The Friday 56

This is my first shot at doing Friday 56, which is a weekly book meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. I’ve seen a few other posts about it and thought it looked cool, so here goes!

Firstly, the rules, for anyone else who wants to join in:


*Grab a book, any book                                                                                  *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.



So I picked Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King, the conclusion to one of my favourite book series, and here’s the quote from page 56:

Gansey was still talking into his phone. “No, traffic is nonexistent unless it’s a bingo night.”

Any else love this series?



If Book Characters were Tea…?

I love tea. It’s one of my favourite things, along with owls and cute-but-utterly-pointless ornaments (seriously though, I think I might need to have a clear out soon).


I also love books, if the existence of this blog wasn’t proof of that already. So, I thought to myself whilst sipping a hot brew of Earl Grey this morning (because I’m basically an 80 year old woman trapped in a teenage body), why not combine them?

But how does that work, you ask? Here’s how – for every type of tea in my kitchen cupboard, I’m going to match it to a book character I like. Simple.


If book characters were tea…

…Gansey from The Raven Cycle would obviously be Mint Tea. Gansey chews so many mint leaves in this book series. So. Many. Mint. Leaves. So this one was a no-brainer. Interesting side-note however, apparently he can’t make tea for “love or money” according to his tea-expert British friend Prof. Mallory. Tragic.

…Magnus Bane from the Mortal Instruments would be Spicy Chai Tea. This tea is vibrant and exotic, and I feel that it matches Magnus’ bold/out-going personality well. And, for me at least, the spicy element of the tea reminded of his sassiness.

…Bronte’s Jane Eyre would probably be Earl Grey tea. A classic for a classic. Also, “Earl” reminded me of all the aristocratic nonsense that Jane witnessed at Thornfield. ‘nough said.

…Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men would be English Breakfast Tea (aka, the normal stuff you can put milk in). The tea that spawned my love of teas. Therefore, I feel it matches the protagonist from the book that spawned my love of fantasy books/reading in general, Tiffany Aching from The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. Also, both are honest and upfront, to the point. A good pair.

…Persephone from The Raven Cycle would be Chamomile Tea. The characters from this series just translate really well into teas, okay? I picked this one because chamomile tea is very calming and Persephone seems to float through life with so much chill that I feel they go well together.

…Inej from Six of Crows would be Mint and Nettle Tea. This tea is sweet whilst also being made from a pain-inducing stinging plant. Inej is sweet whilst also being lethal with her knives/general badassery. Not quite the same thing, but, you know, close?


Any thoughts? What characters remind you of your favourite drinks? Please let me know in the comments!