The 7th Annual Books Oscars

The 7th Annual Books Oscars

Roll out the red carpet, it’s time for the annual Tea and Ink Society Book Oscars! Out of all the books I read in 2022, these are the ones I’m awarding for Best Heroine, Best Setting and Descriptions, Best Nonfiction, and seven other categories. See which books topped my list, and which ones were disappointments.

12 of Literature’s Greatest Antiheroes and Antiheroines, and Where to Find Them

12 of Literature’s Greatest Antiheroes and Antiheroines, and Where to Find Them

Meet 12 compelling antiheroes and antiheroines from classic literature. You may love to hate them, grudgingly admire them, or shamelessly judge them. Regardless, they’ll have you turning pages to find out how their stories end. Antiheroes are some of the most fascinating protagonists you’ll come across in Bookland, and literature is full of them. That…

Classic African-American Novels You Need to Read

Classic African-American Novels You Need to Read

These classic novels by black authors explore the African-American experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from pre-Civil War through Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance era through the Great Depression and World War II. Add these fiction classics of African-American literature to your reading list! Do you know what thrills me about classic literature? There is…

13 Unfinished Classics: Incomplete Novels from Some of the World’s Greatest Authors

13 Unfinished Classics: Incomplete Novels from Some of the World’s Greatest Authors

These unfinished novels were penned by some of the world’s most famous authors, who died before they could complete their manuscripts. Some of these incomplete books had the potential to become masterpieces…unfortunately, we’ll never know exactly how their authors would’ve written the endings! Sometimes an author’s own life story ends before they have a chance…

Book Oscars: Volume VI

Book Oscars: Volume VI

It’s award season! For the books I read, that is. Here are my 2022 Book Oscar picks gleaned from my personal reading log. Out of many contenders, these eight books won awards for their protagonists, settings, dialogue, and more. It’s my habit to look back over the books I logged during the year and select…

2022 Classics Reading Challenge!

2022 Classics Reading Challenge!

Want to challenge yourself to read more classic books in 2022? This classics reading challenge will broaden your knowledge of classic literature and old books with a range of genres, literary periods, and famous authors. 2022 Classics Reading Challenge for Classic Literature I’m doing something new this year and hosting our first-ever classic book reading…

Music Inspired By Literature: A Conversation with Méabh Stanford

Music Inspired By Literature: A Conversation with Méabh Stanford

Indie pop singer-songwriter Méabh Stanford creates music that bookworms will appreciate. Drawing inspiration from literature and tying it to real-life experiences, her music reflects the intricacies of human interactions and the influence media has upon them. I recently had the chance to meet (via the internet) singer-songwriter Méabh Stanford. Méabh is 16 and a full-time…

GazeboTV Review (and Coupon Code!): Family-Friendly Streaming Service for Period Drama

GazeboTV Review (and Coupon Code!): Family-Friendly Streaming Service for Period Drama

Want more wholesome, family-friendly shows to watch but DON’T want to pay for another subscription? GazeboTV is a pay-as-you-go streaming platform for period drama from Sullivan Entertainment. This post is sponsored by Sullivan Entertainment, and all opinions are quite my own. I received free content to help me prepare this review of GazeboTV. GazeboTV: The…

Remaking The Enchanted April: Movie Dream Cast for the Book’s Centennial

Remaking The Enchanted April: Movie Dream Cast for the Book’s Centennial

Since its publication in 1922, Elizabeth Von Arnim’s novel The Enchanted April has cast its spell over thousands of readers. Yet this charming novel has only been adapted for the screen twice in the last hundred years! In anticipation of the book’s upcoming centennial, I’m calling for a movie remake of The Enchanted April…and I’ve…

The Art of Seasonal Reading

The Art of Seasonal Reading

Seasonal reading is the practice of choosing your reading material to match the moods and seasons of the calendar. Here’s an exploration of this reading method, and why every bookworm should give seasonal reading a try. Read According to the Seasons: Start a Seasonal Reading Habit When a good author writes a good novel, they’re…

12 Perfect Rainy Day Reads

12 Perfect Rainy Day Reads

When rain falls, books call. Answer the summons with one of these novels that are perfect for cozy, rainy day reading at home. Books to Read on a Rainy Day Close your eyes for a minute (when you’re done reading this sentence), and answer this question: What would you most want to do if it…

Curating Your L. M. Montgomery Collection: The Best and Most Beautiful Book Covers for Anne, Emily, and more

Curating Your L. M. Montgomery Collection: The Best and Most Beautiful Book Covers for Anne, Emily, and more

Want to build your L. M. Montgomery collection with the most beautiful book editions and cover art? I scoured the internet for the best copies of Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, The Blue Castle, and every other Montgomery novel. Happy shopping! Finding the Best L. M. Montgomery Book Editions I had fun…

Ultimate List of Classic Chapter Books to Read Aloud with Your Kids (or to read on your own…)

Ultimate List of Classic Chapter Books to Read Aloud with Your Kids (or to read on your own…)

Ever wondered what classic chapter books are worth adding to your family’s library? These 50 chapter book picks are child and parent approved, and make for excellent family read-alouds! Get your children hooked on classic books from an early age–or use this reading list to fill in the gaps with children’s classics you may have…

Banned Books Week: Yay or Nay?

