Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”
Over the 200 books I have read in 2019 (I’m still shocked that I read that much), I came across amazing authors where their writing styles and compelling storytelling had me engrossed and wishing that the book never end. When you meet an author that gives you that feeling, they have just become your new favorite author! It might be too soon for some since I only read one book, but I am going to take a leap of faith and keep a lookout for the following authors in 2020:
Pages: 449 pages
Published: March 5, 2019
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction & Literature, Science Fiction, Romance Continue reading “Book Review: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds”
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:
It’s a brand new year…and that a new year of brand new books! From fairy monarchs to sci-fi adventures, this month is starting to turn out to be a great start to another intriguing reading year!
Pages: 203 pages
Published: September 21, 2006 (First published 1924)
Publisher: Modern Library
Genre: Fiction & Literature, Science Fiction, Classics Continue reading “Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin”
Frankenstein, most popular novel by Mary Shelley, is considered to be one of the best horror stories written in literature history. But you do you know the history behind this amazing novel? Here are some little know facts about the novel that took hold on our greatest fears: the consequences of playing God. Continue reading “Little Known Facts About Frankenstein”
This month marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s most popular novel, Frankenstein. For generations, Shelley’s novel has managed to make a name for itself in all forms of literature.
This absolutely one of may favorite books! I never been a big fan of science fiction. But, I consider Frankenstein to be the one novel that sets apart from the other Sci-Fi books. The themes of morality and arrogance are so prevalent, it makes this story so relevant to this day. So in honor of this great achievement, here are some beautifully written quotes and read why Frankenstein is considered to be the best horror story of its time. Continue reading “Celebrating Frankenstein”
Pages: 370 pages
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Science Fiction
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
I am still in awe of what I have just finished. That is how emotionally impacted I was. The Handmaid’s Tale is the first book I ever read by Atwood. It was always on my TBR list and with the recent hype surrounding it, I decided to pick it up and start reading it. Never has there been a novel that was a politically correct story and provided an emotional impact, at the same time. You read this and you will grapple with the many issues that the novel sprouts out. The Handmaid’s Tale opens doors to what most people are afraid to look inside. Continue reading “Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood”