Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tempest (Tempest #1) and Vortex (Tempest #2) by Julie Cross Quickies

I'm going to start a new feature called Quickies, where I'll do quick reviews of books that I've read. Today's Quickie will be on the first two books in the Tempest trilogy by Julie Cross.

Tempest (Tempest #1) by Julie Cross
Description from GoodReads:
"The year is 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kuma Green 1228™ Sencha Green Tea by Mellow Monk Review

I have another tea from Mellow Monk to review today:

Kuma Green 1228™ Sencha Green Tea:

"A tasty artisanal sencha from Kuma County, Kyushu
Artisan: Kazuo Watanabe, Sagara Village, Kuma County, Kumamoto
Tea aroma: Earthy and sweet
Tea flavor: Succulent, with light citrus notes and sweet apple and grape highlights
A brightly herbaceous guricha-style sencha, with a sweetness highlighted with fruity highlights — apples, melon, and white wine grapes — as well as citrus notes and a hint of jasmine. [Note that this isnotjasmine green tea; the hint of jasmine is naturally present in the tea.] Made from yabukita tea plants grown in the rolling hills of Kuma County, tended and crafted into tea by artisan Kazuo Watanabe."