Monday, November 14, 2011

What Are You Reading?

Something about this colder weather just makes me want to curl up with a good book.  I found a nice copy of one of my favorite author's works this week at the thrift shop for $1.  Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.    

My green tea is in a Wedgewood cup the pattern is Royal Houses of Britain.

This lantern is from an old railroad. 

What am I actually reading?  I am reading The Sea of Trolls aloud to my younger sons.  Full of Norse legend and Viking berserkers.  Very entertaining for young men and their mother!

In my more peaceful moments I am reading Fifi O'Neill's, Romantic Prairie Style.

What have you been reading?
I will link to these lovely blogs, go and visit:
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thirfty Tuesday  at Coastal Charm 
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at The House in the Roses
2nd Time Around at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words


Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

I'm currently re-reading Two For the Road" by Jane & Michael Stern. It's little scenes of them stopping in restaurants and diners along the road. Easy read, easy to stop and start.

Barb said...

Sherry, lovely post.

I am currently reading Christmas books and cookbooks. Always looking for inspiration and new ideas and new recipes.

Barb ♥

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Sherry,
my first comment disappeared, so I try another one. Your tea vignettes with books remind me, how wonderful it is to have tea with a wonderful book. The upcoming season will give us enough possibilities to enjoy our tea that way. Thank you so much for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I'm reading Walter Satterthwait "Escapade". All through the night....
Have a nice wee,

nannykim said...

Interesting looking books. I have not read the Tess one, nor the others. I am surprised, however, that I did not hear about that one before this time! I had tea cups like that and I gave them away when I downsized. I still have the dishes , however. It is still warm here, in the 70's. But I always feel like reading and tea. Right now I am reading an old Dorthy Sayers mystery and some doctrinal books.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sherry, it sounds like you have a cornucopia of reading material these days! What a lovely way to spend some time; reading a good book and sipping a cup of tea. Thank you for joining me for tea today. Always a pleasure to have you, my friend. Wishing you a delightful week.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

PS~ I forgot to mention, I love your teapot and your pretty transferware teacup! Such a cozy post. My father used to collect lanterns. This one is very nice!

Betty said...

I love to curl up with a good book at this time of the year too, but sad to say I am still in redecorating right now. Can't wait until things get done and than I can read.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Hi Sherry, everything looks so lovely in this post. I remember reading Tess years ago. I am currently reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett.

Snap said...

Lovely post, Sherry. Tea and books just go together -- especially this time of year. Happy Tea Day!

Olive said...

I am reading Kate Atkinson's Case Histories as Joe and I watched the series on PBS and I was fortunate to find three of her novels at Goodbooks our Goodwill fancy bookstore which I love.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh this looks like such a lovely setting to relax and enjoy a cup of tea and read your favorite book or magazine. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

High Street Cottage said...

I try to read the Bible daily, then for fun, I have been catching up on my decor mags. Lots of inspiring ideas, lately I've been looking at flea market finds. Your photos are just gorgeous! I collect transferware and have tons of the reds and whites aren't they darling?

Brenda Pruitt said...

I seem to be lucky these days to get some blogs read!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherry: I love how relaxed feel of this post. Your tea cup is lovely and the reading perfect. Havea wonderful week dear friend, Martha

xinex said...

Your post looks very cozy, Sherry. I love the teacup...Christine

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Goodness Sherry, I saw "Tess" and thought how hard that book was for me to get through! I would need something a whole lot stronger than green tea to get through that book again! It took forever! I am glad you are reading something much more interesting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

That's a favorite pastimes...reading with a cup of tea. I am reading a Joan Aitken called Lady Catherine's Necklace which follows Austen characters and is quite fun...the Catherine being Lady Catherine DeBourg. Lovely post!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a nice post! Perfect for this time of year and our cooler weather. I always have a couple of books going at a time..and right now am reading The Children Of Henry the 8th. A garage sale find.. I come home with books every week. What a great place to find them. Your price for that lovely book is...amazing. Some of the books I buy have not even been read!
I have found the old English so difficult to read..but it's getting easier all the time. Sort of! :)

Terri said...

Sherry, I love your Wedgewood cup! So sweet looking sitting on that lovely piece of textile! Right now I am reading a book called "The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England". It is non fiction, but quite a fun read.

Lara Harris said...


Unknown said...

I am reading Murder in Italy on my Ipad.

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time always do a wonderful job with your posts!

tracy said...

Love old books with a cuppa...
Warming post.

Sarah said...

I'm reading THE OTHER QUEEN by Philippa Gregory. It's the last one in that series. Then I'll be on to her new ones. Your tea cup is beautiful.

Chubby Chieque said...

Cozy and the Wedgewood pieces are to die for.

Happy TTT.

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Sue said...

So relaxing and pretty! I always hate to tell people what I'm reading. I'm a news junkie and I watch lots of CNN etc. during the day. So...when I pick up a book (or my Kindle) at night to read...I read fluff! I like contemporary romance. I'm reading a Debbie Macomber Christmas novel right now!

Unknown said...

I love the table and the story of Tess of the D'Urbervilles,nice post!