New report suggests costs-of-living crisis could harm literacy levels, with 51% of parents saying books are too expensiveAlmost one in five (18.6%) UK children between the ages of five and eight do not have access to books at home, new research has revealed. According to a report by the National Literacy Trust, the percentage of… OneContinue reading “One in five UK children do not own any books of their own — Books | The Guardian”
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20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. I have hard time believing that it happened two decades ago, when on bright sunny morning, a city and a world were changed forever. Today brings sadness and pain but like a phoenix, the world rised out of the ashes and continue to rebuildContinue reading “20 Years Later: Books to Commemorate September 11”
Winner of the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction
The winner of the 2021 Women’s Fiction Prize was announced this evening in the UK. The recipient of the award receives a “Bessie”, limited bronze figurine, and a £30,000 cash prize. And the winner is…
LeVar Burton to Host TV Special Featuring Library of Congress National Book Festival on PBS
Celebrate the National Book Festival with Levar Burton! Television viewers will get to see an inspiring introduction to the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival, airing on PBS. It will include an exciting lineup of authors, poets and writers in a one-hour special airing this September.
Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging about Books!
This week marks six years that I decided to start this blog and cup of tea with this book, please was born! Every day I post and log on to see the notifications, I’m always amazed to see that there are people who are interested in what I have to say. It may be aContinue reading “Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging about Books!”
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Cup of tea with that book, please will be adding new features in this year and one of those things is a bi-monthly newsletter! This newsletter will go out twice a month, full of related news, book reviews and other tidbits you should definitely keep your eye on. If you would like to sign up,Continue reading “Sign Up for The Newsletter!”
Issue Number Four of Library Zine Released
Library Zine: Voices From Across the New York Public Library released it’s latest issue of the literary magazine.
Help Support Book Collections for New Yorkers in Jails and Shelters
Help support the Prison Library Support Network (PLSN) an organization that is trying to provide New Yorkers living in shelters, jails, and transitional housing access to library collections that reflect their needs and interests.
The Diverse Book Awards Looking For Judges
The Diverse Book Awards, a literary award created by the Author School, is looking for judges to help determine the best books of 2021 that help promote diverse voices that are published in the UK.
Life Sized Colin Firth Cake To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice
A life sized cake of the actor, Colin Firth, has been created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BBC’s miniseries, Pride and Prejudice. The six foot tall cake of Mr. Darcy was unveiled at the National Trust property, Lyme Park, in Cheshire, the house used as the character’s famous home in the miniseries, Pemberley.