Thursday Tea: September 24 (Pigeon Post)

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: I’ve been really lazy lately and have just been sucking down the Super Irish Breakfast instead of trying something new. On the other hand, it’s finally getting cold enough for drinking tea the entire day through, instead of just in the early morning!

The book: I’ve got books #6-8 of the Swallows and Amazons series but they’re due back at the end of the month and I can’t renew them (interlibrary loan, you see). So I’ve had to put my plans of reading every single Rosemary Sutcliff book my library has and start on book no. 6: Pigeon Post.

Pigeon Post medIt’s alright so far (about 100 pages in). I’m not wild about mining so the adventure isn’t that interesting to me, and for some reason there are a lot more random ellipses in the dialogue than there were in the previous books. It’s really irritating, actually!

I also sort of miss having the Swallows be the really main characters. Pigeon Post has an omniscient narrator so there are POVs of the S’s, A’s, and D’s, which is normally fine but it does get a bit complicated. I suppose I prefer having a book be focused on set of kids (with the others still around, of course, like in Winter Holiday) instead of focusing on all of them at once.

Now that I’ve been a proper Debbie Downer:
Do they go together? Oh sure. The Swallows and Amazons (and D’s) are always drinking loads of tea, morning through evening. I’m sure they’d drink Super Irish Breakfast if they had it!

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

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