Month: April 2013

Get Swept Up In The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Get Swept Up In The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway

Salutations, Bookworms! I’ve been a book blogger for a while now, 8 months or so. I’m still not entirely sure what I’m doing, but I’m pretty sure I’m doing something RIGHT, because I recently got an email from a publisher offering me a free book! Now, this is not the first time I’ve been offered a book, but it IS the first time I’ve accepted one, since time constraints and/or… Read more »

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Stuff & Nonsense: A Shopping List For The Bookish

Stuff & Nonsense: A Shopping List For The Bookish

Happy Friday Wormy Worms! The internet is chock full of cool stuff you can buy. Sure, a lot of it is ridiculous and/or prohibitively expensive, but it’s fun to look at. Sooooo… Let’s go shopping for bookish nonsense! Yowza. That handsome devil on the throw pillow is Lewis Carroll. How much fun would this be in your living room? You can find these bad boys at Uncommon Goods, which is… Read more »

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What The Frodo?! (In Which Katie Begins The Lord of the Rings)

What The Frodo?! (In Which Katie Begins The Lord of the Rings)

Vedui’ Parma Loki! Oh yeah. That just happened. I just greeted y’all in ELVISH. Thanks to some random internet English to Elvish translator, I was able to come up with “Greetings Book Snakes!” (Worms was not listed in the translator. I improvised.) I have a feeling if, say, Legolas, were out there reading my blog, he’d be all, “You’re bastardizing my people’s beautiful language!” Luckily, Elvish isn’t a real language,… Read more »

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Once Upon A Time, Before Words For Worms… (Top Ten Tuesday- The Prequel)

Once Upon A Time, Before Words For Worms… (Top Ten Tuesday- The Prequel)

Good Day Bookworms! It’s Tuesday, which can mean quite a number of things… What it means on this blog, however, is that we make LISTS. That’s right, it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish! This week’s topic is the top ten books I read before I was a blogger. Here’s the thing. A lot of stuff I’ve blogged about, I read before I was a… Read more »

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The Curious Incident of the Suburban Baby Shower

The Curious Incident of the Suburban Baby Shower

Hello My Bookworms, I’ve had a busy weekend! I took a road trip back to my old stomping grounds to help my mom throw a baby shower for my sister. Now, I have a number of honorary nieces and nephews, and I love them all dearly. However, this will be my first go at biological Aunt-hood so it’s a pretty big deal. A couple of cool things happened (in addition… Read more »

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Bookish Boombox: A Mix Tape Masterpiece

Are you ready to ROCK, Bookworms? The thing about writing a book blog is that if you have a slow reading week, you start running out of material. When I was composing yesterday’s Eleanor & Park review, I spent a lot of time thinking about high school and the parts of it that didn’t suck. One of my FAVORITE high school pastimes was making mix tapes. I’d comb my CD… Read more »

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Eleanor & Park: It'll Take You Back Faster Than a Whiff of Unwashed Gym Suit.

Eleanor & Park: It'll Take You Back Faster Than a Whiff of Unwashed Gym Suit.

Sup Bookworms?! I say “sup” because that was the thing to say when I was in high school. During high school,  I absolutely refused to use the term on the grounds that contractions should use apostrophes. I also wrote song lyrics out on the backs of all the notes I passed between classes and pasted magazine photo collages of grunge rockers onto my notebooks. (A 16 year old girl is… Read more »

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I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

I've Got a Crush on You! And you, and you, and you, too!

Hey There Bookworms, Before I get into today’s Top Ten Tuesday list, I want to take a moment to give a shout-out to the Hubs. That’s right, today Jim turns 31. Happy Birthday! The thing that makes this birthday extra super special is that it is ALSO the anniversary of our first date. The TENTH anniversary. (For a first date that took place on a 21st birthday, it was shockingly… Read more »

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Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Howdy Bookworms, I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have recovered from your chocolate bunny and jelly bean comas on this fine morning. It’s April Fool’s Day, but I’m not a fan of the holiday. I am a terrible liar, and I’m also embarrassingly gullible. Not a good combination. Plus, pranks have a way of turning mean, and I’m not a fan of meanness either. So. Let’s talk about…… Read more »

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