Month: April 2013

Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Salutations, Bookworms! I know you stayed up all night trying to guess the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish, didn’t you?! This week we’ve been asked to list off the top ten words or phrases that make us want to pick up a book. I’m a refined consumer of literature, see? JUST because a book says something saucy on the book jacket doesn’t… Read more »

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Maybe I’m A-Mazed by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner

Maybe I’m A-Mazed by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner

Happy Monday, Bookworms! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was busy and I got to spend it in Chicago with an array of my FAVORITE PEOPLE EVER! So. I am exhausted, but so happy. However. You are not here to listen me brag about a fun weekend with people I love. No, no. I shall simply keep the epic-ness of it all to myself for the time being. You are here… Read more »

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Maybe I'm A-Mazed by James Dashner's The Maze Runner

Maybe I'm A-Mazed by James Dashner's The Maze Runner

Happy Monday, Bookworms! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was busy and I got to spend it in Chicago with an array of my FAVORITE PEOPLE EVER! So. I am exhausted, but so happy. However. You are not here to listen me brag about a fun weekend with people I love. No, no. I shall simply keep the epic-ness of it all to myself for the time being. You are here… Read more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Silver Star…(The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Silver Star…(The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls)

Howdy Bookworms! I like to browse Amazon when I’ve got some down time. I’m always amused by what they “recommend” to me. As you know, on occasion I enjoy a trashy romance novel. It’s always funny to see my recommendations after I’ve downloaded one of those bad boys. Sometimes, though, their magical Amazon algorithms work appropriately and aren’t distracted by outliers. The other day I was hunting for a good… Read more »

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Celebrating World Penguin Day With a Letter From Alfred

Celebrating World Penguin Day With a Letter From Alfred

Happy World Penguin Day, Bookworms! Were you unaware of the occasion? I couldn’t let it slip by without recognition, and I think I’ve come up with an appropriate celebration. I was recently given a belated birthday gift that is, in a word, exceptional. I now have in my service this incredibly dapper gentlebird: This is my new penguin butler. His name is Alfred, after Batman’s butler, because we want to… Read more »

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Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Tis Tuesday, my dear Bookworms! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is brought to you, as usual by The Broke and The Bookish. They’ve asked the book bloggers of the internet to list out the books we’ve read that really weren’t what we were expecting. Something you thought you’d love but didn’t? Something you thought would be terrible that you adored? Let’s get to listing! Katie Is Disappointed 1. A Visit… Read more »

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Someday, Someday, Maybe, I'll Be As Cool As Lauren Graham

Someday, Someday, Maybe, I'll Be As Cool As Lauren Graham

Happy Monday, Bookworms! I just finished reading Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lorelai Gilmore Lauren Graham. Why yes, this is a novel written by an actress. A novel. Not a memoir, not a cookbook, not a lifestyle tome. A novel. And you know something? It’s pretty good! I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I am a ginormous Gilmore Girls fan. Like, I own all 7 seasons on DVD, and I… Read more »

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Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley… And Katie's Phobias

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley… And Katie's Phobias

Have you heard the good news, Bookworms? Have I ever told you about my intense, paralyzing fear of religious cults? The Children of the Corn is the most terrifying movie I have ever seen. I have absolutely no intention of ever reading the book, because that would be giving the creepy preacher kid permission inhabit and chew up my soul. When I saw that I’d been pre-approved for Amity &… Read more »

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All You Need Is Love… And Warm Bodies (by Isaac Marion)

All You Need Is Love… And Warm Bodies (by Isaac Marion)

Braaaaaaaaains… I mean, Bookworms. Sorry about that, guys. I just finished reading Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion and I’m still recovering. It’s an uplifting zombie novel with heart (beating and otherwise…) It’s not often I get to use the word “uplifting” in conjunction with “zombie,” but Warm Bodies is a rare novel. We start off in an airport that is no longer functioning. It’s home to “R” and countless other zombies. R is… Read more »

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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

What’s Up, Bookworms? The ladies at The Broke and The Bookish do an amazing job of coming up with Top Ten Tuesday prompts, you know? They’ve kept this going for a couple of years now, which is kind of incredible. This week’s topic is a “rewind,” so it gives me the opportunity to do one of the top ten lists that were used before I started blogging. I have chosen… Read more »

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