International Literacy Day 2015

September 8 is International Literacy Day, an established day by UNESCO to celebrate and support world literacy. This year’s theme is “Literacy and Sustainable Societies”. Here are 10 quotes that celebrate the importance of worldwide literacy: “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” ― Mark Twain “OnceContinue reading “International Literacy Day 2015”

Weekly Tea Discussion: What is “Well-Read”?

When I looked up the definition of “well-read”, Google gave me this: Well read (of a person) knowledgeable and informed as a result of extensive reading. “Ada was well read in French and German literature” knowledgeable, well informed, well versed, erudite, scholarly, literate, educated, cultured, bookish, studious; dated lettered That describes most of us, right?Continue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: What is “Well-Read”?”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Love Triangles

Girl meets Boy. Girl and Boy immediately have an attraction and either start a relationship or do a dance around their feelings. Then another Boy enters the picture. Girl finds herself attracted and torn between her feelings for the two boys. And we the reader have to painfully endure all of the characters go backContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Love Triangles”

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read The Most From

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From” 1. Meg Cabot The Princess Diaries Series /The Mediator Series / Avalon High /Boy Series/ Heather Wells Series / Queen of Babble Series / Romance Novels (published under the nameContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Read The Most From”

Wrap-up: July 2015

Unfortunately, I didn’t read as many books I would have like to, due to trying to prepare for my vacation but I like to think I made pretty good progress for the year. Since I’ve read so many books so far for this year, I changed my reading goal from 30 to 35! I thinkContinue reading “Wrap-up: July 2015”

Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Book Nerds

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is: Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds (love reading, are writers, work at a bookstore, etc.)” There are so many to choose from, but here we go:     1. Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen      Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Book Nerds”

A Teen Blogger’s Falling Out With YA Books

I came across this interesting Guardian article where a teen blogger for the site, Hawwa, explained that her interest in YA Books was starting to diminish due to the type of content that was being published out there. And, in my opinion, she made some good points. Here is some portions from the article: MyContinue reading “A Teen Blogger’s Falling Out With YA Books”

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Diverse Books

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters (example: features minority/religious minority, socioeconomic diversity, disabled MC,  neurotypical character, LGBTQ etc etc.)” I am ashamed to say that this took a lot of thinking. I love reading diverse books and forContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Diverse Books”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Likeability

Characters are such a vital part of any book. Why am I telling you something you already know? Because while they are so important, characters can also affect how you feel about the book in its entirety. If you are overcome by the negative characteristics, you might forget about everything else that’s good about theContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Likeability”

Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession

    Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today’s post is: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies)” In no particular order: From the Library: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – Received both the print and the e-book version from the library.Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession”