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 Continue reading “Book Review: The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven”

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

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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. Continue reading “2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Scandal”

New Feature: Friday Debate

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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, and of course, books!

So let’s start off our inaugural day with a tantalizing question:

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

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Format: Hardcover

Pages: 752 pages

Published: October 3, 2017

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novel

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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 a daily basis attracts us to unwanted attention. Sexual harassment, unfortunately, is front and center in public service jobs.

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