The Jane Austen Book Club 2017

Jane Austen is ultimately one of the more famous literary novelists of all time. Her works have stood the test of time, remaining relevant in the 21st century due to their universal themes and ideas which have resonated  with readers alike for centuries. Austen is known Image result for jane austen booksfor her six major novels; Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice,  Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey (listed by order of publication) as well as Love and Friendship, a novel which is told through a series of letters. Her novels commented on the life of the British landed Gentry during the 18th century exploring the role of women and their dependence on a well-suited marriage as well as social standing and status. Her novels, which have been described as clever and humorous have inspired other works both novels and films alike with her irony and realism earning her a place among the great historical and classic writers.

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A Court of Wings and Ruin Cover Reveal & Initial Reactions

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Do you remember when this was all we had? A black background with our shiny new, glorious title ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’? Well now not only do we have a name (which let me tell you I practically cried over) now we have a cover too! And no, not just one cover but two covers – UK and US (which I will both being buying because they are just EVERYTHING). So without further ado lets reveal these gorgeous covers that I need on my book shelves and get into my reaction to the covers and, what I think ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ might bring. I would also love to hear your own fan theories – who knows? Maybe together we can uncover some elements! 🙂

BUT BEWARE TO ALL YE WHO ENTER

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ‘A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES’ OR ‘A COURT OF MIST AND FURY’ THIS IS SO NOT THE POST FOR YOU. THINGS DISCUSSED WILL GIVE AWAY KEY PLOT ELEMENTS AND SPOILERS SO EITHER READ AT YOUR OWN RISK OR COME BACK LATER.

Sorry guys!

#sorrynotsorry

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The Assassin’s Blade Review

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The Twist of A Knife.
The Birth of A Legend…

Celaena Sardothien owes her reputation to Arobynn Hamel. He gave her a home at the Assassins’ Guild and taught her the skills she needed to survive.

Arobynn’s enemies stretch far and wide – from Adarlan’s rooftops and its filthy dens, to remote islands and hostile deserts. Celaena is duty-bound to hunt them down. But behind her assignments lies a dark truth that will seal her fate – and cut her heart in two forever…

Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine and find out how the legend begins in the five page-turning prequel novellas to the New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series.

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Book Tag: The Mystery Blogger Award

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Hey guys!

Today I am back with yet another book tag but hold on – this one is not at all like other book tags. Why you may ask? Because Books and Tea Leaves has hit a milestone and has been nominated by BooksPoemsClouds to do the Mystery Blogger Award, originally created by  Okoto Enigma. For those of you just joining the blog I should point out that normally I’m not nominated to do tags as my blog is only just starting out. So you can imagine I am very excited. So thank you BooksPoemsClouds for recognizing my humble blog with your nomination. 🙂 It’s very much appreciated!

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Show & Tell: Illuminae & Gemina Autographed Editions

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Signed copies are priceless – well, to us book hoarders/collectors/nerds anyway.They are like a pirate’s bounty to us; we hunt them down, treasure map in hand and walk the ends of the earth (or at least our bookstores anyway) to find them. Whether you are an avid collector or just starting out, you will never forget your first autographed edition.

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A YEAR IN BOOKS – BEST AND WORST OF 2016 PART 2

So a few great things have happened in the space between posting Best and Worst of 2016 Part 1 and now part 2. Firstly – i’ts now officially 2017 so Happy New Year! Secondly, only yesterday I officially closed a chapter of my life – I turned 20! No longer a teenager I am so ready to take on the world as I venture forth into a new decade and plenty of new books.

BUT:

I’m getting ahead of myself – before we run towards 2017 let’s reflect back on 2016. I’ve shared my top five picks for 2016 so now let me share some of the books that just didn’t cut it for me. And, let me tell you book nerds it is quiet a controversial list yet don’t let my thought deter you from what could be an epic read. This is merely my opinion and by now means the only or right one. What I might have found the worst could be one of your best reads! Enjoy 🙂

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