Banned Books Week: Yay or Nay?

Banned Books Week gets national recognition each year. But is book censorship really a national issue? Here’s one book blogger’s take on Banned Books Week and the hype surrounding it. Banned Books Week: It’s Not What You Think The last week of September usually marks the annual Banned Books Week, founded in 1982 and promoted…

Terrible Book Covers: Hilariously Bad Book Covers of Your Favourite Classic Novels

Terrible Book Covers: Hilariously Bad Book Covers of Your Favourite Classic Novels

When you need a good laugh, check out these cringe-worthy, terrible book covers for literary classics! These are good books with bad covers; the classics like you’ve never seen…or read! Terrible Book Covers for Classic Novels Publishers–and individuals–are constantly churning out new editions of the classics. Many classics are in the public domain, so anyone…

A Bookworm’s Guide to Decluttering Your Bookshelves (and why you would even consider such a thing)

A Bookworm’s Guide to Decluttering Your Bookshelves (and why you would even consider such a thing)

Decluttering your bookshelves isn’t easy when you’re a bibliophile. Here’s why it’s a good idea to declutter your book collection, plus practical steps (and a bit of book collecting wisdom from Anne of Green Gables). How to Declutter Books If you already know me from my other blog, you know decluttering is a passion of…

Solving the Mystery: What I Love and Hate about this Enduring Literary Genre

Solving the Mystery: What I Love and Hate about this Enduring Literary Genre

There’s a lot to love about the mystery genre, but sometimes mystery novels and detective fiction can be pretty problematic, too. Here’s where this genre flourishes, and where it fails. Thoughts on the Mystery Genre Guest post by Katherine Ladny Mitchell The first time I read a yellow-bound Nancy Drew novel, it was not love…

10 Books Every Slytherin Should Add to Their Reading List (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

10 Books Every Slytherin Should Add to Their Reading List (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

Books for Slytherins aren’t as hard to come by as you might think! Here’s a wide range of books that will appeal to Slytherins, from YA novels to classic literature. Perfect for anyone who enjoys reading based on their Hogwarts House! Books for Slytherins: What to Read Based on Your Hogwarts House Harry Potter is…

10 Books That Are Perfect for Hufflepuffs (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

10 Books That Are Perfect for Hufflepuffs (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

If you’re a Hufflepuff, you’ll love this Hufflepuff House reading list, created with you in mind! These 10 novels are full of literary Hufflepuffs known for their loyalty, hard work, and quiet heroism. This reading list includes YA books for Hufflepuffs and classic novels Hufflepuffs will love. Best Books for Hufflepuffs: What to Read Based…

If I Could Be Like My Favourite Literary Heroines, This Is the Kind of Person I’d Be

If I Could Be Like My Favourite Literary Heroines, This Is the Kind of Person I’d Be

The best literary heroines are worth imitating. These women may be (mostly) fictional, but they have a great deal to teach us about ourselves and the real-life stories we find ourselves in. Classic Literary Heroines Worth Emulating Some people gobble up self help and development books like their personal success really does depend on it….

Heroic Novels Every Gryffindor Should Read (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

Heroic Novels Every Gryffindor Should Read (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

Books for Gryffindors are full of adventure and heroism! Gryffindor personality types value courage and daring, and these books won’t disappoint. This Gryffindor house reading list includes classic books, YA novels, and contemporary fiction. Books for Gryffindors: What to Read Based on Your Hogwarts House Among the four Hogwarts Houses of the Harry Potter series, Ravenclaws…

Witty Books True Ravenclaws Will Appreciate (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

Witty Books True Ravenclaws Will Appreciate (Hogwarts House Reading Lists)

Ravenclaws will love this Hogwarts House reading list! Known for their cleverness and love of knowledge, Ravenclaw personality types are often bookish types, too. If you love intelligent books that are full of wit and whimsy, these 10 reads won’t disappoint. Find suggestions below for YA books for Ravenclaws, classic novels, and contemporary fiction. Books…

The Real Reasons You’re Not Reading as Much as You Should Be (and how to read more as an adult)

The Real Reasons You’re Not Reading as Much as You Should Be (and how to read more as an adult)

Want to get back into reading? Here’s a look at the reasons why adults read less than they used to, plus exactly what you can do about it and how to read more! 5 Reasons Adults Don’t Read, with Strategies and Solutions to Read More as an Adult Sometimes we give ourselves labels and we…

6 Reasons Why We Need a Remake of the BBC North and South (and one reason we don’t)

6 Reasons Why We Need a Remake of the BBC North and South (and one reason we don’t)

Many period drama fans love the 2004 BBC North and South miniseries, but it fails Elizabeth Gaskell’s original novel. Here’s why fans of the book need a new definitive version. Fifteen years ago Elizabeth Gaskell’s 1885 novel North and South may have been one of the best-kept secrets of Victorian literature. But when the BBC miniseries…

10 Memorable Literary Friendships that Will Inspire You to Be a Better Friend

10 Memorable Literary Friendships that Will Inspire You to Be a Better Friend

These famous literary friendships from classic books show us what it looks like to be a true friend in our own real-world relationships. Here you’ll find strong female friendships in literature, unlikely duos, and famous literary trios. Why not read these books about friendship with your own bestie? It’s always fun to discuss a book…