Hello September! Will you soon bring the cool crisp mornings I love? Weather that allows me to sit by an open window, with a book and a lot of tea? I sure hope so because summer has been too hot.
Review ICYMI: Excellent Women
What I finished reading
When I encounter people drinking tea in the books I’m reading, I feel I’m in good company. Everytime I visit Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi in Botswana by way of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series, I smile, I’m comforted and I know these two women won’t let me down because they have sincere motives and they care. This series on audio with Lisette Lecat as narrator is a delight.
“There is nothing to be ashamed of in drinking one hundred cups of tea a week, Mma. Which is …” She paused again. “More than five thousand cups of tea a year, Mma. That is very impressive.” – The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, Alexander McCall Smith
What I’m reading
Two females with Ann in their name. Both full of emotion but from two completely different places; one from Russia and the other Canada. Anna Karenina and Anne Shirley.
“Even although we meet as strangers now I still love her with an inextinguishable love. It makes me very sad at times to think about her. But really, Marilla, one can’t stay sad very long in such an interesting world, can one?” – Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
Steep of the week
I don’t have the vocabulary right now to explain this tea. With every sip, I’m hoping to engage every part of my sensory systems and my palate demands more but with slow, intentional sips. The end notes are sweet and inviting, familiar, honey, but makes me think of something from my childhood.
☕️ The Cup: Golden Horse Eyebrow (Jin Jun Mei)
🍃Tea Type : Black | ✉️From: Crafted Leaf Teas
This month feels light in the amount of books I finished, 5 including The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection (see above) but since Anna Karenina is a longer book, it’s been satisfying to read a few from my back list and to manage a few published this year.
Did you meet any authors this weekend? Get some photos and perhaps a couple books signed? That’s just a small part of what happens at one of the largest independent book festivals in the country! The Decatur Book Festival never disappoints. Here are the books I purchased. I’m thinking of writing a post about my day at the book festival.