“The midnight cup of coffee” is an occasional article that usually includes news and interviews with and about my favorite authors, and some non-book related topics as well.

My Happy Ever After…
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

“Anyone coming within a hundred yards of my happy ending had better pray that they’re immune to bullets.” ~ Shaun Mason. You know how so many stories end with a “they lived happily ever after” note? Well, I am pretty much writing those words in the metaphorical book of my life, eager to know what comes after …

Read more…

2877
Happy (Orthodox) Easter!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Holidays…   Just a quick update to wish you a happy Easter – or whatever you wish to people on this occasion! Don’t give me that look – yes, I do take down my Christmas tree on late March and I am not much into religious stuff, but I am not inventing holidays, we do celebrate Easter today. And …

Read more…

3052
When life gives you lemons…
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

So.. I had a bad day, but I still found a few reasons to smile :) I decided to share them all with you, maybe we can decide together what's the best way to deal with the 'lemons' in our lives.

Read more…

3030
Spring break
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

I will be away for just a bit, but don’t worry I will be back soon with more reviews and book news. Until then.. ..And you can always let me know what you liked or disliked about the books we’ve both read – reading a book is not enough, there’s a lot of …

Read more…

2843
No more Christmas for me
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Because… March, that’s why   I took down my Christmas tree a few days ago. No more Christmas for me *sigh* Don’t worry, I am not delusional, I know that most people do this in January and I know it’s late March already. But you see, I have this tradition: on the last day of skiing I take …

Read more…

2983
Mărţişor
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Finally, spring!   The 1st of March, known as “Mărţişor”, is an old celebration that symbolizes the beginning of spring and the continuity of life. Mărțișor (pronunciation: [mərtsiʃor]) is the diminutive of marț, the old folk name for March (now known as Martie), so the word can be translated by something similar to “little March” or “dear March” …

Read more…

2722
Love is in the air!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

...Because there was so much love around the internet today, I felt like reading some of my favorite love-quotes.. and so I made a selection for you to enjoy as well. Happy Valentine’s Day, my dear readers! …

Read more…

2603
Divergent – The Movie
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Soon to come   I might be living in a soap bubble (or a dark cave or something) as I don’t seem to keep up with all that’s happening in the book world. And I would gladly hear you say that you feel the same, otherwise I might be the only person in the world that didn’t …

Read more…

2628
2012 Character Challenge
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

New challenge – by character name   Timeline: January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 Guidelines: Read 26 different books having the main character (male OR female) begin with a letter of the alphabet. (if the story goes around more than one character you can pick only one of them for the challenge) You can …

Read more…

2954
2012 – Best of the best
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Another year has gone by..   With ups and downs, with happy moments and sad ones, with great books to read and books that I’ve already forgotten, with stories that I will keep in my heart forever, with moments that changed me and moments that defined me, with words unspoken and dreams unknown.. And here we are, looking back to …

Read more…

2870
Have a joyful Christmas!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Happy Christmas   I am sure that you guys are all having lots of fun right now, so I will make just a quick update – not wanting to keep you away from all those joyful moments spent with your loved ones. For the first time I got to cook for Christmas (sorry pizza guy, I won’t order any …

Read more…

2942
Dear Santa
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

I love holidays, you know why?   Because the world is better when we all smile, when we all want to make our loved ones happy, when we enjoy life with all our hearts. And todays I am so excited to share my “Dear Santa Book Wish” letter along with the other Sleigh Tour Bloggers.

Read more…

3150
Most Anticipated Books of 2013
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Come 2013, come..   We’re almost done for the year, what comes next is a month of celebration and joy.. And before doing a recap of the most beautiful books I’ve read in 2012, I will let you know what are my expectations for 2013 in terms of reading. They are all so amazingly interesting for me, so I’ll …

Read more…

2908
Books on the big screen
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

The magic of film adaptations   I don’t know about you, but I love to see my favorite books turned into movies. Yes, it might be that I get to be disappointed more often than not (as great as a movie can be – with the sound, the clear image and the beautiful visual effects – it can …

