Cuppa Jo: A Daily Dose of Literature and Life

Trisha Jo. ‘88. Grad Student. Writer. Literature, Film, and Music Snob. Libertarian. Foodie. Culture Connoisseur.

“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” 

Read of the Day: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Click the photo to read and download a .pdf version of this classic novel, which is often lauded as one of the most influential works of fiction ever penned. 

“A strong woman who recklessly throws away her strength, she is worse than a weak woman who has never had any strength to throw away.” 

Read of the Day: Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Click the photo to read and download a .pdf version of this classic novel, which is often lauded as one of the most influential works of fiction ever penned. 


“They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.” 

Read of the Day: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 

Click the photo to download a full-text (doc) version of this groundbreaking and award-winning collection of short stories. 

“They carried all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried.” 

Read of the Day: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 

Click the photo to download a full-text (doc) version of this groundbreaking and award-winning collection of short stories. 


"There are things in that wallpaper that nobody know about but me, or ever will."

Read of the Day: ”The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 

Click the photo for a full-text version of the short story. 
"There are things in that wallpaper that nobody know about but me, or ever will."

Read of the Day: ”The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 

Click the photo for a full-text version of the short story.