Book Review: The Burning by Laura Bates

Format: Paperback Pages: 352 pages Published: February 21, 2019 (US: April 7, 2020) Publisher: Simon Schuster Children’s UK (US Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire) Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Book Review: The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Format: Hardcover Pages: 400 pages Published: October 8, 2019 Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Genre: Fiction & Literature, Historical Fiction, Romance

Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Format: Hardcover Pages: 352 pages Published: June 11, 2019 Publisher: HarperTeen Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Contemporary

Book Review: SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

Format: Hardcover Pages: 304 pages Published: March 12, 2019 Publisher: Viking Books Genre: Young Adult, Nonfiction, Poetry, Biographies & Memoirs

2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Torn apart by infighting and resignations, the Swedish Academy, the committee who awards the laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature, announced that no award will be given this year due to the allegations of sexual misconduct, financial malpractice and leaks. The Academy made the announcement early this morning.

New Feature: Friday Debate

Have you ever wanted to have an honest and healthy discussion online? Here is your chance! I am introducing a new feature on cup of tea with that book, please, Friday Debate, where I will pose a question/opinion poll every Friday where there’ll be an open dialogue on various topics ranging from news, politics, education,Continue reading “New Feature: Friday Debate”

Book Review: Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson

Format: Hardcover Pages: 752 pages Published: October 3, 2017 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novel

Weekly Tea Discussion: Public Harassment

Librarians have to deal with a lot. Of course, there is this false perception that all we do is read at the desk all day. I wish that was the case. Librarians are teachers, caregivers and social workers. We are at the forefront of public interaction. And having to deal with the public on aContinue reading “Weekly Tea Discussion: Public Harassment”