Thursday Tea: October 15 (Candle Man)

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 tea: Actually, seeing as I’m now on my fall break and only just woke up, I’m drinking coffee! I love coffee. It’s so delicious. I used to put tons of flavored creamer into it, but now I just put some half and half and it’s great.

Plus, you know, it keeps me awake enough to do blog posts.

Candle Man #1The book: I’m actually being responsible for once and reading a review book! Oh yes! It’s Candle Man, Book One: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance by Glenn Dakin, and I’m enjoying it a lot. The back of the book compares it to the Percy Jackson books and the Septimus Heap books, but it’s not really like them, I think. It reminds me more of The Mysterious Benedict Society, but a little bit funnier (and shorter).

Here’s a summary of it:

Murder, mystery, and adventure aren’t your typical birthday presents . . .

But for Theo, anything that breaks up his ordinary routine is the perfect gift.

A mysterious “illness” and Theo’s guardians force him into a life indoors, where gloves must be worn and daily medical treatments are the norm. When Theo discovers a suspicious package on his birthday, one person from the past will unlock the secret behind Theo’s “illness” and change his life forever.

Molded into an exhilarating steampunk adventure that gives birth to the next great fantasy hero, Theo Wickland, Candle Man: The Society of Unrelenting Vigilance is the first book in a trilogy by debut author Glenn Dakin.

It’s not really steampunk, but whatever.

Do they go together? Does coffee NOT go with anything? Plus, some of the characters were totally drinking coffee in Candle Man. I think that proves coffee goes with it.

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

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