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Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Tea & Book Pairing: Rooibos with Graceling

Rooibos is a tea that is not always as it seems; a reminder that appearances can be deceiving. Upon first glance, this ochre-colored tea with it’s deep, red palette seems like it would be bursting with robust caffeinated glory. It is however, surprisingly caffeine-free, despite it’s firey color and unique taste. Its defining traits are … Continue reading

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Great Women in History: Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley (1797-1851) was a trailblazer, a fire cracker, and a brilliant writer. The daughter of a suffragette (her mother published one of the earliest books promoting the equal treatment of women and men) and a philosopher, she left her own mark on the world at the bright, young age of 19, when she published The … Continue reading

Fire

Fire

Fire is a book about a strikingly beautiful young woman with the same name. What sets this tale apart from the stereotypical narrative about drop-dead gorgeous heroines is that Fire’s beauty comes with a price. It means she is marked as a monster. She can’t go outside because men and violent creatures who roam her … Continue reading

Graceling

Graceling

Graceling was one of those books that sort of shook me awake. The main character, Katsa, is unexpected: difficult, bristly and demanding. Exactly the types of descriptions I grew up fighting against as a young girl, therefore instantly endearing me to her ‘rough edges’. To an extent she behaves a certain way because it is … Continue reading