Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize

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The Booker Prize announced the longlisted books for the 2019 Booker Prize. The award was changed from “Man Booker” to “Booker” due to the Man Group withdrawing their sponsorship last year. Continue reading “Announcing the Longlist for the 2019 Booker Prize”

For The Love of More Pride & Prejudice

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Happy birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s most popular novel and my favorite book of all time, was published today. The widespread acclaim of this novel has created a world full of book adaptations and sequels that have charmed us and will entertain us for years to come.

We can be here all day and list all the Pride and Prejudice variations out there. But let’s just list the ones that will make sure to delight us on this special day:

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Ten Book Adaptations to Fulfill a Janeite

You’ve read all of the Austen novels, including the juvenilia and incomplete works. You might be going through the common withdrawals, longing for the dashing young men of large fortune in waistcoats and witty language spoken to you. Unfortunately, Austen is will not be writing any more new books but you have writers who are either devoted “Janeites” like us who want to see her stories continue on or writers who created similar plot lines but will have Austen lover fall head over heels for the story . So here are ten books that won’t replace Austen, but definitely will fix that missing space your heart.

*A lot of these adaptations are based off from Pride and Prejudice, which is understandable since that is Austen’s most popular book.* Continue reading “Ten Book Adaptations to Fulfill a Janeite”

Weekly Tea Discussion: Standalones vs. Series

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I came up with this discussion topic with a question I was asked a few months back in a book tag. So I thought it would be a good topic to discuss here and it definitely is applicable, especially this year with the abundance of either sequels or the next book in a series being released. So my question for this week’s discussion: do you prefer standalone books or book series?

Before I give my opinion, I wanted to give some pros and cons for each topic:

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Weekly Tea Discussion: Book Sequels

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When you think of sequels, you most likely associated with movies. When a movie becomes a huge hit, either culturally or financially (mostly focused on the latter), a sequel is quickly announced. I mean, take a look at Jurassic World (which was awesome by the way). It became the 3rd top-grossing of all time and  Universal Studios announced a sequel for 2018.

But as we have seen with the parade of sequels that stroll through theaters basically every summer, they can be both a blessing and a curse. When the latter happens, it tends to ruin the elements and characteristics of the original movie. This can also be applied to books and with the recent release of Go Set  a Watchman  by Harper Lee, I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss book sequels.

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