Month: February 2013

Astray by Emma Donoghue and The World's Oldest Profession

Astray by Emma Donoghue and The World's Oldest Profession

Cheerio, Bookworms! There are some really awesome book bloggers out there, did you know that? Jen at The Relentless Reader was tweeting about cleaning out her bookshelves a while back and offered up her ARC of Astray by Emma Donoghue. How nice is that?! (The answer is SUPER NICE.) So anyway, I was like “Oh please pick me!” And she was like, “I don’t even think you’re a little bit… Read more »

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Matched by Ally Condie: It's A Little Like A Lot

Matched by Ally Condie: It's A Little Like A Lot

Hi Bookworms, Remember when I promised to read Matched by Ally Condie? Let it never be said that Katie does not keep her promises! Matched is the first book of a young adult dystopian trilogy. We begin the story with Cassia, a 16 year old girl on her way to her Match Banquet. The Match Banquet is like a cross between a debutant ball and an arranged marriage ceremony (you’ll be… Read more »

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Down The Rabbit Hole: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Down The Rabbit Hole: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Bookworms! Before I start talking books today, I want to tell y’all some pretty crazy news. Over the weekend I found out that I made it into the finals of the 2013 Bloggie Awards. I’m completely flabbergasted, because I am up for Best Written Weblog in a category with my super pal, Quirky Chrissy, The BLOGGESS (OMG), and The Pioneer Woman. Also in our… Read more »

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Tropical Paradise meets Tragic Disease: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Tropical Paradise meets Tragic Disease: Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

Aloha, Bookworms. This month’s selection for the “My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors” book club was Moloka’i by Alan Brennert. It’s set in a tropical paradise (Hawaii, if you hadn’t guessed by my greeting) but the subject matter was anything but a luau. Leprosy! What do you know about it? Before reading this book, I knew surprisingly little. I knew that when lepers were depicted in movies about the… Read more »

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You Sure Are Lookin' Good: Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

You Sure Are Lookin' Good: Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde

What big eyes you have, Bookworms! How much have you been digging Project Fairy Tale? I lot, I assume. I mean, it has been, for lack of a better word, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. The latest addition to my Little Red Riding Hood repertoire is a collection of short stories by Vivian Vande Velde. Cloaked in Red takes Little Red Riding Hood and morphs her from fairy tale victim to feisty vixen (and… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Characters in… Historical Fiction!

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite Characters in… Historical Fiction!

Greetings, Bookworms. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “OMG I have been waiting ALL WEEK to read another LIST written by Katie at the behest of The Broke and The Bookish!” I live to serve, my friends. This week we got to pick our top ten characters from any genre. I decided to go with Historical Fiction because I love it so so so much. Also, I’ve read a… Read more »

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Gold! Always Believe In Your Soul: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Gold! Always Believe In Your Soul: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Bonjour Bookworms! I like getting my reading material for free when I can, so I’m constantly checking up on my library’s digital selections. Though they’re not as extensive as I would like, sometimes I’ll get the chance try something out that I’m too “on the fence” about to purchase. In my most recent foray, I sampled The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist tells the tale of a young shepherd from Spain… Read more »

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Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Happy Friday Bookworms! It’s time to delve back into the wonder that is Project Fairy Tale. I’ve mentioned that the lovely Alison at The Cheap Reader is hosting this event, but I should also mention that my pal Quirky Chrissy (who I know in real life and EVERYTHING) is also participating by dissecting Rumpelstiltskin. Check them out if you’re so inclined. Now, without further ado… Remember back a couple of… Read more »

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Valentine's Day Makes McFools of Us All: A Sonnet

Valentine's Day Makes McFools of Us All: A Sonnet

Hello my Bookworms, Today is Valentine’s Day. We’ve never been big on the hearts and cupids hoopla, but we celebrate in our own way. I’ve written a sonnet (Shakespeare, I am all kinds of sorry for using your rhyme scheme for such a piece of nonsense.) I dedicate this poem to my husband, Jim. He’s been putting up with my antics for nearly 10 years, so he deserves some (terrible)… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Top Ten Tuesday: The Language of Romance

Hola, Gusanos de Libros! I just spoke SPANISH. Badly probably. Whatever. Today is Tuesday which means… TOP TEN TUESDAY with The Broke and The Bookish! Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, today’s theme is, appropriately, Top Ten Romances (ooh la la!) <— See that?! FRENCH! Without further ado, I shall list for you the Top Ten Greatest Romances in the History of Literature… And Time Eternal. (I have… Read more »

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