#KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky … Continue reading #KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?

Three Apples Fell From The Sky

I just finished reading Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan. My thanks go to Elisabeth Van Der Meer, from the blog, A Russian Affair, who recommended this … Continue reading Three Apples Fell From The Sky

I’ll Put the Kettle On – Conversations over the Miles

“You’re holding this book because you love tea.” Introduction, A Little Tea Book   I’ll put the kettle on. Those are the words that are spoken whenever an important discussion is … Continue reading I’ll Put the Kettle On – Conversations over the Miles

The Zhivago Affair

“Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! Their thoughts were like other people’s songs.”  Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago   Words hold power. A … Continue reading The Zhivago Affair