Thursday, May 9, 2013

Tea time in Castelgard

Constantly a fan of old, it took me 2013 to start reading Michael Crichton's Timeline. Published by Frederick in 1999, the book talks of going back hundreds of years; of knights and castles, an ancient language, lords and ladies, sword battles - there's my appetite for medieval history.

The story deals with modern machinery to get a glimpse of the old world. That's my cue not to lose touch with reality. High-cost technology is woven into the plot. There's a tournament in Castelgard. A rogue knight threatens to marry Lady Claire by force to save himself from bankruptcy. I need to make sure my own finances are in order after that spontaneous island vacation I did two weeks ago. Things seem manageable. I bought the paperback for just 68 cents. Contrasts keep life interesting, don't they?

So tea time into a tour back in time.

And joy is accompanying the read with a white chocolate macadamia moist cake paired with a cup of earl grey. I love chocolate drinks, hot or cold, but I take care not to have the same flavor in both pastry and drink. What kind of drink do you usually have with cake or while reading?


  1. I haven't read any of his books but this one sounds interesting. My favorite beverage would be coffee, black & hot!

  2. What joy ! A book, some cake and your favorite beverage ! Yummm!
    I used to love a glass of cold milk when I was younger but now, a cup of rooibos would fit the bill !
    Happy Thursday ! In-Joy !

  3. Enjoyed having tea. Such a lovely place to visit! Cathy

  4. Tea! I love Earl Grey when I have pancakes and maple syrup but drink Winey Keemun with cake. Happy reading!

  5. i usually pair cake or any pastry with coffee--not so fond of tea. although lately, i've started drinking ginger tea after dinner. while reading, i prefer tortillas with salsa, or bread sticks with dip, and peanuts!:p

  6. I love to read and buy most of my books thrifting. Earl Grey is my fav tea and any kind of yummy cookies will make me happy while I read Thanks for joining TTF!


  7. i still have to read that book; have that in my kindle for months yummy pairing! my recent fave tea is mojito green tea, which i usually pair with a simple chiffon cake. :)

    thanks so much for taking the time to share and link over at Food Friday, sis
    have a great weekend!

  8. Wonderful shots of enjoyable tea times :)

  9. Inviting photos ~ tea time, cakes and a good book ~ Wonderful! 'So many books, so little time.
    Enjoy ^_^

  10. Reading is one of my most favorite hobbies. Thanks for playing; I've missed you.

    Happy Blue Monday, Hazel.

  11. Such a good tip on the book. I love chocolate too and this looks so yummy.

  12. Sounds like a great book. Never read any of his books. I played too. Mine are here and here.



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