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”

No Name – Review

“Very strange!” he said to himself, vacantly. “It’s like a scene in a novel—it’s like nothing in real life.” Norah and Magdelan Vanstone find out shortly after the unexpected death of their parents that they are illegitimate and have lost their inheritance, they are Nobody’s Children. Left to the merciless resolution of their uncle, MichaelContinue reading “No Name – Review”

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”

Motivated to get reading!

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. -Oscar Wilde How many books have you been meaning to read and just haven’t had the time? It’s probably because you’re like most of us, battling books of mass distraction; wait, did you getContinue reading “Motivated to get reading!”

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”