Thursday Tea is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the answers to these questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us a little about your tea and your book, and whether or not the two go together.
I’m feeling a little crappy this morning, so a short TTea post today.
The book: Today I’m finishing up Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, which I don’t love but I don’t hate, either. It’d be pretty hard to top To the Lighthouse or Orlando, which I really, really loved, but The Waves isn’t bad. I think it’s just bogged down by the technique Ms Woolf uses, where everything is something that a character “said” instead of a direct narrative thingy. And since all the voices of the characters sound the same, and nothing important really happens, it makes for rather dry reading.
On the other hand, Ms Woolf can turn the best phrases I have ever read, and it is for that reason I kept reading The Waves. I’ve got more to say, but I’ll save it for a proper review sometime next week.
tea coffee: I desperately needed more coffee this morning, so I got a cup from Starbucks (I have a gift card). I still prefer Satellite’s coffee to Starbucks’, but hey. Gift card. Free coffee!
Do they go together? Well, the coffee is a stimulant, and as I tend to star blurring over Ms Woolf’s prose after a while, I need the stimulant to keep me focused. *cough* But does it go with the actual story? Not really. I think wine would, though, or a stout beer. It’s not really a tea sort of book, actually.
What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?