Month: July 2018

S2E14: We like big books and we cannot lie

S2E14: We like big books and we cannot lie

What We Are Reading

This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. This 500 page book has been on our radar for a while. It was a Top 10 Book of 2017 for New York Times as well as a National Book Award Finalist.  This book was picked to fulfill the 2018 Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge category of a book that is 500 pages or more. Pachinko is sweeping historical fiction family saga tarts in the 1940’s and covers four generations of a Korean family living in Japan.

What We Are Drinking

During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori drink Blue Suede Tea.  The tea maker is Birch Fine Teas and it was in our Sipsby box. It turns an amazing blue green color and is tasty to boot!  This green tea based blend tastes like cake batter to Cori and burnt caramel to Kyrie. You should totally try Sipsby. They provide you with four teas to try, a reusable muslin tea bag, and disposable bags (amounting to 45 cups of tea). Head over to Sipsby to fill out a profile AND get $5 off your first box!

Fundraising Request

Visit our GoFundMe site to learn how you can support our ongoing costs and operations as we head into year two.  Thank you to all that have donated so far. You rock!

Coming Up Next Week

We’re doing our fun Summer Series to celebrate our one year anniversary of podcasting! We are having tea with Heather, the owner of Flagstaff Tea Company, where she will provide us some history on tea, what made her decide to own a tea shop, as well as tell us what’s helpful for tea reviews. Heather is also graciously serving us a chai tea flight, so stay tuned to hear about the tea and the Flagstaff Tea Company! Note: Because we will be recording in her tea shop, the sound might not be as great, but this is what live recordings is all about people! So enjoy it!

S2E13: Summer Reading

S2E13: Summer Reading

This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss summer reads, as well as what the definition of a summer read is.

Tea Time

During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori drink Plum Deluxe’s Evening in the Garden Herbal Tea, which is deliciously light, sweet, and a bit flowery. The tea itself is BEAUTIFUL, and you can see pieces of rose, elderberry, lemon… It’s a beautiful color combination (see picture below).

What we are talking about

Kyrie’s pick, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid goes in and out of past and present as a journalist writes Evelyn’s biography to be published once she dies. However, it’s a tumultuous journey of ups and downs, love and hate, heterosexual love and same sex love, pain and glory… it really is a fast, quick, summer read. There are some HUUUUUUGE  shockers in the story and man oh man, Kyrie just gobbled it all up and finished it in a day.

Cori’s selection, Hey Ladies! The Story of 8 Best Friends, 1 Year, and Way, Way Too Many Emails by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss is your typical girl read–how many of us have sent emails to our girlfriends with the greeting “Hey Ladies!”  It is a unique format in that it is told through emails and texts. Although fluffy and bit over the top with drama, it still is relatable and relevant when you start thinking about all the friendships in your life and how y’all communicate with each other.  Again, a super quick and easy read.


Our Sponsor this week is… Books and Tea Podcast! Head over to Kyrie and Cori’s GoFundMe page to donate to your two favourite podcasters to help them with their operating cost. They run a tight ship, but it still costs money to have a website, buy tea, and books, and the general maintenance of maintaining this business of theirs!

Other Books Mentioned

Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire
Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

Coming Up Next Week

We are checking another one off the Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge – a book of 500 pages or more. We picked Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. In addition to being a 2017 National Book Award Finalist, it showed up a ton of best of 2017 lists.  


What is a Summer Read