My week in books and tea 6.9.19

This week is about books of mass distraction. Many of the books I read this week are not from my monthly TBR, but I’m completely OK with that. I’ll tell you why soon…. What I finished reading The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell was a perfect book to snuggle up with this rainy weekend. IContinue reading “My week in books and tea 6.9.19”

Reading Goals – Updates & Plans

Halfway through January and I realize I didn’t share an end of year update on my reading goals for 2018. While I did manage to share some of my favorite reads of the year, trying to read and catch up on reviews put this post on the back burner unfortunately. But I look at thisContinue reading “Reading Goals – Updates & Plans”

Best of 2018 – favorite reads

365 days. 52 weeks. 12 months. All equivalent to one calendar year and if you’re anything like me, you spend as many of those days, weeks, and months reading and drinking tea. I wanted to share my best reads of the year, one book for each month. Although some months I enjoyed more than oneContinue reading “Best of 2018 – favorite reads”

Wives and Daughters – Review

“And she (Molly) had found her way into the library, and used to undo the heavy bars of the shutters if the housemaid had forgotten this duty, and mount the ladder, sitting on the steps, for an hour at a time, deep in some book of old English classics. The summer days were very shortContinue reading “Wives and Daughters – Review”

The Victorian and the Romantic – Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Doubleday Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I had never encountered a writer who could fill a page so entirely with herself, and haven’t since. Mrs. Gaskell is witty, and cutting, and sharp, and hilarious, and gossipy,Continue reading “The Victorian and the Romantic – Review”