Thank you to the publisher, Bloomsbury Publishing, for the free book featured in this post.
It’s been a while but I’m back. I shared in this catch up reel post why I’ve been absent and how I’m hoping to get back on track now. In weather related news, the temperatures are finally cooling off and in can say I’m almost on the fall bandwagon.
What I finished reading
Where the Crawdads Sing was one book I didn’t want to put down but am so glad to have read. I’ve linked my reading review so check it out and tell me what you think. I’d be happy to discuss it if you’ve read it.
A Pocket Full of Rye by Agatha Christie was a cover buy–the tea cup on the front! I can’t seem to resist tea cups, real or on book covers. When the audiobook hold came in at my library, I decided to find out how Rex Fortescue dies from a poisoned cup of tea! A quick whodunit, with a note to self- Always prepare your own tea.
Anne of the Island – I’m finally getting around to reading the Anne of Green Gables books as an adult. I enjoy getting to know her, laughing at Davy and his mischief, but watching Anne mature. Her fanciful ideas of romance are tested and by the end of this book, I’m happy with how she’s learned more about life and herself.
In Other Words : An Illustrated Miscellany of the World’s Most Intriguing Words and Phrases (courtesy of Bloomsbury Publishing). A fun way to look at languages across the world with colorful illustrations. Not every expression can convey the same color, meaning or intention when translated or in the case of this book and, are considered untranslatable. Reading this over tea, surprisingly not MASALA CHAI (Urdu), but felt HYGGE (Danish) all the same.
Sweet Bean Paste is a book I first heard about from Diana at Ideas on Papyrus. Her review convinced me to pick it up on my Kindle as my evening read. I just finished reading it about an hour ago and am still processing my feelings. I thought it was a wonderful little book that makes us consider what’s important.
What I’m reading
The Gilded Years is a historical fiction book based on the true story of Anita Hemmings. Anita is in her senior year at from Vassar College in 1897 as the first African-American women. It just that no one knows that and at this time in history, the school didn’t admit black students. So how is this possible, Anita is passing as white and no one knows that. Books about racial passing are always fascinating to me.
Steep of the Week
☕️The Cup: Coconut Pouchong |🍃Tea Type : Oolong | From: a friend by way of Golden Moon Tea
When a tea smells so good, you have to sit down and enjoy every moment of the experience. From the time you pour the water over the leaves, inhaling the fragrant aroma. When you pour that first cup and close your eyes while you savor the smell as the tea cools just enough to have your first sip. And the smooth buttery sensation of this tea with coconut notes. It’s the tea that keeps on giving, even after 3 steps. I’m besotted and my order for this tea has been placed. I can’t wait to spend more time with it using my gaiwan.