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Sunday, December 30th, 2012
I’m a tea whore

I admit it. I buy more tea than I can possibly drink and I might not do anything for it, but I will do a fair bit. Anyhow, headed to Portland today with a friend to slip into Teavana. And they were having a 75% off most of their teas sale. Yowza. I’d gone to get some green tea. Ended up with four different teas. Yeah. Then tried to find a B&N nearby to sign stock, but no luck. Did find a B&N at Bridgeport Village and signed there, though they didn’t have much. But at least I got on their radar. Maybe.

Ate a great salad at Sweet Tomatoes, and then came home and walked dogs. In the meantime, the man was subjected entirely to the children. Bwhahahahaha! Ahem. Did I laugh? I don’t know why I would do that.

I also finished Maria Snyder’s Touch of Magic last night. I enjoyed it a fair bit. It’s light fantasy and has a number of anachronisms that I think are deliberate. I liked her ensemble cast and their relationships and I liked the main character–Avry. She was strong and though there was an element of–why didn’t they just talk to each other to straighten things out? It was decently legitimate that they didn’t and everyone made assumptions, which were reasonably natural to do. It’s got some romance, and there is clearly more to come. In fact I downloaded the next book and will start it soon. The third book is probably a ways out on the horizon. I think this one stands alone, though, so if you’re looking for a fast, lighter fantasy with a slight romance, then you should dig in. It begins with some great action and you’re in the thick of it by the second page.

2 comments to “I’m a tea whore”

  1. Adrianne
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     · December 30th, 2012 at 10:36 pm · Link

    I love tea too. Someday I’ll get to Teavana….

    I loved _Blood Winter_ and posted reviews for you on all the usual sites. I hope it sells well for you. I can’t wait to see what you write next.



    • Di Francis
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       · December 31st, 2012 at 11:21 pm · Link

      Thanks so much! Teavana is cool because they let you taste a fair number of teas, but also you can look at and smell teas before you buy, plus make blends. It’s pretty cool.



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