I am now listening to the long-awaited An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, the latest in her Outlander series. The audio is 46 hours long, so I may be with this book for a while or I may stop listening and read the last half in print. If you are worried about minor spoilers for the series, stop reading now and skip to the tea!
Our favorite Highlander-time traveler couple are back in fine form in this novel, along with new and familiar characters. It is 1776, and the Declaration of Independence has been signed, sealed, and delivered. Red Coats are in America, and Jamie and Claire must decide which side they are going to be on and whether to stay in America or return to Scotland. As always the fantastic Davina Porter is reading the novel; I could listen to her talk forever. All in all, a heavenly experience!
The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio Tea's Ceylon sontata, which the company describes as "bright and lively, with a wonderfully delicate flavor. . . . The perfect afternoon tea." I do happen to be drinking it in the afternoon and it is perfect on these chilly fall days. As always, I drink it black only moderately strong.
The Assessment. So far in An Echo in the Bone, I've spent fall, winter, and early spring with Claire, Jamie, and gang. They are British and Scottish and they like their tea. I think they would approve, although I'm not sure they would have been able to get their hand on Ceylon tea in the backwoods of South Carolina in the eighteenth century!
What's on your reading list this week? Do you have any suggestions for historical fiction that takes place during the American revolution?
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.
FTC: Source: bought (for all disclosures, see my review policy).