About Books, Vertigo and Tea!


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


I am Danielle, a self-declared book reviewer with a taste for tea and the inability to walk straight.

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 live with chronic illness and the lovely lesion currently taking up residence in the left, lower portion of my brain. I suffer a wide variety of symptoms that include insane bouts of vertigo which leave me debilitated for extended periods of time.  Needless to say, while I have always loved books, they have recently become a safe haven for me. When all else fails, I have my books. I love them even 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 huge fan of my kids, cooking, Netflix, anime, and well life in general! 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 can expect to see a bit of everything that is me here at Books, Vertigo and Tea. Enjoy!

“Acceptance over Expectations”

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85 thoughts on “About Books, Vertigo and Tea!

  1. OH GOSH. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO WRITE SO MANY REVIEWS? THAT’S SO AMAZING! (Btw, I suck at writing reviews.? Most of the time, it’s just me fangirling and drooling over the book ) I love your blog so much, it’s very organized!! ❤❤

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    1. Oh that is so wonderful of you!!! I really appreciate it and the heads up 🙂 To be honest, I am missing a lot and falling behind lately. I have an important appointment tomorrow and some RL stuff that has been weighing on me. You are so awesome! Thanks again.

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  2. It always feels so nice to see mothers having their own blogs and finding out time to do this stuff! Honestly, I wish I could be like that one day too. I really like your blog 🙂
    Wish I had started this blogging thing earlier. If you have time, check out my blog as well!

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  3. Wow, I didn’t realise your ‘vertigo’ name actually was because you suffer from vertigo 😮 ! Wow, hope it’s not too horrible for you. Tea and books are definitely a perfect combination, I’m an obsessive tea drinker, lol

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    1. I live for tea haha. It is not only a part of my daily life but well incorporated into treating my symptoms as the come and go also 🙂 The vertigo is honestly a nightmare, but that is one of the joys of chronic illness ❤ Thank you again for the visit! It means a lot.

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  4. This is literally the best ” About” page I have ever read. ❤ I´m also glad you´re a fan of your kids! * wipes tears away* I´m a fan of my kids, too. Plus I love that you´re 30 +-ish. HAHAHA. I´m 30 F, so all´s good.
    I´m sorry for you dealing with Vertigo. But hey…. As you´ve said- Life´s too short to be serious ( put roller skaing naked down the road on New Years on your "Things To Do Before I turn 40" list. I highly recommend it * wink * )
    So digging the tea recommendations you give. ❤

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  5. Hey, I feel here like a crusty old blue-collar dude standing in the ladies underwear section at a fancy department store, waiting impatiently near the dressing rooms for my wife to finally come back out. All I see here are intimate lady things, and I feel out of my comfort zone. But I was directed here by reedsy.com as a place that reviews poetry. I am looking for long, rhymed poetry penned recently that tells a clever story, perhaps in the style of a Americana ballad. Sorry, I cannot find anyplace on your site that indicates something is a poem rather than a novel or non-fiction. Any help here or should I go to another store? Any readers out there who can give me a recommendation?

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    1. Haha. Honestly, poetry is something I have only recently started exploring again. I have reviewed only 2 or 3 works total, here on the blog (none of which fall into your preferences). I would try another “store”. But, should I stumble across any worthy of a recommendation, I will give you a shout! Have a wonderful weekend 😊


  6. I too suffer from a chronic illness so I can def empathize with using books as a safe haven. Plus being pregnant again has me wanting to lounge, well as much as I can with 2 little ones lol. What’s your favorite type of tea?

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      1. I’m an earl grey fan as well, I like making London fogs just to feel a bit fancy at home hahaha. My boyfriend is a big tea fan whereas I tend to prefer coffee but I’ve been enjoying my London fogs. Thankfully my daughter naps well and sleeps through the night well so I try to make sure to use that time for self-care.

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