Who’s Drinking All The Tea?

Hello there!

I’m Yvann, who likes reading and drinking tea, and multitasking, which is fortunate because it permits reading, with tea!

I’m 28, until recently working as an accountant with a Big 4 firm in London and now as a management accountant with a sports club (and also part-time – very part-time – as a German-English translator). I studied physics at uni (Oxford) and modern languages after uni (Open Uni). I had the good fortune to choose parents who love languages, so I grew up bilingual (in German) and with a smattering of other European languages (which made the language degree easier). I used to play a lot of cricket, quite well actually; now I mostly administer cricket with a bit of playing and umpiring.

I am well-educated, but not well-read – and I’m trying to fix that. I went on a classics binge before my wedding and lost heart when I got to Dickens, but I’m hoping to rectify that at some point. Now that I’ve discovered this blogging business, there are so many recommendations coming through every day that I’ll never catch up with them all, but I’ve already discovered a few good authors through reading review blogs.

I live in East South central south-west London with my ex-physicist now hedge-fund-slave husband, who’s tall and skinny and Scottish and very very clever, and our first-born, Bookmark. I am actually Australian, but no one seems to believe me when I say that. Given my Irish first name and heritage, Croatian grandmother and German birth, that’s not really surprising, is it?

If you’d like to say hello, use the email me link on the front page, or find me here on LibraryThing or here on Bookmooch or here on Goodreads.


11 thoughts on “Who’s Drinking All The Tea?

  1. Andi 6 June 2011 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Loved “meeting” you here! Such an interesting life. I just teach and go home. 🙂 And read, of course.

  2. […]  Yvann has a book blog at Reading Fuelled by Tea. She lives in London. London, England: not London, Ontario, in case anyone’s puzzled. […]

  3. Sandy M. 26 September 2011 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Hello, Yvann – congratulations, I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger award. The badge and ‘nomination speech’ are posted over here: http://bibliophage91.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/versatile-blogger-award-bibliophages-buffet/
    Keep up the fun posts!

  4. Emily Reddon 18 October 2012 at 7:18 pm Reply

    Love the idea and love the name of your blog – reading and tea; my two favourite things!

  5. beckyday6 10 February 2014 at 6:42 pm Reply

    Ohh no! Sorry to hear your classics binge was stopped by the likes of Dickens, he’s a tricky, over wordy fella. I had to study Oliver Twist for English when I was younger and after swore I would never go near him again! Five/six years later though I found myself picking up Great Expectations and adoring it. 🙂

    Good luck with your reading and tea drinking Yvann, I’m a big fan of the combination too. 😉

  6. claresg 14 August 2014 at 4:16 am Reply

    Hi Yvann, I love your blog and its name, and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award over on my blog (http://goodbookscents.wordpress.com) 🙂

  7. Winding Spiral Case 3 January 2015 at 5:08 pm Reply

    I’m so glad I found your blog! I studied physics in university too 🙂 My reading list is a constant tussle between the classics (which I would love to become better read on) and the New York Times bestsellers (which I feel compelled to read to keep current). I look forward to getting reading inspiration from your posts!

  8. Winding Spiral Case 3 January 2015 at 5:08 pm Reply

    I always enjoy these posts and appreciate how analytical (and transparent) you are about your blog income. Though I have no plans to monetize my little blog, I still find the concept so interesting and learn a lot from you! You’ve worked so hard on quality content and I’m glad to see that well-deserved upwards trend on your pageviews. Looking forward to more great posts in the year to come 🙂

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