Category Winners of the 2018 Costa Book Awards

The category winners for the 2018 Costa Book Awards have just been announced. The Costa Book Awards is one the UK’s most prestigious literary prizes that recognizes great books throughout the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

I enjoy this book award since the books that are picked, either shortlisted or the winners, are always good book choices and great reads to add to your TBR shelf. The coveted Costa Book of the Year 2018 will be announced on January 29.

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Save Tea & Sympathy!

I normally don’t advocate for private businesses on my blog. However, this is one business that holds a special place in my heart. Continue reading “Save Tea & Sympathy!”

Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed

Milkman by Anna Burns was announced yesterday as the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Continue reading “Man Booker Prize Winner Revealed”

Friday Debate: US Second Titles

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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:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: US Second Titles”

Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist

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The Man Booker Prize has just announced the six books that have made the shortlist for the 2018 prize. Let’s check out the books that made the cut: Continue reading “Man Booker Prize 2018 Shortlist”

Friday Debate: Global Warming

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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:  Continue reading “Friday Debate: Global Warming”

Book Review: Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays

Format: Paperback

Pages: 220 pages

Published: July 1, 2009 (First published 1796)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time

For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared.  Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”

Book Review: Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

Format: Paperback

Pages: 336 pages

Published: September 3, 2001 (first published November 1969)

Publisher: Harper

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“Sanditon”, Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel, Comes to PBS’s Masterpiece

Calling all Jane Austen fans!

Jane Austen’s last uncompleted novel, Sanditon, will be adapted to the small screen. This will be a joint production by ITV, Red Planet Pictures and Masterpiece by PBS.  Continue reading ““Sanditon”, Jane Austen’s Unfinished Novel, Comes to PBS’s Masterpiece”