Thursday Tea: November 19 (Hood)

Thursday Tea 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.

The book: After panicking this morning about what book to read, I eventually chose Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead. I’ve never read a Lawhead book before, even though I’m familiar with his Arthurian books, and I’m not altogether impressed so far.

I’m about 100 pages into Hood, and while the writing is fine I think it’s trying a little too hard to be clever. I could pretty much figure out which person corresponded to the Robin Hood myth already; I didn’t need the “look! It’s Little John and Friar Tuck” scene. It came off more like a “you’re too stupid to figure it out so I’ll explain because I’m so smart” scene, instead.

But other than that I have no complaints. It’s extremely exciting, at least, which is more than I can say for the last book I read.

The tea: I have forgone tea once more and dipped into the seductive realm of coffee, once again taken at the wonderful Satellite. It’s just regular coffee, but it’s very good.

Do they go together? Well, no. I’m almost entirely sure there’s no coffee fiends running around Lawhead’s version of England, and I’m not sure Robin Hood would drink coffee even if it was available. It just seems out of character, somehow.

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

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