Book Review: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 449 pages

Published: March 5, 2019

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

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Friday Debate: Women and Fantasy

Friday Deabte

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:

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Books to Read This Month: January Edition

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!

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Book Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Format: Paperback

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”

Little Known Facts About Frankenstein

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”

Celebrating 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”

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

7439970Format:  Paperback

Pages: 370 pages

Published: 1985

Publisher: Vintage Classics

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Science Fiction

 

 

Synopsis:

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”