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I was in the mood for green, I decided, because green is good for your eyes. I found this one in the back of the cupboard and it seemed fitting for the mood this evening.

Very nice. Very sencha-y. Me likes.

The real reason, however, for this post is to inform you that the trip report from my holiday is up. Beware it’s image heavy. http://iarnvidia.livejournal.com/2960.html

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Hey Angrboda! I noticed in your holiday blog that you mentioned that you prefer to read books originally written in English in English and used amazon.uk as a source for them. I just wanted to mention this awesome online bookseller from the UK that I use. It’s called The Book Depository. There is both a UK and a US website for them although the books come from the same place in the UK for both sites (one is .uk and the other .com). But there can be a price difference on the same book so it pays to check both sites. It’s free shipping all the time for all orders and uses Royal Mail.

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Oh and what were the two non-Discworld books you brought?

Angrboda

Thanks for the rec, I’ll give it a look. :) Usually I buy from the marketplace on amazon, so I can get stuff really cheap. I don’t really mind them being used. :) I can save a third of the price like that sometimes compared to buying it in a danish bookshop.

The other two were, Stephen Erikson’s Deadhouse Gates, the second book in the Very Frustrating Malazan series. The first book in that series was horribly confusing so I was hoping that the second one might help make things make sense, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’m considering giving up, but I haven’t decided yet. The first one was so frustrating at time it has bitemarks. No, really.
The other one was Kevin J. Anderson’s, Terra Incognita, the first book in the series. I thought it looked intereting and I had considered it before, so I decided to give it a try. I just read the first chapter yesterday, and I have to say it looks really really promising. (And WAY easier to read than SE!)

Angrboda

Sorry, the series is called Terra Incognita, the actual title of the book is The Edge of the World

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Oh yeah, I’m not sure if The Book Depository does used books. I don’t think so though. I was just thinking about the free shipping. I usually buy used books for the most part too. I like this website Better World Books, which is very eco-friendly (they pay the shipping for you to send them your used books and if they can’t sell them or donate them, they recycle them, and you can carbon offset your shipping). They do do used books and also have free shipping, but I don’t know if they ship or ship free outside the US, which doesn’t help you much.

I hadn’t heard of either of those books, but I looked them up. I don’t read much fantasy, I used to read some at one point. Actually, I shouldn’t say that. I’m currently reread The Hobbit, which is prolly technically fantasy.

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I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Hey Angrboda! I noticed in your holiday blog that you mentioned that you prefer to read books originally written in English in English and used amazon.uk as a source for them. I just wanted to mention this awesome online bookseller from the UK that I use. It’s called The Book Depository. There is both a UK and a US website for them although the books come from the same place in the UK for both sites (one is .uk and the other .com). But there can be a price difference on the same book so it pays to check both sites. It’s free shipping all the time for all orders and uses Royal Mail.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh and what were the two non-Discworld books you brought?

Angrboda

Thanks for the rec, I’ll give it a look. :) Usually I buy from the marketplace on amazon, so I can get stuff really cheap. I don’t really mind them being used. :) I can save a third of the price like that sometimes compared to buying it in a danish bookshop.

The other two were, Stephen Erikson’s Deadhouse Gates, the second book in the Very Frustrating Malazan series. The first book in that series was horribly confusing so I was hoping that the second one might help make things make sense, but it doesn’t seem to be working. I’m considering giving up, but I haven’t decided yet. The first one was so frustrating at time it has bitemarks. No, really.
The other one was Kevin J. Anderson’s, Terra Incognita, the first book in the series. I thought it looked intereting and I had considered it before, so I decided to give it a try. I just read the first chapter yesterday, and I have to say it looks really really promising. (And WAY easier to read than SE!)

Angrboda

Sorry, the series is called Terra Incognita, the actual title of the book is The Edge of the World

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Oh yeah, I’m not sure if The Book Depository does used books. I don’t think so though. I was just thinking about the free shipping. I usually buy used books for the most part too. I like this website Better World Books, which is very eco-friendly (they pay the shipping for you to send them your used books and if they can’t sell them or donate them, they recycle them, and you can carbon offset your shipping). They do do used books and also have free shipping, but I don’t know if they ship or ship free outside the US, which doesn’t help you much.

I hadn’t heard of either of those books, but I looked them up. I don’t read much fantasy, I used to read some at one point. Actually, I shouldn’t say that. I’m currently reread The Hobbit, which is prolly technically fantasy.

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Ang lives with Husband and two kitties, Charm and Luna, in a house not too far from Århus. Apart from drinking tea, she enjoys baking, especially biscuits, reading and jigsaw puzzles. She has recently acquired an interest in cross-stitch and started a rather large project. It remains to be seen whether she has actually bitten off more than she can chew…

Ang prefers black teas and the darker sorts of oolongs. She has to be in the mood for green and white, and she enjoys, but knows little to nothing about, pu-erh.

Her preferences with black teas are the Chinese ones, particularly from Fujian, but also Keemun and just about anything smoky. She occasionally enjoys Yunnans but they’re not favourites. She has taken some time to research Ceylon teas, complete with reference map, and has recently developed some interest in teas from Africa.

She is sceptical about Indian blacks as she generally finds them too astringent and too easy to get wrong. She doesn’t really care for Darjeelings at all. Very high-grown teas are often not favoured.

She likes flavoured teas as well, particularly fruit flavoured ones, but also had an obsession with finding the Perfect Vanilla Flavoured Black and can happily report that this reclusive beast has been spotted in a local teashop near where she works. Any and all vanilla flavoured teas are still highly attractive to her, though. Also nuts and caramel or toffee. Not so much chocolate. It’s a texture thing.

However, she thinks Earl Grey is generally kind of boring. Cinnamon and ginger are also not really a hit, and she’s not very fond of chais. Evil hibiscus is evil. Even in small amounts, and yes, Ang can usually detect hibiscus, mostly by way of the metallic flavour of blood it has.

Ang is not super impressed with rooibos or honeybush on their own. She doesn’t care for either, really, but when they are flavoured, they go usually go down a treat.

Ang used to have a Standard Panel of teas that she tried to always have on hand. She put a lot of thought into defining it and decided what should go on it. It was a great idea on paper, but in practise has been discovered to not really work as well.

Ang tries her best to make a post on Steepster several times a week. She tends to write her posts in advance in a word doc (The Queue) and posting from there. This, she feels, helps her to maintain regularity and stops her from making five posts in three days and then going three weeks without posting anything at all.

Angrboda is almost always open to swapping. Just ask her. Due to the nature of the queue, however, and the fact that it’s some 24 pages long at the moment, it may take a good while from she receives your parcel and until she actually posts about it.

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