I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit! Since you clicked "Come on in!" I'm going to guess that this is your first visit, and you're probably a little curious as to what exactly you can expect while you're here. Let's hope I'm up to the challenge.
Books N Beans was born from a conversation I had with a friend. Long story short, we were joking that we should start a book cafe. When I asked what we should call it, (you know the answer) he said, "Books N Beans". I immediately loved the name! Without books or coffee...well, my mind can't even fathom the absurdity of the idea.
The goal for Books N Beans is to be a virtual book cafe. A place to visit where you can grab a cuppa (whatever you have in it is okay with me), pull up a chair, and have a great (or at least somewhat entertaining) conversation.
As a virtual book cafe you can expect to find things similar to what you'd find at an actual one.
Showcase Titles: Featured titles as you see on the shelves in the stores. These titles will be shown on the right, with the date of its Books N Beans Showcase noted above the cover.
Author Visits: Authors will have a chance to shine in the Spotlight on Sunday following their book's review.
Some authors are even brave enough to agree to an interview with me. Crazy, I know!
Other authors will be stopping in to visit as part of their virtual book tours. Some may even be insane enough to do a tour and an interview!
What about all the other shelves in the "store" or the New Releases section? Yep, that's covered too.
During the week you will see book reviews that are not a Showcase title. These are upcoming new releases, new releases, or books I grabbed off the shelf to read.
Where's the Cafe? Sadly the cafe is only open on Tuesdays, and it'll have to be self-serve. There are limitations to the virtual world. Just about every Tuesday there will be a Tasty (drink, snack, meal, dish, dessert, etc.) for you to try for yourself. There's no guarantee you'll like them all, but they've all been tested prior to being allowed in the cafe.
Before you decide that you love it here at Books N Beans, I should probably offer full-disclosure and give you a warning. Occasionally, okay frequently, my mind wanders off on any number of topics. Some are book related and some are not. These come in the form of quotes that caught my attention (as fleeting as it is), some event in life that I just had to share with you, or just random, off-the-wall thoughts that fling their way into my brain.
However, I am eternally grateful for your patience with my ADD-self and your patronage to Books N Beans, so in return there will be giveaways offered up to you. It’s really the least I can do considering all that you deal with (me).
For everything else, you should be able to find the information along the top and on the right side. There's news about books and tours, more information about me (I’m so self-focused), information on requests (I may ask for a lot in return), & some fine print, nuts and bolts kind of stuff.
I’m not much of a hostess, so make yourself at home and explore as you need to. Leave comments, I love them and always try to respond. If you need to speak to me on a more personal level (you really are a brave soul), I can be reached by email. email@example.com
That's Books N Beans! If you still want to hang around, then I guess you’re as abnormal as me and I welcome you!