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: I just started Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian, and I’m not entirely sure I like it. My most favorite Napoleonic era naval series is, of course, Horatio Hornblower, and anything else I read must be compared to that. Master and Commander isn’t bad (I’m about 90 pages in), but I don’t like Jack Aubrey or Stephen Maturin as much as I like Horatio H. and William Bush. Maybe Aubrey and Maturin are too realistic– I think I prefer naval captains (and lieutenants, midshipmen, etc) to be idealistic and unbloated from too much drinking and too much meat.
But I’ll keep reading it until I get bored. Maybe a battle is coming up soon?
The tea: Acutally, I didn’t have tea this morning, but a cup of coffee at Satellite Coffee. Satellite is a local coffee place, and though it’s a little expensive it makes me feel better to be drinking coffee there than at Starbucks, however much I love Starbucks’ egg nog lattes. It’s good to support local places! Plus Satellite’s stuff is all freshly ground/brewed/made, even the pastries, and it’s delicious. I had a blueberry scone (seen in photo to the left) and I’m STUFFED. I’m definitely going back whenever I can afford it.
Do they go together? The blueberry of my scone matches the blueberry color of their navy coats?
But, seriously, they drink quite a few cups of coffee in Master and Commander, though I don’t know if it’s organic or free-trade or what. Mine and their’s goes well enough together, whatever kind of coffee they’re drinking.
What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?