Happy National Tea Day!

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Calling All Tea Drinkers!

Today is our day! It is National Tea Day! If you are tea lover, like myself, here are some interesting facts you may like to know…

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PBS Releases 100 Books of “The Great American Read” List

The book list has been reveleaed !

Here it is…the top 100 books that the public will choose from and determine which is “The Great American Read” The book list was compiled based on a survey of Americans, conducted by PBS and a polling service. Voting will begin after the premiere of the series, which airs on Tuesday, May 22 at 8pm.

Did your favorite make the list?

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Tartan Day: Scottish Writers To Help Celebrate

Fàilte! Or “Welcome” in Scottish Gaelic. It’s Tartan Day! Well actually it was yesterday but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end! Tartan Day, the celebration of Scottish heritage, is celebrated throughout Scottish communities. Continue reading “Tartan Day: Scottish Writers To Help Celebrate”

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 for them. Here are the best books that show the worst forms of romantic love: Continue reading “Destructive Love: Books With Devastating Relationships”

Platonic Love: Ten Friendships Best Display In Books

February may be considered as the most romantic month of the year. But people tend to fail to recognize the one love that tend to last longer than most romantic relationships: friendship.

Celebrating friendship may not line the pockets of many businesses and retailers, but it is a worthy relationship that should be celebrated. Having meaningful friendships is not only a joy, but a huge benefit to our health. After all, boyfriends and girlfriends come and go, but friends are for life. So since Valentine’s Day is so near, instead of focusing on the most romantic relationships, why not highlight the great friendships literature has given us? No need to be on the edge of your seat for these relationships. These always end with a happy ending: Continue reading “Platonic Love: Ten Friendships Best Display In Books”

Great Books to Cozy Up to the Rest of the Winter

Winter reading is a hobby that I feel gets constantly overlooked.

I feel I do more of my reading during the winter. You don’t go out as much during the winter months. The days are shorter, the weather is colder…our natural instinct is to hibernate. And what better way to spend the cold winter nights with a hot cup of tea, a fire, a blanket, and a book with hundred of pages?

Well, don’t fret book lovers. Our favorite pastime is a great way to beat away those winter blues. These books will not only make the dreary winter more exciting but give you a chance to start on your reading challengeContinue reading “Great Books to Cozy Up to the Rest of the Winter”

10 Things You May Not Know About Pride & Prejudice

Today is the anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice. This book is considered to be one the “most-loved books” of all time and immensely enjoyed by most readers, myself included. It has sold millions and millions of copies worldwide and has been adapted over a 100 times in film, television, literature and the stage.

But behind every great book is a great history behind it. Discover the story behind the story that has touched the hearts of many generations:

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A Year in Books: 2017

Let’s celebrate another year of reading!

Another long year has gone, but 2017 may be full of strife and hardship, at least we had a lot of  great books to keep us sane through this hectic time. This year, more than ever, was where the importance of reading really shined.

This year of reading was a whole lot better than last year. I really branched out and tried out new authors while still revisiting old ones. So site back and get a pen ready. Because after I list my favorite books of 2017, you’ll be adding them to your own TBR list:

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