My week in books and tea 5.12.19

Books and Tea is burning the midnight oil this week. That’s something I’ve heard my grandmother say, so I hope I’m using the phrase in the right context. I’ve been pretty busy this week preparing for friends and family that will be visiting over the next several weeks. So this will be a cliff note style post. Hope you’re having a great week too!

What I finished reading

Death in Provence by Serena Kent – Penelope is starting a new chapter in life but when a dead body turns up in the pool of a house she recently purchased, it’s pretty clear something is amiss. This was a light and cozy mystery that made for a quick read.

What I’m currently reading

Not Without Laughter by Langston Hughes is a coming of age story of a young boy named Sandy in Kansas. Hughes’ writing is beautiful and it has a familiar tone that I find comforting. I feel like I’m among the older, wise women in my family.

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

30 chapters down, 87 to go! Life is bright and hopeful for the young sailor, Edmond Dantès. Returning home with prospects of being promoted to captain, Dantès is reunited with his father, eager to marry his beloved, Mercédès, but on the very day of his wedding, Dantès is arrested. Jealously, hatred and selfish ambition drive Danglars, a colleague of Dantès, to conspire with Fernand, Mercédès cousin (unrequited love), to falsely accuse Dantès of being “an agent of the Bonapartist faction!”

“For there are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those that emanate from the heart.”

Enjoying the experience with Dantès for the #monteinmay19 readalong. If you’d like to check out the first discussion click here.

What I have been drinking

☕️ The Cup: Essentially Summer | 🍃 Tea Type: Black | ✉ From: Field to Cup

With temperatures already reaching 80°F and higher, it  FEELS like summertime, although it doesn’t officially start until late June.

Summertime in a cup?  Yes, I do believe that’s possible with this tea.  Mango and peach notes dance on my palate, and I’m pleasantly surprised by that the orange blossoms and other blossoms play nicely in this blend.

Think of a bright, colorful, fresh fruit salad, with mangoes, peaches, mixed with a few of those little mandarian oranges.  This tea taste like a bright sunny summer day.

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Published by booksbythecup

Lover of good books and tea

2 thoughts on “My week in books and tea 5.12.19

  1. I canNOT believe that it is 80 where you live. It’s 50 where I am, and has been so gray and on-again/off-again rainy I’m starting to feel like a move to Mordor would cheer me up. Though it sounds still, I wasn’t aware that Hughes wrote a novel. I hope you enjoy it. His poetry speaks to something that feels a hundred years old wise, though many of his best poems were written when he was a young man.


    1. Yes! Summer temperatures are not my favorite. My asthma was giving me some trouble with the humidity last week. I failed to describe the Hughes novel well since this was a post I started with the intentions of filling in but time has gotten away from me. I love Hughes’ writing.

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