Tea & Books - What are you reading?
I love this thread! Glad to see it resurface.
by Catriona McPherson
The characters take time out for tea!
Uh, oh…another series to start sniffing down…. :)
(This one sounds just like what I love to read best!)
Are you into post WWI/pre WWII English/British mysteries featuring women?
Have you heard of:
Her Royal Spyness Series by Rhys Bowen (very funny)
Maisie Dobbs Series by Jacqueline Winspear(very serious in comparison)
Maggie Hope Series by Susan Elia MacNeal (started good, but last installment was so-so and is actually set during WWII)
A-ha! Woman after my own heart! Just finished “Leaving Everything Most Loved” to catch up on my Maisies; and have read the first in each of the other two series you’ve mentioned here. (Did you know Jacqueline W has written a stand-alone WWI novel that’s due out this summer?)
I’ll see you those authors and raise you Laurie King’s Mary Russell series—she’s a young protegee of Sherlock Holmes. They’re great up through Locked Rooms.
No, I don’t get excited about my reading material…
Currently reading The Time Traveler’s Wife and hoping to watch the movie this weekend!
It’s an interesting read. My friend just finished the book today and watch the movie online. According to him the movie really falls short from the book :P
I loved the book but the movie was a disappointment for me. I like her other novel even more than the Time Traveller’s Wife. (Her Fearful Symmetry). That might be because I hated the wife in TTW though.
Yeah honestly the book was too vulgar for my tastes, but the first half was pretty interesting.
I’m starting to read a very large anthology as part of a year-long review project with an online sci-fi magazine. Read a bit of the anthology each month, and then write reviews examining common themes in the chunk I read.
It’s “The Weird” by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer. Absolutely HUGE, monster-sized book. 1100 pages, 110 stories. And I’m being paid to read the whole thing! :)
Fall. Book season. What’s in your to-read pile? Just discovered Inspector Ian Rutledge, courtesy of Charles Todd. Tea makes a few cameos in “The Red Door.” (Post WWI. Scotland Yard inspector with PTSD…manifests itself in the voice of “Hamish,” who died beside Ian in the trenches, I think—that’s what I get for starting a series in the middle!)
Hah. I thought that was summertime? Or was it winter? Any time of the year is good for books!
Winter, spring, summer or fall: I read during them all! I’ve read a few in that Ian Rutledge series. I love the voice of Hamish and can almost hear him shouting, “’Ware!” to Ian. The haunting/manifestation of PTSD is a brilliant motif. I should finish the series. Thanks for the reminder!
I scrounge at local used bookstores, which means I rarely read series in the proper order; however I did find #1 and #2, which I will now read consecutively to get the full backstory. (I love authors, though, that don’t make you feel like you’ve missed everything if you jump in mid-stream. Todd is one of those.)
My to-read pile is enormous. Instead of trying to decide on which of my new books I’m gonna read, I’m diving back into classics – Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1
Maybe not quite classics, but I’ve also been brushing up on my Agatha Christie…I like Hercule Poirot a bit better than I do Miss Marple; and I picked up a 3-in-1 volume of Poirots for a dollar recently.
September- Currently reading ’Dreamer’s Pool’ by Juliet Marillier.
read The Queen by Kiera Cass :)
no tea that i can recall coming across but there were plenty of cakes and other desserts!
I’m still trying to finish off Simon Garfield’s “On the Map” – it’s a slog. But, once I’m done, I’ll put it up with my other reviews at www.booksandtea.ca.
(PS: Did you you know I’ve got a blog where I review books? And tea? And I compare the books I’m reading and reviewing to different types of tea? You should check it out. If you don’t my tea cupboard will cry.)
What’s a great idea to pair books with tea recommendations. Reading your blog now for new book and tea suggestions :-)
it’s good you explained what you were doing in your blog..otherwise i wouldve missed it as i had peeked in a few days ago :s
And my review of “On the Map” is up: http://booksandtea.ca/2015/09/on-the-map-by-simon-garfield/
Recently finished “South of the Border, West of the Sun” by Haruki Murakami. Despite being a Japanese story, there are no references to tea. But Murakami’s writing style is amazing nonetheless.
Going to start reading Malala’s autobiography next.
reading Sweet Kitchen (cooking manga) while sipping on oolong :)
Taking a break between Hitchhiker’s Guide books and River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh mentioned chai and Bohea tea today. I sipped a Bohea tea a few days ago. But this does not mean the book has mentioned tea a lot — mainly just on that page.