Coffee Shop Chat

Coffee Shop Chat

My friend Laura at Caffeinated Fiction found this neat little idea on Tessa’s blog and encouraged me to participate, so I decided I will participate here every other week on a Monday, since I already have specific things I post each day.  So now Mondays will be one Monday I post something about writing or my personal writing journey and the next Monday I will post a Coffee Shop Chat. I hope some of you will joins us in the Coffee Shop Chats as well. (I’m not a coffee drinker, so I’ll be drinking tea).

What’s a Coffee Shop Chat? 

There are a ton of writers out there in Blog-Land, and sometimes it’s just hard to connect. We are so focused on writing our next blogpost/ working/ schooling/ dealing with family stuff – we forget how much fun it can be to just sit and talk! 

Coffee Shop Chats are one way you can connect with other writers, readers, bloggers, whoever! It’s a time to just share, laugh and drink a cup of coffee or tea (or two.) You can share exciting events from the week, the latest book that’s inspired you, a great movie you’d like to recommend, or even share prayer requests. All the things you would share if we were sitting in a coffee shop together, spending an hour away from the cares of the world. 

You can post whatever, whenever you like! Don’t forget to add your ‘link-up’ to the bottom of the original post on my friend Tessa’s blog (listed above). That way we can all find one another and can respond to one another’s blog posts. Click here to go directly to her blog and scroll down to see the Guidelines section and the How to Post section, once you’re ready to participate! Don’t forget to comment on another blogger’s posts first (mine counts!)and to answer and include CONVO STARTERS!

Ready? Ok, let’s get together!

Music I’ve Enjoyed:

I am a HUGE Toby Mac fan and I LOVE his latest album, “This is Not a Test”.

Why do I love Toby Mac and his music? Because Toby is the real deal. He doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. He donates to charities, reaches out to communities, spreads God’s word through his music and in his concerts and helps other Christian artists reach their goals.  And there are many times that something that is said in our Sunday school class or  our Pastor’s sermons that brings a Toby Mac song to my mind because it applies.

What I did this week:

I started school with my youngest son. We are homeschoolers and we finished our 2015-2016 school year at the end of April and had off the months of May and June and the week of the 4th of July, and because we like extra time off at the Christmas holiday time, we start school while summer is still going on. This week we had one day of Physical Education and Science and three days of History, Math and English Literature.

Here’s what we are reading:

We are studying the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder for history.

We are studying The Chronicles of Narnia for English Literature.

My son is doing lapbooks on these books. He is artistically inclined and loves doing lapbooking and notebooking.

I had to laugh the first day we started these books this week. I read from Little House in the Big Woods first and my son said, “This is a good book.” Then I sent him to complete two math sheets.

After math, I read from The Magician’s Nephew and when I stopped, my son said, “No, you can’t stop. You have to read more!” Yes, my son could read these books on his own, but one thing my boys and I enjoy is for me to read some of the main subject books out loud to them.

The two convo starters I will answer are from Tessa’s Christ is Write blog:

  1. Do you write more during the summer or take a break?

I write more during the summer because I have more time for writing.

2. Do you prefer summer or fall?

I prefer fall. Here in Pennsylvania, we get quite a lot of temperatures in the upper 80s to mid 90s that are accompanied by high humidity making the temperature feel ten degrees or more than the thermometer reports. I much prefer the comfortable temperatures of fall.

Now here are some Convo Starters for You:

  1. What’s your favorite book of all time?
  2. What’s your favorite hot beverage and your favorite cold beverage?
  3. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
  4. If you could have lunch with any author (alive or passed), who would it be and why?
  5. What is your favorite childhood memory related to reading or writing?


4 thoughts on “Coffee Shop Chat

  1. Thanks for participating, Kelly! I’ve always enjoyed Toby Mac’s music. My dad would take me to his concerts every year when I was little. =)

    I much prefer fall as well. SC is thick with humidity in the summer, and the heat index is typically 100, if not more. Way too hot to be outside!

    Love your convo starters! Let’s see … My favorite book of all time is probably “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. Such a powerful and compelling classic! My favorite hot beverage depends on the season. Right now, I’m enjoying Starbucks’ flat whites and latte macchiattos. In the fall, pumpkin spice latte is usually my go-to drink. My favorite cold beverage is a soy and sugar-free hazelnut iced latte. So refreshing! ❤

    If I could have lunch with any author, it would definitely be Karen Kingsbury. I love the way she's been able to reach both Christians and non-Christians through her writing ministry, and I'd love to have the opportunity to ask her questions directly. Plus, she's an all-around Godly person with such a sweet spirit.

    My favorite childhood memory related to writing includes spending all of my free time as a kid at the dining room table, writing story after story on a stack of computer paper. I then "graduated" to the computer when I was in third grade. I taught myself how to type and would spend hours writing books on Microsoft Word. (What's even more entertaining is being able to look back and read the stories I wrote! Haha.) =)



    • Thank you so much for stopping by, Tessa, and for commenting. I, apparently did the “answer at least two convo questions” wrong this time, but I’ll know the right way to do it next time. I answered two questions you had posted on your Coffee Shop Chat post, but I didn’t answer them on your post, I posted my answers in my Coffee Shop Chat post. Oops! 🙂
      I enjoy this Coffee Shop Chat posting and will be posting mine every other Monday.


  2. Love Toby Mac and the books listed!! 🙂

    Favorite cold beverage is definitely iced coffee. And hot beverage would be authentic chai tea from India! But sadly, I’ve never found an exact replica here in the states… I’ll just have to go back someday! 😛 Haha! And I will bring you with me!!

    Lunch with an author? Oh my… I’ve got a few… Michelle I. Mason is an author I met a couple years ago. Although not published just yet, she is chocked full of wisdom on writing!! I’d love to get to sit and talk to her without it being electronic 😉 Also, Jamie Foley, author of the Sentinel Trilogy. Again, an author I met online who is just fantastic to talk to! I found out she’s only 10 hrs away from me now, so maybe I’ll have to go visit her someday! 🙂

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