Thursday Tea is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the will to answer some very simple 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.
Guh, this post is being posted later than I originally planned, but in my defense I’ve been very busy BS-ing an essay for my summer class and didn’t really finish it until this morning. But now I’m home free! And I can write reviews and meme posts and things again! Huzzah!
The tea: Still blazing through this Chai White tea. I think the more I’m drinking it, the more I’m liking it!
Also, last night I was so tired I accidentally put in flavored coffee creamer in my tea instead of milk. Er. (I made a new cup.)
The book: I’ve since finished it (actually, I finished it before I finished my cup of tea), but I was reading East Coast Rising volume one. It’s published by TokyoPop, which you’ll probably know for their Japanese/Korean(/Chinese?) manga/manhwa(/manhua), but actually East Coast Rising is written by an American and done in a Westernized manga kind of style. It’s quite good– the people look like people and everything! It’s probably a little unbalanced, maybe 90% action and 10% plot, but heck, it’s future pirates who roam the seas of NEW JERSEY. Can you say “awesome”? Anyway, I’ve got some other stuff to say but I’ll save it for my review.
When his ship is attacked by pirates, Archer is left floating adrift in a violent sea. But the young urchin is nothing if not resilient. He soon finds himself sailing with the infamous Cannonball Joe aboard La Revancha, the fastest ship on the East Coast, in search of a legendary hidden treasure. Their dangerous quest will lead directly to a showdown with the Hoboken, one of the most feared pirate vessels ever to sail the Jersey shores, and its reckless captain, Lee. But there are far worse things than pirates that call these waters home…From Eisner Award-nominated artist Becky Cloonan comes a rousing nautical adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before!
Do they go together? Uh. Maybe? (Did pirates drink tea? Do people in New Jersey drink tea? Kidding.)
What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?