Sunday, October 07, 2012

Novel-Tea: Part 14

I finally read another book that I've been meaning to read for years: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. There's something about reading a book that immerses you in another culture that's totally fascinating.


Lily is a young girl growing up in rural China, back when foot binding was a normal thing to do. I had this naive idea that foot binding was just wearing really small shoes so they suffocated the feet to the point where they just didn't have room to grow. Not so much. Brutal practice. Don't Google it (sorry Jenn, I know you warned me).

I highly recommend this book, especially if you liked Memoirs of a Geisha or other books that look at historical cultural issues but also have amazing character development.

Organic Persian Apple by DAVIDsTEA reminds me of an apple cider without the spice. It's one if the new teas from their fall line. I tried it because I love Big Apple so much... and I still like Big Apple more.

Warning: Yes there are pistachios in the tea and they look very enticing sitting in the bottom of your steeper when you've drained the tea. Don't eat them. Trust me. They've absorbed a lot of green tea and you will spit them out.

You have no idea how excited I am for San Francisco! We leave in nine days, and I am just bursting to go shopping. I have a huge reasonable list of items to look for saved in my phone and a new LBD is near the top. I found this one on-line from bebe:


Sorry it's so small.... when I tried to make the picture bigger, it was all grainy. Trust me, it's super cute. It's actually on sale now, and I bet it will be gone before I get my hands on it. There are only two left on the website. Sigh.

Hope all my Canadian readers are having a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Glitterary Girl

1 comment:

Always Maylee said...

Oh thanks for introducing me to that book, I'll have to check it out!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee