Diva Tea Time: Ginger Tea and The Book Thief Review

Monday, September 07, 2015 13 Comments A+ a-

Diva Tea Time:  
Ginger Tea and The Book Thief Review


Hi Divas

This week I will be talking about the benefits of Ginger tea and will do a short little book review on a novel that had me captivated from start to finish. First, let's talk about tea! In my previous Diva Tea Time post, which you can read here, I explain how I love having my favourite cup of tea while reading a good book. These past few weeks I have been struggling with my sinuses. My nose has been blocked and I have been getting sinus headaches. They say that tea is a great way to relax your body and the steam of the tea helps relieve clogged nasal cavities. I have been reaching for a box of Rooibos Ginger tea lately to help me overcome these elements. Ginger tea has some great overall benefits on the body. It helps in combating nausea and soothes sore or irritated stomachs. It can reduce inflammation, help with breathing and sinus problems and reduce stress. You can easily make your own Ginger tea at home or buy a box like me. Ginger tea definitely has an acquired taste. It takes some time getting used to it if you only enjoy sweet tea. Some ginger teas can be pretty strong in taste and feels like a kick in the butt when you first drink it. I love drinking Ginger tea if I am sick or have symptoms of a cold and flu. Do you drink ginger tea? Do you like it?





The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Review

Guys! I don't even know where to begin with this book review. This is the most unconventional novel that I have ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed every page. The setting of the storyline is a pretty heavy one. The book takes you back to 1939 when Nazi Germany was being established. It follows a girl and her journey in dealing with loss, death, family, friends and the changing political situation in Germany at the tender age of 10 years old. The story has a very unlikely narrator and his telling of the story is filled with comedy, witt, sarcasm and sympathy all rolled into one. This narrator will make you laugh and gasp with shock at different times. It's this clever use of the narrator's character and personality that turns a depressing Nazi story into a pleasant and enjoyable read. The author Markus Zusak uses words so creatively. One of my favourite lines from the book occurs when one of the characters look outside at the night sky, after not seeing the sky for many weeks because he was confined in a dark room, and says: ''The stars set fire to my eyes''. It is that kind of poetic imagery that really lights up my heart. That sentence is beautiful in so many ways and it carries so much meaning. I swear this man is a literal genius in the way he describes certain scenes, emotions and imagery.


 The last line in the book too, skilfully sums up the story and the human race as a whole. The last sentence in the book is very ironic because the narrator is saying it. It is quite an irony because of who he is and what he means to us. There is also a deep theme running through the book on the power of words and how words are seeds that grow and can affect people and their daily lives in many different ways. This book will keep you captivated all the way from start to finish. It hardly ever has a dull moment and you keep wanting to read what happens next when a chapter ends. I want to keep this review as light as possible, because I don't want to give too much information away. I purposely stayed away from watching the movie and reading the book reviews online because I didn't want to spoil the ending for myself. All I can say is, be prepared to ride a roller coaster of emotions.


Thank you for reading.
Lots of Love.
Xxxx





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Nadia
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7 September 2015 at 10:53 delete

Have read so many reviews about this book, I really need to sit down and read it already :)

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Saundy
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7 September 2015 at 15:35 delete

This is an excellent novel, one of my favourites. I love the Ginger tea, too. The picture on your post makes for the perfect reading scene. Love it! :D

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8 September 2015 at 09:10 delete

Firstly I don't like ginger tea, but it's not anything against ginger tea I just don't like ginger :( although one time I was soooo sick that i was forced to have to have the ginger tea and it really helped my throat..

Secondly, this book... Sigh ... I read it last year and I absolutely LOVED it! Your review is spot on about it what I will say is the movie seriously disappointed me but the book was incredible writing..

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8 September 2015 at 14:17 delete

I am more of a coffee fan, but I love ginger lattes! The book is amazing!

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Kim Alston
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8 September 2015 at 19:42 delete

I've never tried ginger tea, but I hope it gave you some relief Desle! That book sounds really good. I love reading and watching film from that era. Hitler took advantage of a Germany that wasn't prospering at that time. I bet many disagreed, but were to afraid to do anything about it.
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Lynette
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9 September 2015 at 10:32 delete

Such a lovely review. Looking for books to read so will have to add it to list to read. I love coffee more, but I do believe in herbal teas. I will have to stock up on ginger.. Where did you get yours btw ?

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:06 delete

You won't be dissapointed ;-)

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:10 delete

I have heard that the movie was a dissapointment. So glad I read the book first ;-)

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:11 delete

I have never had a ginger latte. It sounds so yummy. I want to try it ;-)

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:12 delete

Yeah it is really sad what happened so many years ago. This book is amazing and you will love it. xoxo

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:13 delete

I got it at pick n pay. It really helps me when I feel sick. Hope you love the book. Much love.xxxx

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Diva Desle
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12 September 2015 at 16:14 delete

Thank you so much Saundy. Mwah xoxo

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Melinda
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2 December 2015 at 10:10 delete

I only finished (and loved!) The Book Thief the second time I read it. The first time, I couldn't get into the story, with it's unusual narrator. I tried reading it again after seeing the film and it was really worth the read. It still took a while to get into it, but eventually I did. I also enjoyed the poetic imagery the words conjured.

I might even re-read this book!

Haven't tried ginger tea yet...

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