About Books, Vertigo and Tea!


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde


Self Declared Book Reviewer With a Taste for Tea and the Inability to Walk Straight. Yes, that is what I actually considered naming this blog. Catchy huh? While pretty accurate, I have decided to keep it short and sweet. And Presto! Welcome to Books, Vertigo and Tea. You have stumbled upon my  humble abode among the many bloggers of the internet.

I am Danielle, a 30 “ish” yr old mother of two. I have an insatiable appetite for all things books. I adore bookstores, libraries, and falling asleep while surrounded by my current reads. I prefer to do the latter with tea in hand.

I also happen to have several lovely brain lesions currently taking up residence in the left, lower portion of my brain. Rent free I may add. What can I say? I am a bleeding heart. So I suffer insane bouts of vertigo that can leave me debilitated for extended periods of time.  Sounds like this should be fun, right? I sure hope so! Needless to say while I have always loved books, they have recently became a safe haven for me. When all else fails, and I am stuck in bed, I have my books. I love them so much more for this. I think I would surely lose what is left of this mind if it were not for the comfort and pleasure of reading.

I also happen to be a fan of my kids, anime, food, and life in general when I can partake! I am also 100% anti-adulting when possible, so if you are easily offended, I apologize in advance 😉 But only a little, because life is seriously too short to be serious all of the time. You will probably see a little bit of everything that is me here at Books, Vertigo and Tea. Enjoy!

“Acceptance over Expectations”

57 thoughts on “About Books, Vertigo and Tea!

    1. Love the updated picture! Thank you for the kind words ❤ I really do not view myself as courageous, though I admit it can be a constant uphill battle. I think that dealing with any chronic illness must be approached in the same manner as all of life's hurdles. I wake each morning and count my blessings because I am instantly reminded that they outnumber the trials and pains 🙂 Life has been good to me. I am surrounded by beautiful children, family and friends. Even those of you that I cannot be with physically offer a solid support structure as I take so much love and comfort from our interactions ❤


  1. I have just tripped over your site. we have a LOT in common. I have a blog about books and tea; I’m passionate about both. I have kids, whom I love dearly but they do somewhat limit my ability to blog, read or drink tea! I love the descriptions of your rent-skiving lesions – I shall try to think of mine as fondly, but that might be a tough call…. Keep doing what you’re doing. I’ll be following you.

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  2. I’m so happy to have stumbled on your blog. I love the title of it, it’s super catchy and I loved the look of your blog as soon as I saw it. Your blog gives off a warm and inviting feeling. You also picked a great quote for your About Page 🙂

    I hope the lesions are reasonable renters and don’t make life too stressful… 🙂


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