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Afternoon Tea: Chatter of the Week, 17-Feb-19

Welcome back to my ‘weekend update’ post!


Inspired by my love of formal afternoon tea where all the catching-ups, gossips, and giggles are had. I enjoy having tea alone with a good book, but I always look forward to afternoon tea with my mom and sister as we have the absolute best time together! 

Here you’ll find what I finished reading within the past week, what I added to my GR TBR, what I posted on my blog, and what I’ve found interesting to read on other blogs.



{Almost} Finished Reading


A Treacherous Curse
Veronica Speedwell, Book 3
By Deanna Raybourn



I hope to finish this wonderful installment of the Veronica Speedwell mysteries today! The characters, pacing, and mystery of each book is so captivating. I can’t get enough of the banter between Veronica and Stoker! 💕 Book 3 incorporates Egyptology and has reminded me that I really need to pick up the Amelia Peabody mysteries by Elizabeth Peters!! I was recommended them by my aunt (a university librarian) in 2015 and I have no excuse for not picking them up yet…



Added to my TBR

~ One can never get carried away! 🙃 ~



Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger


Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry


Witchmark by C.L. Polk


Immoral Code by Lillian Clark


A Swirl of Ocean by Melissa Sarno




Just For Clicks by Kara McDowell


Meet Cute by Helena Hunting


Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn


I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest




I swear there are gremlins on my Goodreads account as I would have bet an entire cheesecake (I always bet desserts) that these five titles have already been sitting on my TBR for ages… At least they’re on there now!! Whew!


Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins


Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch


Save the Date by Morgan Matson



On the Blog


TTT: Favorite Bookish OTPs


Tine’s for the Rest of Us



Posts of the Week


Both Devour Your TBR and Dragons & Tea Book Club have announcement posts up for March! I’m waiting in the queue at the library for the D&T pick but I have to think about which tome I feel like reading for Monstrous March… I’ll be stalking you, my kindle backlog!! Keep an eye out for my post when I decide! 👀


Monstrous March by Kathy @ Books and Munches


Dragons & Tea Book Club March Pick by Melanie @ Mel to the Any & Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills




Here’s some fun posts for all the romantics at heart! (Yup, you can still love rom-coms and romances no matter your stance on Valentine’s!! 😈)


The Ultimate YA Romance Recommendation List by Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads


In Defense of Trashy Romance by Lauren @ Northern Plunder


Shortcuts to Love in YA by Briana @ Pages Unbound




The following posts are important reminders that mental health matters and self-care should always be a priority in every booknerd’s life!


Mental Health as a Book Blogger by Allie @ Allie Reads


Why Taking Reading Breaks Can Be a Good Idea by Lydia Schoch




This ‘weekent update’ wouldn’t be complete without shouting out to a couple audiobook lovers whose informative posts are great at guiding newbies (as well as anyone stuck in a slump) how to navigate the audio world of books!


What to Do When You Struggle with Audiobooks by Eline @ Lovely Audiobooks


Revisiting Audible by Mackenzie @ Lit Lemon Books




What did you read last week? What are you currently reading or hope to start this week? What did you add to your TBR that you’re most excited to pick up?

Let’s Chat!

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