5 books to enjoy with tea

Tea books are like beach books! Only you read them with a refreshing beverage in hand instead of trying to keep sand from going up your crevices. They’re books you can snuggle into like a cozy blanket made of awesome; they’re comforting, but not in a boring way. Here’s five of my favorite tea books, along with recommended tea companion. I picked all the teas using Stash Tea’s website, not because I’m getting paid for Read More …

REVIEW: Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers

Okay, so, I’m not entirely sure if this is a reread or not. It seems VERY FAMILIAR, the plot and the characters and everything, but I can’t find it listed in any of my “books read” lists. Maybe I started it and didn’t finish it? ANYWAY, whether I’ve read it before or not: I very much enjoyed Unnatural Death. It’s an early Lord Peter mystery, so it’s lighter and less twisty than the later books. Read More …

REVIEW: Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers

After the relative gloom of Gaudy Night, I was super happy that Busman’s Honeymoon returned to the more usual kind of Lord Peter mystery as seen earlier in the series. Peter and Harriet are on their honeymoon, and they’re gooey with love for each other. It’s adorable. But it’s not all mush! The mystery is pretty good, full of red herrings and a relatively simple solution for all the time and effort spent trying to Read More …

REVIEW: Lord Peter Views the Body by Dorothy L. Sayers

I think I read this book before! I recognize some of the stories, though not all of them. It’s very confusing. I don’t remember reading Lord Peter Views the Body and I can’t find it listed in my various books-read-lists, but it nevertheless seems very familiar. Tip-top stories: the one with the stolen stomach/intestines was pretty fab, a complicated mystery with some absurd humor bits mixed in. I also really like the one where Lord Read More …

REVIEW: Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers

I have so many conflicted feelings about Gaudy Night! On the one hand, yay, Harriet and Peter. On the other hand, holy crap this book made me really nervous and anxious and not at all happy-relaxed like I usually feel while reading a Lord Peter mystery. Part of my problem came from having seen the TV version before reading the book. So I totally knew who the baddie was, their motivation behind everything, (almost) all Read More …

Currently Reading (Feb. 14, 2014)

Busman’s Honeymoon by Dorothy L. Sayers (mystery) Married at last, Lord Peter and Harriet find their honeymoon interrupted by a killer… It took several near-death experiences for Lord Peter Wimsey to convince Harriet Vane to be his wife, but she has finally relented. When the dapper detective marries Britain’s most popular mystery author—just a few short years after rescuing her from the hangman’s noose—the press could not be more excited. But Lord Peter and his Read More …

Currently reading (Feb. 5, 2014)

I have totally lost track of the days! I thought yesterday was the 3rd and today definitely feels like the 6th or later. Ugh. Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers (mystery). Though never quick-witted, Agatha Dawson had an iron constitution and a will to fight that never abated in her old age. Even after three operations failed to rid her of her cancer, she refused to give in. But as her body began to weaken, Read More …

Currently Reading (Jan. 25, 2014)

The Pillars of Hercules by David Constantine Beyond the Pillars of Hercules, past the gateway to the outer ocean, lies the rumored remnants of Atlantis: ancient artifacts of such tremendous power that they may be all that stands between Alexander and conquest of the entire world. Alexander desires that power for himself, but an unlikely band of fugitives—including a Gaulish barbarian, a cynical Greek archer, a cunning Persian princess, and a sorcerer’s daughter—must find it Read More …

The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers

After the OMG! intense feelings I had for Have His Carcase, I decided to wait on reading Gaudy Night for a bit– to save it for a special occasion, kinda. Instead, I went on to The Nine Tailors, the 11th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery series. Turns out that was a perfect thing to do because, chronologically, The Nine Tailors takes place between Have His Carcase and Gaudy Night. Anyway, Dorothy L. Sayers Read More …

Yearly Wrap-up Part 1: Best (and worst) books of 2013

Jamie of The Perpetual Page-Turner is hosting her annual end of year book survey again, and since I had fun doing it in 2012 I figured I’d do it for 2013, too! This time, though, I’ve divided it up into three posts. For easier reading, see? All wrap-up posts: Part 1 (Books) | Part 2 (http://heretherebebooks.net/2013/12/30/yearly-wrap-up-part-2-blogging-hits-misses-of-2013/) | Part 3 (Goals) | Part 4 (Stats) Part 1: Reading 1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If Read More …