Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness

Please raise a hand if you haven’t read the All Soul’s Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. Ok, now for those who haven’t read this incredible, outstanding trilogy, you need to read it, like yesterday. If you’re interested in reading my review for the trilogy you can do so here, there is a warning at the end that there are a bit of spoilers regarding the final book in the trilogy so be sure not to read that part if you don’t want to be spoiled.

When I began reading A Discovery of Witches in June 2011, I was completely enraptured by the story. My entire summer became consumed with Matthew and Diana, I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to the series. Can you imagine Richard Armitage as Matthew? Swooooooon. When I read that Harkness was writing a spin-off series? Stand alone? All about Matthew’s son, Marcus Whitmore, I screamed in excitement. Continue reading “Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness”

Diana Bishop Tea

“I fixed my eyes on the sugar. He handed it to me. I put precisely half a teaspoon of sugar and half a cup of milk into my tea. This was just how I liked it- black as tar, a hint of sugar to cut the edge off the bitterness, then enough milk to make it look less like stew. This done, I stirred the concoction clockwise. As soon as experience told me it wouldn’t burn my tongue, I took a sip. Perfect.”

The highly anticipated companion novel, The World of All Souls, was finally released. Its contents include a plethora of facts, tidbits, and recipes from the trilogy. Just imagine taking everything you can dig up regarding the All Souls Trilogy from Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google searches and interviews PLUS an intimate look inside the mind of author Deborah Harkness. Well, that is exactly what The World of All Souls is. I really did love the series and while I typically reread it every year I didn’t last year so as I began to read this new release I steadily became more reinvigorated with the series.

My copy of A Discovery of Witches was so extremely marked up with notes and highlights but unfortunately, I lost all of my markups when the Sony Reader store dismantled and users were invited to merge their existing libraries with Kobo. I had already made the move to Nook but was using the Sony Reader app to access those books. Of the markups a lot of those notes regarded food. I may have even highlighted everything concerning Diana and food because it all sounded so damn delicious (I swear I should be English.) Her tea consumption was especially interesting to me as I am an avid tea drinker. The ritual and history of tea have always fascinated me. I even own several books on the history of tea. Being the curious person that I am, I’m intrigued by how people take their tea. Fictional character or not, Diana Bishop is no exception. Continue reading “Diana Bishop Tea”

All Souls Trilogy


 

Ahh I was so excited for this release after waiting 2 years for Matthew & Diana’s enthralling story to come to a close. I was so sad that it was goodbye but obviously I was way more psyched than sad. Before I hop into a review for Deborah Harkness’ third installment of the AllSouls Trilogy, The Book of Life, I’ll give you a little background on my first encounter with the series.

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