Who is Orange Pekoe?

I’m afraid there’s nothing too original behind my motivation for starting this blog in 2013: I am an avid reader, love books and wanted to keep a record of everything I read. I bet that sounds like you too!

I live in the UK by way of Australia and Orange Pekoe was my preferred flavour of tea in Australia. It is like Lady Grey, only richer. Those with an interest in psychology probably have oodles to say about the fact that I am a hopeless coffee addict but have named my blog after a tea.

I am pleased to say it is now near impossible to get a bad cup of coffee in Tooting.

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I have always loved Australian fiction and have developed an even greater fondness for it since living abroad. I am glad that now a larger number of Australian novels are being published for Kindle in the UK so I no longer have to arrive back at Heathrow after holidays with a suitcase full of newly published Australian novels.

I also love Scandi crime noir. It’s the perfect way to pass the dim, damp London winters.

Make your own assumptions about what connects these two genres and then please let me know your theories!

Due to my busy life and current lack of time to read I have turned into a fair-weather blogger which means posts will appear in bursts and could cover any topic… I would blog everyday if I could, honest!

(I currently have a renewed enthusiasm for blogging after a long slump so I hope the above point can soon be permanently deleted).

Review Policy
I am honest in all my reviews and couldn’t be bothered with star ratings. I only read books I think I will enjoy which is why I doubt you’ll find any negative reviews. Books that don’t engage me remain unfinished.

A continued big thank you to The Graphics Fairy for some wonderful vintage steampunk images.

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6 thoughts on “Who is Orange Pekoe?

  1. Hi there Orange Pekoe, I used to get your posts delivered as an e-mail but notice they’ve been missing – apparently now in the reader, which I don’t go through as often. I couldn’t figure out how to alter it back – is there any way you can do it at your end? (I particularly miss your logo, as well as the reviews, of course!) Thanks! x

    • Hi, Crimeworm – I hope the new year is treating you well!
      I was playing around with my blog recently and thought my sidebar looked too full so I took some things away and then (of course) put everything back, or so I thought! The email link is back now but you may need to re-register for email updates. Hopefully it will work OK.
      Glad you still enjoy the logo 🙂

  2. I’m with you on the tea thing – great name for a blog! I think I need more Orange Pekoe in my life… I tend to go for straight up English Breakfast, but lovely bold ones.

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