This week I'm listening to and reading in print Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. I loved See's earlier novels, Peony in Love and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. Whereas those novels took place in traditional China, Shanghai Girls begins in the 1930s with the Japanese invasion of that country and takes us to San Fransisco and the building of Chinatown. It is interesting to see how May and Pearl change and cope as their comfortable life as Beautiful Girls in Shanghai collapses and they find themselves in arranged marriages and destined to life in America.
The Tea. Oh the irony! I haven't been drinking tea this week -- the week when I'm reading a book in which the characters are drinking tea all the time! I've been sipping espresso in the afternoons instead.
What are you reading or listening to this week? Have your beverage choices changed with the change of seasons?
Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.