My week in books and tea 5.26.19

An excited hello to everyone! It’s nice to be back this week for books and tea! Admittedly there will be more talk about tea than books since the last few weeks have been busy but incredibly wonderful. Having friends in town meant a lot of activities outside of reading and the blog, but that’s perfectlyContinue reading “My week in books and tea 5.26.19”

My week in books and tea 5.12.19

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 noteContinue reading “My week in books and tea 5.12.19”

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review

Thank you to Harper Perennial for the free copy of this book in support of my readalong. “Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggleContinue reading “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review”

Upcoming Readalongs

I dropped a few hints in my wrap up on Sunday and wanted to officially share the upcoming reads here in case you might be interested in participating. It doesn’t take long before I’m craving the camaraderie that comes from reading and discussing a book–especially a lengthy read like the one below! Lilac Girls byContinue reading “Upcoming Readalongs”

Roots – Review

“Haley’s monumental achievement helped convince the nation that the black story is the American story. He also made it clear that black humanity is a shining beacon that miraculously endured slavery’s brutal horrors.” – Introduction to Roots from Michael Dyson Where do I start in attempting to convey how this book consumed my mental spaceContinue reading “Roots – Review”