Month: August 2014

Double Vision (An Idiosyncratic Lit List)

Double Vision (An Idiosyncratic Lit List)

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! It’s been a while since I put together an Idiosyncratic Lit List, and after reading Two Lovely Berries last week, I’m inspired to talk about twins in literature. I’m seeing double here, kids. Let’s get twinny with it. 1. Nora and Aubrey Daley from Two Lovely Berries by AM Blair (review): Oh these girls! They knew they’d never be the dress-alike-and-live-together-forever kind of twins, but they didn’t see all… Read more »

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Two Lovely Berries by AM Blair

Two Lovely Berries by AM Blair

Greetings Bookworms! Let’s talk for a minute about self published books, shall we? Now. Most of these conversations consist of bloggers explaining why they won’t read self pubs and self pubbed authors complaining that nobody will give them a chance. There have been a million posts written about how to approach bloggers and pitching your work and whatever. You know what works for me? Establish yourself as a blogger. Write… Read more »

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Audio Books: A Love Letter

Audio Books: A Love Letter

Greetings Bookworms, In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been talking about audio books more than usual. I decided it was time to get it over with and just profess my undying affection for the audio book. My girl Esther from Macmillan Audio has hooked me up with some sample chapters for your listening pleasure. Now, without further ado. Audio books, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways… 1. I… Read more »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Salutations Bookworms, Some things just go together. Coffee and cream. Peanut butter and chocolate. Spaghetti and meatballs. Jane Austen and undead creatures. Yep, I recently enjoyed the audio book version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It’s an odd little mash-up of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s vision of how Austen’s England would have responded to a zombie apocalypse. The version I listened to (wahooooo library!) was… Read more »

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WTF?! (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer)

WTF?! (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer)

Greetings Bookworms, I should probably not be allowed to go onto NetGalley. I am entirely too susceptible to “the next big thing” and I end up picking up books I’d never ordinarily look into. Sometimes it’s a great way to get me out of my comfort zone. Other times, I’m just left scratching my head wondering WTF just happened. Enter David Shafer’s new novel, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. *I received a… Read more »

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You Want Me to Read What?! (Top Ten Tuesday)

You Want Me to Read What?! (Top Ten Tuesday)

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! I’ve been out of the listing game the past couple of weeks, but I am jumping back in with both feet. Today’s prompt (thanks, as always, to the folks at The Broke and the Bookish) is books that people have recommended to us. I’m kicking this bad boy up a notch and calling out some of the insatiable book pushers who have demanded I read all the… Read more »

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I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Hey there Bookworms, I really love humorous memoirs, the more neurotic, the better. When I ran across I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley on my library’s list of immediately available digital audio books, I couldn’t help myself. The only think I love more than this book genre is cake! (I really like cake, damnit!) If you’re not sure audio books are for you, I encourage you to… Read more »

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Six Degrees of Separation: Gone Girl

Six Degrees of Separation: Gone Girl

Howdy Bookworms! It’s time again for my favorite monthly meme, Six Degrees of Separation, hosted by Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman. This month’s starting point is Gone Girl (review), which is awesome, as my HIGHLY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH has shown that if Kevin Bacon were a book, he’d be Gone Girl. Kismet, no? 1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. My first stop on this crazy train is going to be in Hannibal, MO…. Read more »

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Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

Greetings, Bookworms! You know how I’m always rattling on and on about books and how you should read them? Sometimes I actually take other people’s advice. Really. I listen when you give me suggestions, I promise. Case in point. A few weeks ago I put together an Idiosyncratic Lit List dedicated to robot stories. When I posed the question at the end of the post as to what I’m missing… Read more »

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It’s My Blogiversary, and I’ve GoneReading!

It’s My Blogiversary, and I’ve GoneReading!

Salutations Bookworms! Today makes TWO YEARS since I set up shop on this here blog. I KNOW, I’m shocked too! Clearly, we have to celebrate this milestone, and as luck would have it, the good folks at GoneReading are here to help! I was at a loss for what to use as a giveaway prize. I mean, the two year anniversary according to the internet is the cotton anniversary. As… Read more »

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