Welcome to Friday Debate, a feature on cup of tea with that book, please, where every Friday a question will be posted that tantalize the brain and expands our horizons. For this week’s question:
Three years ago today, cup of tea with that book please was born!
I want to thank you all for your attention and attraction to my site. Without our passions for books and reading, none of this would be possible!
It’s National Book Lovers Day!
It’s our day!
I mean for us book lovers, every day is book lovers day. But it’s nice to have a day set aside just for us.
So while we’re reading our books underneath our favorite tree or snuggled up in bed (with of course a cup of tea), let us take time to read some quotes that show why we all love books so much (not that we need anymore reasons):
“We live for books.” – Umberto Eco
“When the Day of Judgement dawns and people, great and small, come marching in to receive their heavenly rewards, the Almighty will gaze upon the mere bookworms and say to Peter, ‘Look, these need no reward. We have nothing to give them. They have loved reading.’ ” – Virginia Woolf
“Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.” Ann Rice
“Some like to believe it’s the book that chooses the person.” – Carlos Luis Zafron
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass
“A book, too, can be a star a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” – Madeline L’Engle
“That I can read and be happy while I am reading, is a great blessing.” – Anthony Trollope
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” – Joseph Brodsky
“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith
“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.” – Jane Smiley
I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t love books. There is no other activity that gives me great pleasure and just makes me feel one with the world. Some might say that I’m a nerd or closed off from the world. But I’m not closed off. In fact, I’m a traveler. I have traveled to so many places and universes that only became possible because of my love of reading.
Happy National Book Lovers Day!
Now back to our regular reading schedule program…
Hello fellow Book Lovers!
You may have noticed that the website has changed a little bit. While I did make a couple of changes, don’t fret! You will still get all the great book info you need to get through the day. I just changed the background, added an icon picture, gave the website an actual home page, and much more! Hope you enjoy the new look and look out for new changes coming your way.
Love reading my weekly tea discussions? Well, now you can find them all one one page! You can find all my weekly tea discussions here:
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It’s that great time of year where we make our reading list and challenge ourselves to read more than we did last year. In 2016, I read 42 books! I read 12 more compared to 2015 so I improved a bit. This year, however, I am going to try to be a little more ambitious: I challenge myself to read a 100 books! By trying to change the outlook of this year, reading more books is a definite must and I think setting this goal will help do that.
So here is my reading list for this year. I only put 30 books but as the months go by, more books we’ll be added.
Want to try doing a reading challenge yourself? Why not try these various reading challenges to start off the New Year right?
I also found this interesting article of a young woman choosing to read (and listen) only old things in 2017 and I thought I should share with all of you.