My week in books and tea 11.10.19

Last week’s post was a few days late (Friday) and I hope you don’t mind this one is too (Tuesday). I’m reducing my screen time on the weekend, especially Sunday afternoons and evenings. We’ve been inviting friends over playing (board) games and it’s turned into a hybrid game-tea time shenanigans. Last week’s blooming tea wasContinue reading “My week in books and tea 11.10.19”

Books and Tea – October

Missed sharing this over the weekend because I had too much fun hosting a game night that sort of turned into a tea drinking game night. I planned to share it earlier this week, but here we are at Friday. So here we are, a recap of what I’ve read in October. Where the CrawdadsContinue reading “Books and Tea – October”

Choose Your Mark

What books are in this picture?  This post is less about the books and more about what I’ve used to mark favorite quotes or passages. I find it helpful to have things marked for books I will be discussing for buddy reads, readalongs or other book groups. I’d like to take a moment and discussContinue reading “Choose Your Mark”

Diamond Doris – Review

“Under no circumstances did I want a ‘normal’ life–a normal, regular, everyday Black life. No way. Being humiliated at work. Paycheck to paycheck. Church on Sundays. Regular clothes. Routine relationships that don’t go nowhere. Absolutely not. Not Miss Doris Payne. I wanted more than that. I wanted nice things. I wanted to travel the world.Continue reading “Diamond Doris – Review”

Where the Crawdads Sing – Review

“Autumn leaves don’t fall; they fly. They take their time and wander on this, their only chance to soar. Reflecting sunlight, they swirled and sailed and fluttered on the wind drafts.” The book opens in 1969- Chase Andrews is found in the marsh of Barkley Cove, North Carolina, DEAD. Was it an accident or wasContinue reading “Where the Crawdads Sing – Review”