Month: December 2013

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

Top 10 Books I Read in 2013

Howdy Bookworms! Today being New Year’s Eve, it seems only appropriate that I wrap things up with the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish. It’s time to list the Top Ten Books I read in 2013. Wahoo!   1. Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (my review) This book, you guys. I want to chase people around and press copies into their hands. June is such… Read more »

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Kindred by Octavia Butler

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Hi Ho there, Bookworms! I hope everyone’s holidays were spectacular! I know I enjoyed myself, but now ’tis the season to get back in the swing of things. Shall we? I spend an inordinate amount of time daydreaming about how I would cope if I were sucked back in time. I blame Diana Gabaldon for my obsession, but the concept is pretty universal. What would you do? My biggest concern… Read more »

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A Video Christmas Card

Hi Bookworms! I wanted to create a video Christmas card for you because I’m going to be going off the grid for a few days to celebrate. I included the text below the video in case any of you wanted to read as opposed to watching. I certainly don’t blame you. (Although the video does include some of our Christmas decorations, and really, who doesn’t want to see the penguin… Read more »

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Confession Friday (on Thursday): We Fear the Doorbell

Confession Friday (on Thursday): We Fear the Doorbell

Bookworms, I have a confession to make. Jim and I HIDE when the doorbell rings, particularly if it’s after dark. The last winter’s eve visitor we had turned out to be a Mormon missionary. While I respect the rights of all people to practice their respective religions, I would prefer it if I were left alone to practice (or not practice) mine in the privacy of my own home. In… Read more »

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Authors I “Met” in 2013: Top Ten Tuesday!

Authors I “Met” in 2013: Top Ten Tuesday!

Good Day, Glorious Bookworms! I’m getting back on the bandwagon this week with The Broke and The Bookish. It’s THE RETURN of Top Ten Tuesday! The week, the ladies asked us to list our favorite “new to me” authors in 2013. I ran into a whole lot of awesome new-to-me authors this year. Let me tell you ’bout them! 1. Rainbow Rowell: In 2013, I read every book Rainbow Rowell has… Read more »

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The Fellowship of the Worms: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Fellowship of the Worms: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Greetings Fellowship Bookworms, Yes, it’s still the holiday season, and yes, it probably would have been a good idea just to let December ride as far as the Fellowship goes. Unfortunately, I lack vision. At least I had the good sense to pick a tasty morsel of a book this round! Today we will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  WARNING: We will… Read more »

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Flight by Sherman Alexie

Flight by Sherman Alexie

Howdy Bookworms, Remember how I went on a crazy Cyber Monday shopping spree snapping up ALL THE DIGITAL BOOKS?! One of those books was Flight by Sherman Alexie, and holy cats, was it a doozie! Alright, so there’s this kid who calls himself “Zits,” right? Poor guy is 14, in foster care, and suffers from a severe case of acne. He is half Native American, his father is an absent alcoholic, and… Read more »

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Review & GIVEAWAY!!! Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John Oliva

Review & GIVEAWAY!!! Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John Oliva

Greetings Bookworms! I know, I know. I was MIA yesterday. I have a really good reason for going missing that has nothing at all to do with spending my evening having my hair dyed to camouflage my prematurely graying hair… Wait… I mean… Books! I was recently contacted by John Oliva and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing his book Washing Cars and Wasting Time. I don’t often accept review requests… Read more »

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Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn

Good Day, Bookworms! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We had our first snow of the season here, and I did some Christmas shopping. It was all very festive, minus the slick roads. Nobody likes a slick road. In addition to traversing treacherous terrain (say that five times fast) I managed to finish reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn. The Binewskis are a family of carnival folk. Desperate to create… Read more »

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Digital Book Haul… Oh, the SAVINGS!

Digital Book Haul… Oh, the SAVINGS!

Greetings Bookworms! If you’re following me on Facebook (and if you aren’t, why not?!?!) you probably noticed that I have been freaking out over the Kindle deals this week on Amazon. Between Cyber Monday sales and Daily Deals, I’ve purchased SO MANY books this week! I think they deserve their own post, don’t you? 1. Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault: Cost= $1.99. Regular Price = $3.03. Savings = $1.04. I have… Read more »

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