My 10 Tea-Time Books for 2016 include a few classics, biographies, & a guilty pleasure.
Since this is the month of love (& my birthday month), I thought I would share a few of my loves with you!
As a child I read nonstop & that is not an exaggeration. I read so much that my parents would ground me from reading, mainly because reading was what would get me into trouble.
Yes, I’m a bit of a book nerd.
I would often read well into the night (sometimes all night), even on school nights. Instead of doing my chores I use to hide & read, which was mainly why I would get into trouble. I was constantly grounded & having my books taken away from me as punishment.
It was painful!
Eventually I got smart & figured out that my parents couldn’t (or wouldn’t) ground me from reading my Bible, so when I wasn’t hiding & reading the classics (like A Midsummer Night’s Dream) I would sit out in the open & read my Bible. Smart right?
You would think that eventually I would learn to control my reading binges, but I haven’t. Even Roger has hidden books from me over the years.
But that’s ok, I still love him.
Even though my reading binges can become so drastic that I do nothing but read for days, there are times that I have reading dry spells. [Insert gasp here.]
There are two things that can happen after I finish a book, either I immediately pick up another book to keep me from going into an overly dramatic depression from the last book ending, or I feel no book can ever compare to the one I just finished so I won’t pick up another book for fear it won’t be good enough.
Which is when a reading dry spell begins.
This year I am going to attempt to find a balance between my reading dry spells & reading binges. I decided that the best way to do this was to incorporate my reading time with my daily tea-time. Which is why I’m so glad I had this opportunity to partner with Lipton Tea because it gave me the perfect reason to share my reading goals with you for 2016!
While I usually drink my herbal tea’s hot, Lipton’s Peach Mango Tea is absolutely delicious when chilled over ice. I especially love that Lipton’s herbal tea blends are combined with real ingredients to awaken the senses. The flavors are bright & beautiful!
I haven’t tried Lipton’s Cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea over ice, but it does have a light fresh taste as a warm beverage.
Since I like all of my beverages to be a little extra sweet I decided to do the same for my cup of Lipton’s Darling English Breakfast Black Tea, which has a very bold aroma & unique flavor. Once steeped I poured it over ice & added a little creamer. I think it may be my new favorite, especially because it has just the right amount of caffeine to boost my energy in the morning!
I’ll admit it, I am now addicted to Lipton’s Darling English Breakfast Black Tea!
Who would’ve guessed that black tea would become my morning tea of choice!?
Now to be truthful, I drink tea more than one time a day. I drink one cup of tea in the morning during my daily devotions & one in the afternoon. And while I don’t always sit & relax while drinking my second cup of tea, I am going to try & make an effort to start taking this 30-45 minute afternoon tea-time to read.
This way I will be allotting myself reading time 2-3 times a day & hopefully that will keep me from the reading binges & dry spells.
My 10 Tea-Time Books for 2016
1. Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Queen Isabella by Alison Weir
4. Paper Towns by John Green
5. The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
6. Too Small to Ignore by Dr. Wess Stafford
7. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
8. Belle by Paula Byrne
9. The Mary Poppins Collection by P. L. Travers
10. The Bible
So in the morning I will read the Bible with Lipton’s Darling English Breakfast Black Tea, in the afternoon I will read biographies, classics, & my guilty pleasures (YA books like Paper Towns) with Lipton’s Peach Mango Tea, & in the evenings I will read a few of the other classics to Roger (such as Peter Pan or Gulliver’s Travels) with whichever flavor I am craving most!
What do you think? Does that sound balanced?
If you are looking for some new flavors to liven up your tea-time you can check out the full line-up of Lipton Green, Black, and Herbal tea flavors here. There is also a Lipton Tea coupon for you here!
With love, G
Love the Lord your God with all your heart
& with all your soul & with all your strength.
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.