“For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems
Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.
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Much to the chagrin of my father, over 500 Harlequin romances were delivered to our doorstep in the early 1970’s, a gift from an uncle who owned a bookstore and had a delicious sense of humour. My sister, Sarah, and I were delighted by the stack of 1950’s and 1960’s romances with such names, if I remember correctly, as “A Promise is for Keeping,” and “A Song to be Sung”. Soon the marathon was underway, even as my father tempted us with non-fiction books strategically placed around our home.
Sarah has always been a voracious reader, moving from genre to genre with a dexterity that leaves me breathless. While I followed my father’s footsteps into non-fiction, she embraced fiction from sci-fi to fantasy to historical to romance.
And then quite suddenly, the trajectory of our reading changed. I have rediscovered the marvelous world of fiction and Sarah has made a pivotal foray into the non-fiction arena.
Sarah and I discuss our reading experiences in “The Book Dialogue” podcast, an unscripted discussion of books we love, hosted by Sarah.
Tea Toast & Trivia is pleased to present an upcoming podcast scheduled to be published on The Book Dialogue.