Monday, March 26, 2012

Current Reads, Mailed Books and Tea Time

Hi everyone!

Happy Monday! Time seems so fast nowadays. Sometimes I catch myself staring at my calendar, not fully accepting that March is almost finished.

Just two weeks ago I started reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss and it is just, for a lack of better word... AMAZING. No wonder I had this book on my wishlist for so long, about 3 years now.  It is almost magical without all that strange-world feel. It was so real and was so heartfelt and it moved my heart and mind, making me think that love defies the convention of time and age. If I can, I'd like to review it and give my impression of it. If I could only find the time...

A snap of yours truly thick in the busy plot of The History of Love
I finished the whole book at Starbucks while my companions were busy discussing our next short film venture. If you don't know yet, we have a small videography group comprised of 5 people including myself. I would like to ask for your support, please drop by our Facebook page, SolidBlack Videos!

In other news, during this month I received some mailed books sent to me by both 3L Publishing and HarperCollins Publishers which put me on the juggle since I am currently reading The Crazed by Ha Jin and my recent acquisition from the Reader's Circle, The Stanger by Albert Camus.

Here are the photos of the books (my gosh I love getting book packages!)

Between All The Flowers in Shanghai, California Girl Chronicles, and Gossip, on top of my other two current reads that's a lot of books to juggle! Hahahaha. But I don't hear any younguns' complainin' roun these parts, no siree bob! I think these books may be vastly different from each other but that's the beauty of reading. You're not tied to a single world, you're a traveler of an alternate universe!

Speaking of another world, I have shared some lovely time during the weekend with Mike sipping tea, in our imaginary farm, with all the small clouds and bright sun and the presence of a chicken. Whenever we have free time he would just go to our house and I prepare tea for him.

His father brought some biscuits for us the other day so I got that out and we shared it during tea time.

Aside from coffee, I think this drink can be beautifully paired as one reads a book. There are a lot of benefits that you can get from drinking tea. I love yellow tea the most, and oolong as well. Drinking tea dates back to ancient Eastern traditions, and it is usually drunk to enhance alertness and inner peace.

If you're not drinking tea yet, I encourage you to! There's nothing like good health and a bright mind to get you through the muddle that is life.

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