Thursday Tea (Feb. 3): Scaramouche

Thursday Tea is a weekly(-ish) meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is a cup of tea, the book you’re currently reading, and the answers to the following 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 you think the two go together.

The book: I’m currently about 3% into Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini. I like it, but I had a day filled with panic yesterday and Mr Sabatini’s flowery prose is not sitting well with me at the moment.

Scaramouche is about this dude who becomes a sort of Robin Hood sort of fellow, who goes around being very swashbuckling and dashing and all that.

The tea: Another day of Earl Grey. What?! It’s my comfort tea! And I really need some comfort this week, what with the weather and the panic and the freezing temperatures. And it’s lovely.

Do they go together? I actually think they do! “Flowery prose” might go better with a fruity tea, but I like the counterpoint of the solid Earl Grey against the whimsical Sabatini. You know?

What’s your Thursday Tea?

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8 thoughts on “Thursday Tea (Feb. 3): Scaramouche”

  1. Earl Grey is perfect comfort tea. Actually, I may go make some right now – I could use something warm and comforting with all this rain and chilliness. I’m looking forward to hearing more about this book! It sounds really good.

    1. I may actually have to put it down for a while. It was good for the first 3% but I don’t know if I can make the effort to keep going. Sabatini is very good, but he does require a bit of mental work to digest, and right now I want something easier to read.

    1. I’m always panicking about one thing or another, but this panic is (mostly) existential and thus harder to get rid of. Sigh.

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