Saturday, August 5, 2017

#WINTERSONG || Weekend Drinking

Happy Saturday, lovely bibliophiles! 

Welcome to the newest here-to-stay feature on No Bent Spines. I'm working on re-igniting my passion for blogging. I was talking with one of my friends in way back in July about coffee shops around Houston when I got an idea.

(that idea is this post, as well as every Saturday post in the future!)

So, what is exactly going on here? Great question!

Every week I'll be choosing a novel and assigning caffeinated drinks to some characters in it. I'll also be telling you either where to get or how to make said drink. Think coffee shops in Seattle and Houston, or products to make delicious beverages in the comfort of your own home.



Cold brew. I’m personally inclined to making my own. Some of my favorite beans to use in this tastey brew is Three Peckered Billy Goats from Raven’s Brew Coffee. It’s chocolatey, no hints of fruit or flowers in sight, and dry. Smooth and velvety—it’s perfect for a nice cold brew. I use the Toddy cold brew set when I’m making…well…cold brew.


Try a classic Mocha. These little delightful treats of chocolate, milk (get whole milk, treat yourself to the fatty deliciousness), and espresso can be found at pretty much any coffee shop. That being said, Seattle’s Ghost Note and Dilettante turns this drink into an experience. If you happen to wander to the later, try the darker side of life and get the highest cocoa percent you can handle.

The Goblin King 

The King of the Underground deserves an equally earthy drink to match. A Green Tea Matcha Latte should do just fine. I freaking LOVE matcha. The easiest way to get this drink is wandering to your local Starbucks, asking for another scoop of matcha, and if you’re really feeling fancy- add a few pumps of chocolate sauce. YUM.

I, like, really love coffee. Really, really love coffee. What are some of your favorite drinks? Have you read WINTERSONG

"Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell."

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world. 

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much! Tune in next week for more match ups <3