Quote of the Day – December 1, 2019

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“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Quote of the Day – October 11, 2019

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“Wandless, helpless, Pettigrew’s pupils dilated in terror. His eyes had slid from Harry’s face to something else. His own silver fingers were moving inexorably toward his own throat.”

—JK Rowling, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

 

America’s Favorite Book Is…

To Kill A Mockinging Bird by Harper Lee has been voted as America #1 best-loved book.

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My Top Picks for The Great American Read

I have been talking about The Great American Read here on cup of tea with that book, please, ever since its launch. I have encouraged all of you to vote everyday and watch the amazing TV episodes that have aired. But now as voting ends tonight and the grand finale airs in a couple of days, I realized I never told you what my picks are. There were just so many great books to choose from but I think I managed to narrow it down to at least 10: Continue reading “My Top Picks for The Great American Read”

Top 10 Books Leading The Great American Read

With 3.8 million votes cast, The Great American Read is still anyone’s game. But with ONE more week left until the winner is revealed, the time to cast your vote for your favorite.

As the votes are being counted, PBS has given us a sneak peek of the top 10 books that are in the lead:

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Books to Read This Month: September Edition

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Fall is here! It is one of my favorite seasons. The leaves change to beautiful colors, the brisk autumn air and warm beverages are just some of the few things to like about the fall season. But the most important reason? Another season of great books to read! There is just something special about fall reading and this month there are great books that are ripe for the picking. From mermaids to diabolical mysteries, these books will keep you entertained all month-long:

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15 Most Unfinished Reads, According to Goodreads

We have all done it. We abandon a book we were currently reading because it wasn’t do anything for you. Life is too short to read a book you no longer find interesting. But have you ever wondered which books are the most abandoned by book lovers? Well, Goodreads has the data. Here are the 15 most frequently abandoned books, according to Goodreads “Popular Abandoned Books” shelf: Continue reading “15 Most Unfinished Reads, According to Goodreads”

Friday Debate: The Great American Read

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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:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: The Great American Read”

Wonderful Literary Quotes About Wonderful Mothers

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Let’s celebrate the wonderful women in our lives through these beautifully written book quotes about mothers:

“As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.”

―Kristin Hannah, Summer Island

“Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, — that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it.”

―Louisa May Alcott, Jo’s Boys

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Ten Best Moms in Literature

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we celebrate and give the love and affection our own mothers rightfully deserve, let us take the time to celebrate the great moms of literature ( what would we do without their comforting thoughts and words): Continue reading “Ten Best Moms in Literature”