In today’s post we will be talking about tealight readings for your tea hour.
In the olden days, these tealight readings would be called Fireside readings. This is because before the invention of the radio and television, families will gather together around the fire and read together books of truth and character.
So I thought I would incorporate this principle to afternoon/evening tea time. However, since I don’t have a fireplace in my room, I improvised with candles, hence it is called Tealight readings. So, here are some tips of starting tea light readings with some recommended book lists. There is nothing better to look forward to after a long day a work than to be snuggled up in bed, with a warm cup of tea, a book to read, and a sweet smelling candle. Ah, bliss!
Of course the first place to start is to boil water for tea. Then fix something light to eat such as a sandwich, scone, fruit, anything that is light. Then pour and fix our tea, find a candle, and a place to relax. For me it is getting into my bed with a warm blanket.
And here are some books for your tea light reading evenings. These books are treasures of the late 19th century, and were certainly part of family fireside readings in those times.
True to the Last by Evelyn Everett Green. A wonderful little book that shows how honesty and character goes a long way. This is a perfect tealight reading for anyone that has young children.
Basil, by Charlotte O’Brien. This is also a great book for children. This story shows how hard work, cleanliness, and learning can help better one’s outlook in life.
If you are craving for a bit of history, then look no further than The Little Dauphin by George P. Upton. Beware this book is not suitable for very young children. It does contain quite a bit of violence. This book is about the French Revolution, and what happened to the son of Louis XVI, Louis Charles. Whether there is truth to this tale we can never be sure for certain, this little book does portray the remarkable bravery and character of Louis Charles, which will be inspiring for any who suffer unjustly.
That is all for today, have a great tealight reading evening,