14 January 2010

Thursday Tea: Genesis by Bernard Beckett

I just started listening to Genesis by Bernard Beckett, a short dystopian novel.

Anax hopes to be admitted into the Academy, the governing body of her island society. The book opens as she begins her admittance examination, a full day of questions posed by a committee of three officials. Anax's specialty is history and, in particular, the story of Adam Forde, a rebel who lived in the mid-twenty-first century. Through her words, we learn of the plagues and wars that led to the unraveling of our own world.

I am not far enough long to know whether she is admitted into the Academy or to have a clear idea of might happen.

The Tea. I'm drinking Harney & Son's Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea. Oh.My.God. This tea is fabulous. If you are a cinnamon fan or like red-hot cinnamon candies, you will love it. Here's the company's description: "medium-bodied black tea . . . naturally sweetened to perfection by a blend of cinnamons, orange, and sweet cloves. The remarkably assertive tea effuses a hot spicy aroma and sets off miniature fireworks on the tongue that'll have you exclaim WOW!" This tea may become a staple in my house.

The Assessment. I don't have a full picture of Anax's life, but I bet there isn't much tea drinking going on in her postapocalyptic world. If anyone is drinking tea, he or she is unlikely to be sipping something this yummy.

Are you reading anything good this week? Have you discovered anything new to pour into your mug or glass?

Genesis at Powell's
Genesis at Amazon
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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: Borrowed (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.

20 comments:

Lenore 1/14/10, 7:09 AM  

I read this one, and I agree that they are unlikely to be drinking tea - LOL!

Nise' 1/14/10, 10:35 AM  

I love those red hot cinnamon candies! I will have to try and find this tea!

Jenn 1/14/10, 10:42 AM  

I'm posting my review for this book tomorrow. I'm looking forward to your review of it to see what you thought about it.

Heather J. 1/14/10, 11:04 AM  

I really want to read this one - hopefully you'll be telling me that it is worth it!

Nely 1/14/10, 11:27 AM  

I recently read Genesis. For such a short novel it certainly has spunk. Hope you enjoy it.

♥Nely

Sandy Nawrot 1/14/10, 11:40 AM  

The book sounds fabulous, and so does the tea. I'm still sitting here drinking this herbal junk. Sweet Wild Orange I think its called. I know it sounds good, but its really not at this point!

thekoolaidmom 1/14/10, 1:18 PM  

Ooh! This sounds like just my kind of book. I love dystopia!

I'll pass on the tea, though. Not a big fan of cinnamon.

stacybuckeye 1/14/10, 1:46 PM  

I have some cinnamon spice tea. Maybe I should go brew a cup.

bermudaonion 1/14/10, 1:46 PM  

That sounds like a tea for me - I love red hots candy!

Julie P. 1/14/10, 2:45 PM  

I need that tea! Going to check B&N.

Lynda 1/14/10, 4:23 PM  

This tea sounds yummy
Sorry, but I'm drinking hot chocolate tonight...you'll see why!
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2010/01/thursday-tea_14.html

Melody 1/14/10, 6:45 PM  

Sounds like an intriguing read! I look forward to your review soon.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 1/14/10, 7:29 PM  

I'm afraid that this week the tea sounds better than the book - to me. Hope it's better for you.

Michelle 1/14/10, 9:50 PM  

That tea definitely sounds interesting, although I'm not a fan of those red hot candies. It sounds delicious as tea though. I'll have to check it out!

Whitney 1/14/10, 11:03 PM  

I love the description of the tea, I shall have to check it out!

Nicole, The Book Lover 1/14/10, 11:18 PM  

Another wonderful review!
I would like to present you with the Honest Scrap Award!
http://bookywooks.blogspot.com/2010/01/honest-scrap-award.html

KyleeJ 1/15/10, 8:35 AM  

I have peeking in at that website since I saw you and (I think) Julie (bookingmama) talking about it on Twitter awhile back. The Hot Cinnamon Spice was one of the first I put on my (now very long) WishList.

Will stay tuned to see how this book goes for you. =)

Sheila (Bookjourney) 1/15/10, 1:42 PM  

Sounds interesting - and I think listening to it would add to this particular book.

Michelle 1/16/10, 4:23 PM  

This is one of those books I read forever ago that is still in my pile of books I need to write reviews about. I love that more and more people are reading it because it was such an interesting and dynamic book. I found it to be quite thought provoking.

The1stdaughter 1/17/10, 10:15 PM  

I am almost completely skipping your review because I am picking up the book this week and don't want to know anything about it. I can't wait to discuss it!

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