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Cocooning with Books

Okay, ’fess up. Who else like me switched to “Downton Abbey” when the lights went out at the Superdome during the Super Bowl? At our house we had been sipping tea with the Downton folks when my son Greg looked at his smartphone and told us that the game score was 28-23. Well, we exited the genteel land of Downton as the credits were rolling and shifted right over to beer and football mode. Yes, the beverage menu does need to match the viewing. Of course, with books I am sometimes inspired to cook a meal or shake up a cocktail from what I am reading, but there typically is no reading menu or beverage accompaniment. I joke that it’s a good thing that I do not pair wines with reading as I would be drinking bottles all day!