The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Yay, I received The Liebster Award! I was nominated by Cherelle from Reading in peace – who you should all go visit and shower with love 🙂

The idea behind the award is to give new and upcoming bloggers the opportunity to build their community and get to know one another. It’s the perfect way to meet new people and let them find out some interesting facts about you.

Here’s some rules:
1. Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer;
2. Nominate some other bloggers!
3. Let them know!

Underneath the ‘Continue Reading’ link you will find my answers to the questions Cherelle asked, the people I have nominated and the exciting questions I have thought to ask.


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Poison Study – Maria V. Snyder

Poison StudyFormat: Paperback
Publisher: MIRA Books
Series: The Chronicles of Ixia
Pages: 409

Rating: 2/5

The Blurb

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear.

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Time for Tea!

A fancy package arrived on my doorstep this morning and of course, I was very excited. What’s inside I hear you say? Well, just take a look below!


It’s some Tea! I ordered some amazing sample packs of Popcorn, Chocolate Flakes and Matcha from the guys and girls over at Teapigs. They even sent me an Earl Grey sample, which I’m currently enjoying as I sit and type this post!

For those of you that don’t know, Teapigs is a great and ethical Tea company that believe in providing high quality products that not only taste amazing, but make you feel good, too. Oh and did I mention that they love drinking tea?

You can find out more at or follow them on Twitter at @teapigs. Go on, show them some love.

Popcorn/Chocolate Tea

Just look how cute the little boxes of Tea are? I’m definitely going to keep them and find a place to show them off.

What’s your favourite flavour of Tea?

P.S. I love you – Cecelia Ahern

ps-i-love-youFormat: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Pages: 503

Rating: 5/5

The Blurb

What would you do if someone you loved left you so suddenly?

After the passing of her husband, Gerry, life is difficult for Holly and many unwanted fears rear their ugly head. Receiving a series of thoughtful letters springs Holly into contentment and helps her deal with everyday life.

A thoughtful novel about loss, love and friendship.

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The book blogger community

I’m very excited to announce that my first book review will be posted tomorrow at 7pm, GMT. I bet you can’t wait? 🙂

I would just like to say a very big thank you to each and everyone of you that has welcomed me into the book blogging community. When I first thought about starting a blog I never considered that I would make so many good friends in such a short period of time and for that I’m very grateful.

I would especially like to thank Emma from Emma Is Writing for all she has done for me. It’s thanks to her that many of you (equally amazing) fellow bloggers have spoke to me on Twitter and generally opened your arms and welcomed me into the community. It’s hard to express how overwhelmed I am feeling right now.

Thank you to each and everyone of you and here’s to the future!

Welcome to a Book & Tea

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘a book and tea’ a book blog written by a female from the UK.

As you can tell, I like doing two things – drinking tea and reading books. So, what better way to combine the two and share my thoughts with all you lovely lot.

This blog was created to share the books I’m reading, some reviews I’ve written and to make some new friends who share the same interests.

Why not join me in a quick celebratory cheer – Hoorah!

In the meantime you can follow me on @abookandtea