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- The Breakfast Club (American Girl in London)
- Coding: New Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Add-Ons
- New Books This Week
The Breakfast Club
Stop #1 on my journey to find great breakfast places in London
This week I found a new place to eat breakfast: The Breakfast Club! I heard about it through the barista at Starbucks, who insisted that I give it a try.
First of all, their website is so strange, but that’s one of the reasons I decided to actually go to this place. It’s different. Weird. Quirky. Then I looked at their menu and kind of fell in love. I’m so on board with this “Brunch served from open to 5pm every day” idea. YES! Breakfast is the best meal.
So, after a few days of mulling it over, I finally dropped in for brunch.
My first impression: this place is cool. They had loud music playing, but not so loud that it’s like a club. And it was GOOD music. It was kind of a weird variety (stuff I loved 6 years ago, stuff my dad listens to in the car, etc.), but I loved it all.
The Breakfast Club is a busy place. It’s one of those restaurants where they smoosh everyone together because they have to. You won’t get a table to yourself, they’re going to put you in any empty seat. As a shy, anti-social person, that’s not something I always like, but it totally didn’t bother me this time.
I’m not sure if this was like, an official thing, but there was an entire table for people on their laptops. Maybe it’s just because that’s the table where the outlets are.. but I felt like I wanted to run home and get my laptop and start coding up a frenzy next to them.
Instead, I came armed with a book:
Sadly, I’m not loving Teardrop so far.. I might even DNF it, just because I’m not loving it and I’m afraid it won’t get better. It’s not that bad though.
But the reading came to a complete standstill when this beauty arrived:
I have a hot chocolate addiction. I love it, I need it, IT’S MY PRECIOUSSS—ahem. But this hot chocolate was fab. It even comes with marshmallows by default! And my server even gave me the evil eye when I asked if it came with whipped cream. I hate whipped cream and some places put it on by default so I always make a point to tell them I don’t want it. When I asked if it came with whipped cream, I think the server thought I was crazy. That’s a good sign! (I think?)
And last, but certainly not least:
Mmmm pancakes! I’m normally a scrambled eggs kind of girl, but I hadn’t had pancakes in AGES! And these were divine. I judge a place based on its maple syrup choice, and The Breakfast Club did very well. None of that cheap, gnarly log cabin shit.
So my trip to The Breakfast Club was a success, and I fully intend to return and try out their scrambled eggs! That’s when the real test begins (I’m picky about my scrambled eggs!).
Coding: New Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin Add-Ons
This week I released two add-ons to the Ultimate Boook Blogger Plugin.
This add-on is a must-have if you participate in a lot of reading challenges! The plugin allows you to create challenges and set goals. Then when you write a book review, you just check a box to assign that book to a reading challenge. Then the plugin will automatically keep track of your progress!
The original plugin was intended to function 100% on its own. So you can download and install that plugin without the Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin.
The new rating report add-on is for people who already own the UBB plugin. This add-on hooks straight into the UBB plugin. It uses the same settings panel and blends in seamlessly. It also comes with a new more options and settings. You can customize the number of rating categories you have (anywhere from one to five), name the sections, choose to display number or star ratings, and the plugin automatically uses the same star ratings as UBB.
If you already have the original Rating Report Plugin and want to switch to the new add-on, no problem! When you install the add-on, just make sure you name your categories in the same order you did in the previous plugin (if category #1 was “Plot”, put “Plot” in the first box in the add-on). Then all your ratings will automatically transfer over!
New Books This Week
Normally I keep track of all the books I get each week as I get them.. but this week I didn’t do that. So I’m kind of winging this and hopefully it’s accurate!
Me Since You by Laura Wiess
Note: I’ve already read all three of these. I rip most of them to shreds in my reviews (unfortunately), which will be coming out next week!
The Rule of Thirds by Chantel Guertin
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins