Thursday, 15 November 2012

Books + Tea

     So it's the weekend! Well not technically, it is a Thursday, but for all the students at my school it basically is. We have a day off tomorrow for "Professional Development/Activity", which means kids get to stay home and sleep while the teachers have to stay at school and do boring stuff.
     And for this long weekend, alongside basketball and homework I plan to get a lot of reading done which will lead to a lot of tea. Everyone knows tea and books go hand in hand. I have been reading this really exciting book all week but haven't had enough time to finish it, only stealing a couple dozen pages a night before collapsing into sleep. But with three whole days of "me time" I'll finally get to the end of this intense 500 page novel.
     But I want to know, is it just me who feels this way about reading and tea? Does anyone else feel the extreme comfort of curling up with a book in one hand and a mug of warm tea in the other? To me it's something to look forward to, a few hours of blankets, pillows, words and a steaming beverage. I just love glancing over the mug's rim at the printed words, closing my eyes and swallowing my sip at the really good parts. It makes me smile just imagining it. It is the the simple pleasures that truly get you.
    For those that are wondering, the book I'm reading is the first of the popular teen trilogy "Divergent", it's so good and I definitely recommend it!


"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." - C.S. Lewis.


  1. Hi Sarah!
    Incidentally, I did post a comment the other day but for some reason it showed up as a comment on your Nov. 1 post. Regardless, it is there.
    I just read this post - It is so true. Curling up with a cup of tea and a good book is the best thing, especially on a rainy day! I hope you get through Divergent (you will have to let me know if you liked it) and you have lots of sips of tea this weekend. Keep up the great posts. :) Ms. Morton

  2. Hi Sarah!
    I hope you get this comment. I wish I had seen this earlier. I was at Lapointe's Restaurant in the market yesterday and I realized that they had a tea and food pairing menu which was connected to the Ottawa Tea Festival at the Ottawa Convention Centre this past weekend. Did you happen to go? I looked it up and it looked fun - here are the links. If you didn't go, you should definitely aim for next year and see what establishments in the city are promoting it with their own tea and food menus. Just thought of you on this past dreary Sunday and hoped that you knew about this festival.
    Keep Posting as you do such a good job. Ms. Morton
    P.S. I brought a copy of the menu for the tea and food pairing in case you wanted to see it. Stop by.