this can backfire because oops I've eaten a whole family share bag of Galaxy Counters.
  7. Rosé Wine
    Very specifically, Co-Op's California Rosé. We refer to it in our house as juice wine because it's so quaffable and lovely, and it used to come in a box.
  8. Toast
    With real butter melted in mmm. Sometimes I have days where I just keep refilling my tea and toast and read.
  9. ProseccoIs there anything more indulgent than a glass of fizz while you read? Paired with a hot bubble bath it's heaven.
  10. Jelly Sweets
    Haribo Tangfastics come at me.
If you do drink alcohol, please drink responsibly.
The Chief Medical Officer advises to not drink more than 14 units a week. 

What do you like to eat or drink while reading?

46 comments:

  1. I don't tend to eat much when I read, but I'm all there for a gin and tonic.

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    1. I'd never say no to a G&T unless it was Gordons or Greenalls or Beef-eater xD

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  2. Those share bags are dangerous! I love hot chocolate - especially mint hot chocolate.

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    1. I want a mint hot chocolate So Bad right now. I've seen it popping up on lists all over!

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  3. I adore this list! Mty carb loving self enjoyed the two spots to bread particularly!

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  4. Oh my God, YES on the fantasy reading and crusty loaf eating. They are the ideal combination. And now I need to go buy a packet of custard creams as well!

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    1. My mum says she can always tell when I'm reading fantasy because there's stew in the pit and a cob loaf haha.

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  5. Ah, crusty bread! I want to go bake some right now.

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  6. Toast and tea were on my list, too! And crusty bread really is the best sort of bread.

    My TTT.

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  7. Tea and chocolate is a must have for me! I don't always but it feels so cosy when I do!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. The warmth and the sweetness makes it all the cozier I think!

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  8. Omg, yay! You're the first person I saw who also listed Custard Creams. They're just so so so good I can never resist 🤤And I'm always up for a G&T no matter the time of day haha great TTT!

    My TTT post

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    1. They are The Best biscuits, Custard Creams don't get enough love.

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  9. The crusty bread is making me laugh because it's always bread and a chunk of cheese! And I love Hairbo gummy bears!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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  10. I like tea too, but I'm worried about staining my teeth. I was drinking too much! Right now it's mostly water.

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  11. TTTEEEEAAAAAAAA 💙

    Xoxo
    Shirley | shirleycuypers.blogspot.com

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  12. Do you like Moscato? I feel like that's one of the few alcoholic drinks that I'll enjoy. Great choices <3 <3

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  13. I'm a mostly water girl while reading, but some of these beverages sound like great reading drinks.

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  14. Oooh bread! I looooove warm bread! Especially that crusty French bread! Yum yum!!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

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  15. These sound so heavenly! Warm bread is such a good idea (I'd probably pop some cheese on that bad boy though), and I love the idea of pairing it with fantasy books - it's so true that they often share a loaf of bread. Prosecco would be great with a luxurious book about royals or heiresses or such.

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    1. When I was reading Americal Royals I drank prosecco haha, it goes so well somehow.

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  16. I love crusty bread so much, and yes in fantasy they're ALWAYS eating that! And cheese as someone else pointed out. :) It always makes me want some too lol. Chocolate is always a favorite vice as well. And hot chocolate in the winter!

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  17. Definitely with the crusty bread. :)

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  18. Great list. Makes me hungry just scrolling through and reading everything.

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  19. "juice wine" -- I love it! I mean, you're not wrong. And okay, now I have a NEW reason to wish I had a bathtub long or deep enough for a proper soak, because that sounds heavenly.

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  20. Ooo crusty bread for sure!!!

    www.tbrandbeyond.com

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  21. Unless I'm on vacation I never drink alcohol when I read, but now a glass of red wine by the fire sounds pretty awesome.

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  22. We seem to have so many of these in common that I think we would make excellent reading buddies.

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  23. I love a gorgeous loaf of crusty bread! And galaxy counters are so good! Great list! 😊

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  24. English Breakfast is my favorite go-to tea, too, unless I'm getting "fancy" with something flavored lol. Oooh, hot chocolate's a good one, too! I hadn't thought of that, but there's nothing I love more in winter than hot chocolate, a blanket, and a good book.

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  25. I didn’t even think of hot cocoa! Love it!

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  26. Custard creams dipped in hot chocolate 👍🏻

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  27. What a lovely list filled with so many delicious treats!

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  28. Mmmm it's always the right time for wine and chocolate!

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  29. I usually don't eat while I read but yes to tea, hot chocolate and wine!

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  30. AMAZING list!! I especially love #9! :) I recently went to a wedding where Prosecco was on tap during the free cocktail hour.. it was heavenly!

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  31. Yes to hot chocolate, custard creams and crusty bread! They are three of my favourite tjingthingss!

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  32. I thought maybe custard creams were similair to your custard cakejes but no, no they are not. I have a slight addiction to those cakejes haha.

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  33. Tea is definitely my big thing to have on hand whenever I'm reading too!

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  34. Crisps are my snack of choice... I just have to be careful haha!
    - Kate xo

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  35. Wow, I am hungry now! I would have to say my favorite thing to eat while reading is chocolate. Anything chocolate!

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