Tea & Books - What are you reading?
Juggling several, but pulled out one of my favorite comfort reads ever: “Coming Home” by Rosamunde Pilcher. Do not attempt to read without a blankie and cuppa. You can get lost in her lovely descriptions of households in and around the Cornish countryside.
“One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn… A novella describing a single day in a life of a prisoner in a soviet gulag.
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
(Then I’ll be getting some other things from the library soon.)
Intensity by Dean Koontz. A friend is a big fan and I asked her to pick one for me to try out. This is my first book of the year and I am finding it slow so far. Dunno if it’s me, the book or the timing. Hoping the next one rocks my socks!
As for the tea pairing – my cat has spent the entirety of last night and today bundled up on me and impairing my movement. I am such a sucker. I have been steeping some Golden Monkey but not as much tea as going as I was hoping so far.
Just re-read Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Pure bliss.
Last night I finished Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel(4) by Alexander Mccall Smith and then I started The World at Night by Alan Furst.
Slightly over steeped green tea and Willa Cather short stories.
Just finished Lost by Gregory Macguire and I was a bit let down by it. If anyone uses good reads let me know and we can follow each others reading.
I have a bad habit of reading several books at a time during different periods of the year when I have time to read. :( or maybe :) ?
Right now I am reading:
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Secrets of the Wolves by Dorothy Hearst
Pu-erh Tea by Hong Li
Romance of Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong
I just finished “The Ultimate Guide to Chinese Tea” by Bret Hinsch a couple of weeks ago. That was a very, very good read. I will definitely be rereading it in the future. :)
For all of these, I usually find myself drinking a nice Chinese red tea or tieguanyin.
This was an audio book, so I wasn’t actually reading, but I just finished “for all the tea in china” by sarah rose. It is an interesting story of how the British stole the tea technology from China and established the Darjeeling tea region.
There is a fair amount of adventure, and a lot of interesting details about Robert Fortune’s life. Also some interesting info on how significant tea was to the 18th century world economy.