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”

The Woman in White – Review

Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is one of the BEST classic books I’ve read. EVER. If I’m completely honest, this book changed my whole perspective about classics. I fell headlong into this book and discoveredContinue reading “The Woman in White – Review”

Tea + Genre Pairing – Victorian

Victorian Literature Welcome to the first installment of genres and tea pairings. I received some wonderful feedback for the By the Cup side of the blog to work on suggestions for ideas on book genres with teas and I couldn’t wait to get started. These are my opinions based on my current tea inventory andContinue reading “Tea + Genre Pairing – Victorian”

Reading the Classics – Tips

“The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.” – Descartes Do you feel intimidated when someone talks about classic literature? Do you think classics are dull and boring reserved for required school reading and discussion? Fear not fellow readers, speaking from experience, that’s not the wayContinue reading “Reading the Classics – Tips”