Nice j/e on well-travelled book

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Never heard of a coffee reader! However, as I said in my notes about the book, my dear late mother used to read tea leaves- never asking anybody to pay of course. She started doing it for her colleagues when she was young and worked in a laundry and was often very accurate in her predictions over the years. Unfortunately I didn't inherit her gift and I'm still sitting on the fence as to whether there is any significance in it or whether people pick out things to fit the predictions.

 

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I was pleased with this catch after having released many books over the last few days.

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10323010

I don't think it would have been my "cup of tea" either having read the reviews!

 

Oh, that is a great JE - and I enjoyed reading all the other comments on the book as well.

 

Nice! That book has had a long and amazing journey! Loved reading all the JEs.

 

But left it to daffodil-2 to post. I do love Kirjakko's journal entries. Those are quite short for her.

 

By the way, it's fun how fortune tellers adapt on each culture. There aren't any tea leaves readers that I know of here in Greece, but there are many coffee readers!

 

Never heard of a coffee reader! However, as I said in my notes about the book, my dear late mother used to read tea leaves- never asking anybody to pay of course. She started doing it for her colleagues when she was young and worked in a laundry and was often very accurate in her predictions over the years. Unfortunately I didn't inherit her gift and I'm still sitting on the fence as to whether there is any significance in it or whether people pick out things to fit the predictions.

 

The reading thing traditionally involves what we call Greek coffee or most people Turkish coffee. After you drink your coffee the fortune teller will turn the cup upside down in a saucer and read the patterns created by the coffee ground.
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Turkish_coffee

This coffee is still quite popular, but younger generation prefers the all time classic Frappé or more recently all local variations of various Italian etc coffees -Greek style, say Freddo Cappuccino, Freddo Espresso and the like
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Frapp%C3%A9_coffee
https://en.wikipedia.org/---/Cappuccino#Iced_cappuccino

I think due to this fact and of course because most people nowadays don't believe in such things, coffee readers are not so common as they used to be.

Personally I don't think one can foresee the future through tea leaves or coffee or whatever, but I think it's statistically possible to make mostly right predictions for the future, especially if you know the people you make predictions for/you are familiar with their circumstances and/or if you have a keen eye for details and so the ability to get hints for people you don't even know.
Often simply how one speaks or behaves or is dressed can reveal a lot about his/her character and circumstances, so often you can guestimate things and be correct...

 

My mother also used to turn the teacup upside down then have the "owner" turn it round 3 times before deciphering the letters and shapes revealed.

 

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