30-Day Challenge, Books, Tea, The Book Life

Once Upon A Tea Time

Once upon a tea time/ Bookended

Once upon a tea time is how the best of stories start. When I start talking about how teatime and books are a match made in heaven, I may repeat some of what I said in this post. Today’s book photography prompt is to photograph that match made in heaven, tea and books. I’m from India and growing up, the women of my family came together to drink tea. It was always around 4PM everyday and…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Nonfiction, Tea

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings by Courtney Allison

French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings by Courtney Allison/30-Day Book photography challenge/ Day 1: Nostalgia/Bookended

This is the first entry (Day1) for the 30-day book photography challenge and the theme for today’s post is Nostalgia. The book that I’ve chosen is the French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings by Courtney Allison. This is a beautiful coffee table book that shares styling and ideas for gathering with family and friends, from intimate backyard tête-à-têtes to larger social occasions. I bought this book last month as a birthday gift to myself and I love…

A Writer's Journey, Books, Fiction, Tea, The Book Life

The Book Life, August Edition

The Book Life, August Edition/ Bookended

I hope you and your family are doing well. Welcome to The Book Life, a type of post that I’m hoping to be more regular with. It talks about how things are going but from a reader’s perspective. It’s August and I think it’s fair to say that we’ve all gotten used to a new way of living. I’m a biologist and to me, the shelter in place has felt like an incubation reaction: we’re forced…

Books, Fiction, Tea, The Book Life

The Romance Of Book Clubs

Book clubs/

It’s a lovely May afternoon as I sit down to type, one of those beautiful, sunny California days when the air is filled with the honeyed perfume of roses. It’s a perfect Sunday afternoon for a book club to meet: lots of cups of tea or glasses of wine, a slice of cake or two, and conversations about books that invariably lead to an exchange of stories about our lives. Of course, we are currently sheltering…

Books, Judge A Book By Its Cover, Tea

Afternoon Tea (Judge A Book By Its Cover, #3)

Afternoon tea at home/

We are back to looking at the cover of a book and deciding that we just have to have it! Read the complete introduction to this series here or you may just want the abbreviated version: You may have heard the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover, an admonishment to not let surface appearances sway you. Take the time to read the book, delve beneath the surface, and find what message lies within its…