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.
Sorry this is rather late in the day, folks, but I got caught up in homework and forgot to write my post! And I forgot it was Thursday today as well, actually.
The book: I spent most of yesterday afternoon reading Not a Girl Detective (when I wasn’t doing homework, of course). It’s a super cute cozy mystery featuring a spunky nearly-40ish woman who loves clothes and researching weird stuff and Nancy Drew. It’s part of a series (I think #2?), and since my library had two more besides this one I’m going to spend my evening reading them.
Here’s a summary:
Besides her beloved collection of vintage designer clothing, there is nothing Cece Caruso cherishes more than her childhood memories of Nancy Drew. Her near obsession with the fictional teenage sleuth led her to become a professional biographer of classic mystery writers. And now that she’s working on a book about Nancy’s pseudonymous creator, “Carolyn Keene, ” Cece’s in heaven.
At the L. A. home of another rabid Drew-ophile, Cece finds a treasure trove of useful memorabilia, including one unique and somewhat shocking collectible. Later she finds a dead body — and a puzzle that would sorely test the skills of her spunky girlhood heroine. Now she’ll have to channel her former idol and unmask a murderer, and the killer may be coming for Cece next.
Do they go together? Sure! I always associate cozy mysteries with warm tea (and fireplaces), even if they’re set in California during the summer.
What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?