Read more…

3252
Under My Pillow #1 Shadows
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Best gift!   I’m usually confusing everyone with the names of my posts, so I’ll make this easy for you: This is what you call ‘in my mailbox’ and all posts called ‘under my pillow’ will be about the books I was given (maybe even some that I bought), books that I can’t wait to read and feature …

Read more…

2444
Library Love
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Something old, something new   As some of you might know I’m trying to learn how to digitally paint. My first artworks have been posted on DeviantArt. One of them is book related and my GoodReads friends seemed to love it, so I decided to have it …

Read more…

2588
Back to normal chaos…
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

As you've probably noticed, I've been away for a few days enjoying some beautiful family moments, but I hope that the blog kept you company in all this time. Now that I'm back it is time to catch-up with some updates: movie news, books I've been reading and some books I'm waiting for. ...

Read more…

2607
One step closer to The Host movie
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Soon, soon, soon..   We still have to wait one more year for the movie adaptation of ‘The Host‘ by Stephenie Meyer. Not sure how many of you have read the book yet but I did, and I loved it, and I can’t possibly wait to see it on the big screen. With the …

Read more…

2692
Smart E-Book Interface Prototype
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

E-Book lovers, this article is for you!   You know how much I love my eReaders, and how technology is something that makes my life easier and brighter every day, right? Then you must imagine how I loved to find this video showing how my our reading experience might change in the future.. Because with this, the eReading experience will never …

Read more…

2593
The Odds Were Ever In My Favor
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

From book to screen   So I’ve seen The Hunger Games movie this weekend, and I am pleased to tell you that I did like it. It is not like the best movie ever, and I don’t know if the impact was similar for the people that haven’t read the book …

Read more…

2577
The amazing art of book-cut sculpture
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Books are wonderful..   Books are absolutely magical, and all the magic can be found between the lines of the never-ending stories, between those thin layers of paper, in between words that reach the very bottom of your soul, and also the very deep of your heart, bringing back memories, bringing out emotions, giving new meanings to things …

Read more…

2522
Happy Valentine’s Day!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Happy Valentine's day! To be honest I am not very fond of this holiday, and I prefere to have my own special love-day, but I enjoy it nevertheless and I wish you all to be loved and love with all your heart, and to enjoy every second of being in love. This year I didn't find the time to read …

Read more…

2402
ReadingAfterMidnight now on G+
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Hello everyone!   Just a quick note to let you all know that recently I’ve created a page for the blog on Google Plus. Not sure how many of you have an account, but if you enjoy keeping in touch via G+ you can find me there. I can’t wait to meet you all there …

Read more…

2214
2011 A-Z Book Challenge
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

New challenge – by book title   Duration: January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011 Read 26 books which titles begin with the letters of the alphabet. You may ignore articles like A, An and The at the beginning of the title. For the letters “X” “Z”, any book title containing the letter in it is acceptable. You …

Read more…

2747
Happy New Year!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

2011 Recap and best wishes for you all! What a wonderful year we had together! I can barely believe it's almost over. I had a lot of fun online as well as offline... and I am happy to see that the blog is getting appreciation from more book fans everyday. Thank you all! For the next year (in terms of …

Read more…

2809
Merry Christmas!
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Hello Everyone! I wish you all to have the best holiday ever, to enjoy snow, have fun with your friends, and spend some magical moments with your loved ones. “I wish you well may all your dreams come true / I wish you well no clouds to hide your view / I wish you peace, and friends / and many …

Read more…

2671
In The Christmas Mood
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

I am not good at waiting If it were up to me I would be celebrating Christmas already. I would go buy my Christmas tree right now, I would make it pretty, I would turn on the Christmas lights, I would listen Christmas songs and I would wait for Santa to come. …With presents, lots of presents 😀 …

Read more…

2651
Until the day that I meet Day
In The Midnight Cup of Coffee

Soon to come: “Legend” by Marie Lu   If you are new to this title, I will let you know that Legend is the most highly anticipated book I’m waiting for in this November.There are only 2 more days until it gets out and I can’t wait to get my hands and eyes on it and savor every single page of it. In the meantime I …

Read more…

2679