“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
– C.S. Lewis
Welcome book and tea lovers!! This blog is meant to inspire those interested readers who want to discover amazing books that are collecting dust on your shelf or waiting for you in the nearby bookstore.
Sometimes novels are full of fantasy that fills our imagination like J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings or full of discovery and wonder like Cheryl Strayed’s Wild. Either way, every piece of literature offers a new adventure that opens our eyes to a world hidden within book pages. The majority of my blog posts will contain some potential spoilers because they include a review of the book that I’m discussing and have read. Typically, the first and third paragraph is an opinion about the book and the last paragraph discusses the tea selection. Therefore, if you prefer to skip the loose summary of the novel then, by all means, feel free to skip to the parts you want to read.
Personally, my favourite genre is speculative fiction (i.e. fantasy, science fiction, Gothic), but there are plenty of wondrous books in all genres that create an experience not available in fictional works. As you will notice through my blog, I am trying to include and write about at least one novel from each genre while also throwing in some of my favourites. But what makes reading a book better? Reading it with a warm cup of tea! Every book can be represented through a specific tea, giving new life to the written adventures. I also encourage you to drink these tea pairings while reading the book because it surprisingly helps emphasize the atmosphere of a novel by immersing you more into the story.
Lastly, all the photos attached to each post are ones that I take with my amateur photography skills. I usually try to give you what the cover of the novel and the tea looks like, but I do change it up every once in a while. I also have a collection of about 25-30ish different styles of teacups (which is growing at an alarming rate) that I will pair along with the literature I am writing about. I hope to share my undying passion for literature and tea with you while also introducing you to books that are different and inspiring!