Thursday Tea: September 3 (The Last Camel Died At Noon)

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: Still drinking Orange Spice tea. I left it brewing a bit longer than last week and that gave it a real kick, which is quite lovely in the morning.

Amelia 6The book: I only just started it on the bus this morning, but I’m currently reading The Last Camel Died At Noon (Amelia Peabody book no. six). I was going to continue reading March to the Sea (sequel to March Upcountry), but then I realized I have all these library books that are going to be Due Soon. And since I’m trying not to renew fifty times in a row like I did in July: Amelia Peabody.

I really liked book five but I’ve heard some things about book six that made me worry. But then, I didn’t really like book no. four either and I still read it, so I was sure this one wouldn’t be too bad. And, 52 pages in, I have to say that I was correct. It’s a little iffy on the historical accuracy part, but I think that fits in with the time setting (and the character, who can be really patriotic when she wants). The language is more romantic and flowery than the other books, but I think that was intentional as it’s a satire of Henry Rider Haggard novels (I haven’t read any, but I expect they are flowery and romantic as well).

Luckily the humor is still there, and I nearly choked myself on the bus trying not to laugh out loud (I settled for grinning maniacally instead). I think The Last Camel Died At Noon and I will continue getting along well enough.

Do they go together? I suppose I could make some comparison to the tea’s spiciness and Amelia’s spiciness, but I don’t want to. Make your own comparisons instead! How do you think Orange Spice tea and Amelia Peabody go together?

What are you drinking/reading this Thursday?

0 thoughts on “Thursday Tea: September 3 (The Last Camel Died At Noon)”

  1. I’m glad you’re enjoying Amelia still. I have to be really really in the right mood to read this one – but it’s so funny to read straight away after reading a Haggard novel. 😛

  2. I think they go together — if I remember correctly, the Peabody’s drink a lot of tea. Probably not orange tea (I bet it’s something more traditional like Earl Grey), but still close 🙂

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