There are two things we have a lot of in our house: books and mugs, and I have to confess this has led to some pretty quirky habits on my part. When I make myself a hot beverage, I don't just go to the cupboard and pick out any old random mug. Come on! Where's the fun in that? Strange as it may be, I have a tendency to match whatever mug I choose to my mood, my outfit, or sometimes even the book I'm reading. My sister and I were joking about this the other day, and it turned into a bit of a game. For fun, I raided my book and mug collections to see if I could come up with the perfect matches:
Okay, I admit that looks a wee bit on the obsessive side, but hey, it was fun! Beside Distant Waves is a replica of the second class cup and saucer sets from the Titanic. If you look closely you can see the White Star Line logo. Now tell me that doesn't add ambiance when you're reading a book that takes place on the Titanic! The mug matched with This Dark Endeavor is the one I most often use when I write. It's my favourite, and it was actually purchased at a bookstore which I think is fitting.
And just so I have something nice to drink from all these mugs, my sister sent me this lovely parcel from David's Tea the other day. Seriously, their tea is amazing. The one she gave me is chocolatey and minty and spicy all at once. I was addicted to it after the first sip. Sisters who understand the importance of tea and books are the best. :)
Anybody else have any wacky habits like matching mugs to books, or am I the only one? Wait. Maybe I shouldn't ask that...