Top Memorable Literary Fathers

Today is Father’s Day and while we recognize how great our own fathers are, let’s take a break and recognize these memorable literary fathers, with comforting words on the side (some statements may come from a Huffington Post article):

Friday Debate: Women We Admire

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.

Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships

Today is Valentine’s Day, the day of love. A day to celebrate romance and the love of those around us. But romance sometimes doesn’t end with happily ever after. Sometimes love can cause pain, heartache, or worse, death. Yes, love can be a destructive emotion. Just ask these fictional characters how it worked out forContinue reading “Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships”

Platonic Love: Ten Friendships Best Display In Books

Sometime Your Best Relationship is Your Best Friend

Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Dads in Literature

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is: Father’s Day related Freebie:  favorite dads in literature, best father/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your dad, worst dads in literature, etc. etc. I was going to list memorable fathers of literature but then I remember that IContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesdays: Favorite Dads in Literature”

Must Read Books That Represent Mental Illness

There needs to be an open discussion about mental health. And what better way to stand up to the stigma than to read fiction books that portray the topic perfectly. Readers appreciate to have characters that we can connect with and see as real people. So for Mental Awareness Month, here is a list ofContinue reading “Must Read Books That Represent Mental Illness”

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child or Pet After

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This week’s post is: Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After 1. Gemma Doyle from A Great and Terrible Beauty Gemma is fiery, independent, and care about those around her…what a strong name to have!           2. Emma Woodhouse from EmmaContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters I’d Name a Child or Pet After”

Teen Read Week 2016

This week is the start of Teen Read Week, a national literacy event created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) that tries to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s slogan is “Read For The Of It!” Being a young adult librarian, I can safely say that it is difficult toContinue reading “Teen Read Week 2016”

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”

Elizabeth Bennet, La Belle Assemblée, and Early 19th Century Fashion

Originally posted on Mimi Matthews:
“Votaries and observers of fashion, but not her slaves, we follow her through her versatile path; catch her varied attractions, and present her changes to our readers as they pass before us in gay succession.” La Belle Assemblée, 1812. Portrait of Elizabeth, Mrs Horsley Palmer, by Thomas Lawrence, early 19th…