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?
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.