Lucy Cuthew Talk Now Online

I had a wonderful time talking to YA author, Lucy Cuthew last week! If you were unable to attend or you want to relive the talk, the full recording is now online. Watch Below!

Author Talk with Lucy Cuthew

Next month is all “booked” with a slew of author talks one after another! First up is UK YA Author, Lucy Cuthew. I got to interview her for my blog, not I get to talk to her in person! Well, virtually in person.

Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR

Poetry can come in different formats. One popular format that is continuing to rise in the genre is novel in verse. Like general poetry, verse novels are musical and provide readers with an emotional experience, just as they would in prose format. It also gives readers a chance to hear various voices, stories, and perspectives,Continue reading “Must Read Novels in Verse For Your TBR”

Fiery and Fierce: Strong Females in YA

Are you looking for fiery and fierce female characters to read to close out Women’s History Month? I am always on the look out for books that contain strong and powerful female characters that readers can identify with and be inspired. And lately I have read stories, mostly in the YA sphere, that has madeContinue reading “Fiery and Fierce: Strong Females in YA”

#PeriodPositivity: Book Recommendations That Are Great Conversation Starters

Talking about a normal bodily function should never be a problem, however, when it comes to periods and mensuration, it always happens to be a taboo subject that is stigmatized and something that is never talked about. It is time to break the stigma. There is a lot of misinformation revolving around periods and thatContinue reading “#PeriodPositivity: Book Recommendations That Are Great Conversation Starters”

Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day! World Book Day is a heavily promoted book celebration in the UK and Ireland. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, this celebration is immersed with activities that are extensive and very exciting, all in for the love of books and reading. Encouraging young children to dressContinue reading “Happy World Book Day!”

Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2020: Adult and Teen Books

You can definitely say 2020 was a year. Although we are definitely eager to forget the chaos and the mayhem that this crazy year has brought us, 2020 is a year that has introduced me to great reads that has brought me so much joy and and really got me through these troubled times. SoContinue reading “Cup of Tea’s Best Books of 2020: Adult and Teen Books”

National Poetry Day 2020

Today is National Poetry Day! It is safe to say that this year we needed poetry to soothe and calm us of our anxiety and fears that we have been feeling lately. It is important now more than ever to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year I have just done that. I have comeContinue reading “National Poetry Day 2020”

Blog Post: YA Novels Are Not Just For Teens

I recently wrote a blog post for the book website, MyVLF, discussing about many YA Novels from great authors like Sarah Crossan, Dean Atta, Manjeet Mann and so much more!

Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers

The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read. Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame televisionContinue reading “Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers”