This week I'm listening to Sweeping up Glass by Carolyn Wall. I'm not quite halfway through, but I'm captivated by this novel. The characters have invaded my thoughts.
Olivia Harker Cross has not had an easy life, but not many have in her small Kentucky town. As the Depression hits, she finds herself with little money and much responsibility: a mentally ill mother to take care of, a grandson to raise, and a failing grocery store to run. And now she is hearing gunshots up on Big Foley Mountain, where her grandfather's prized, but wild, Alaska silver wolves live.
The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio's decaf apricot green tea. I often drink decaf tea in the afternoon when I've had just a bit too much coffee in morning. This week's tea is green tea subtly flavored with apricot. I was disappointed to find that I can't really detect a fruity flavor, but perhaps I'm not steeping it long enough. On the other hand, the green tea itself is good. As always, I drink it without milk or sugar.
The Assessment. Olivia does drink tea, but I'm sure that she is drinking a basic black tea from a common manufacturer, like Lipton. I wonder if anyone in Olivia's town has even heard of decaf apricot green tea. I'm sure they'd be shaking their heads at the thought.
What's on your reading list this week? And what's in that mug or glass?
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.
Source: Bought (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.