The book: I’m doing the Classics Circuit this month, which is focused on pre-1840 gothic lit. I’ve decided to read The Devil’s Elixir, which so far is pretty good. The copy I have is two volumes, which initially threw me for a loop– I don’t have much time to read it before my post is due!– but the volumes turned out to be really short, so that’s okay.
So far it’s started off in that “let me tell you about my life before the important bits of this story happened,” which is a bit boring, but fine.
The tea: The nice thing about having deep cupboards is that you can hide a lot of tea in them and then forget you ever put them in there. I’d bought a set of three different teas a few years ago, with Earl Grey, English Breakfast, and Queen’s Breakfast. The QB tea was disgusting, so I threw it out. I don’t know what happened to the Earl Grey. But the English Breakfast was in a cupboard and it was unopened! So I can put off buying more tea for another few months. Yay!
Do they go together? Why not, eh? They can go together if I want them to. I suppose because ETA Hoffman was German I should be drinking something more German-ish, but I don’t have any German teas, so there.
Other tea drinkers
Demijel is reading Stealing Jenny by Ellen Gable and drinking hot chocolate!
(Leave a link to your TT post in the comments and I’ll add you to the tea drinkers list!)