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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