Month: September 2014

Author Event: I Met My Doppelgänger

Author Event: I Met My Doppelgänger

Greetings, Bookworms! I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve always imagined that I look a bit like Danielle Fishel, the actress who played Topanga on Boy Meets World (and now Girl Meets World.) When I was 15, a stranger told me he thought I looked like “Topanga.” I was, of course, THRILLED, because Danielle Fishel was (and is) pretty! And famous! I like compliments, okay? Thus, I’ve stuck with the celebrity doppelgänger schtick… Read more »

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The Sparrow Readalong Finish Line

The Sparrow Readalong Finish Line

Greetings Bookworms! As you know I’ve been participating in a readalong of The Sparrow hosted by Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity. I took a short break from reading this bad boy in the midst of Banned Books Week and Diversiverse, but now that those are in the history books, as it were, I was able to finish reading The Sparrow and what a ride it was! WARNING: If you… Read more »

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Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Fellowship of the Worms Announcement: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King

Greetings Bookworms! You’ll remember that Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays. You may also remember that I’m a ginormous chicken about scary books. I’m feeling brave this month, as long as y’all are willing to join me. To get us in the Halloween spirit, we’re going to tackle a Stephen King novel, and NOT one of the carefully chosen less-horrifying tomes I normally pick. I’ve decided on ‘Salem’s Lot for… Read more »

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Banned Books Week & Diversiverse: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Banned Books Week & Diversiverse: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Hey There, Bookworms! It’s still Banned Books Week, and I’m still celebrating Diversiverse. Today’s book has popped up on the list of Top Ten Banned Books over and over again in recent years, so OF COURSE I had to find out what all the fuss was about. I picked up a copy of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and started reading. Frankly, I’m having a… Read more »

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Top Ten Weirdest Reasons Books are Challenged

Top Ten Weirdest Reasons Books are Challenged

Howdy Howdy Howdy, Bookworms! It’s Banned Books Week still and I thought it might be fun to look at some weird-ass reasons books have been challenged and/or banned. The most common complaints about books are the holy trinity: sex, drugs, and naughty language. Those are the ones you expect to see, you know? Luckily for our reading enjoyment, there are some more entertaining problems that have caused folks to get their… Read more »

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Banned Books Week & Diversiverse: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Banned Books Week & Diversiverse: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Hey there, Bookworms! It’s one of my FAVORITE weeks of the whole year. That’s right kiddos, it’s BANNED BOOKS WEEK! This week I’m going to be basking in the glory of books that have been banned and challenged. I’m planning to, as my friend Shelli is fond of saying, “feed two birds with one scone” (because why would you want to kill the birds?) and chose banned books by authors… Read more »

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Diversiverse! The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Diversiverse! The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

Salutations, Bookworms! I am SO HAPPY to be participating in A More Diverse Universe right now. It’s offered me an opportunity to FINALLY get something off my TBR pile. A few months ago, I won a copy of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan from Monika at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall. I’ve read several Amy Tan novels and enjoyed them immensely, but I felt rather ridiculous knowing… Read more »

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Diversiverse! Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika T Wurth

Diversiverse! Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend by Erika T Wurth

Greetings Bookworms! If you’ve been floating around the book blogosphere at all, you’ve probably noticed there’s a little event going on called A More Diverse Universe. It is, in a word, awesome. The purpose of the event is to encourage readers to step out of their comfort zone (or for me, my lazypants-can’t-be-bothered-to-pay-attention-to-things zone) and pick up books written by people of color. To participate you need to read and review… Read more »

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One is the Loneliest Number: Top Ten Tuesday

One is the Loneliest Number: Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! This week the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have come up with a fabulous topic as inspiration for me to get my list on. Today we’ll be exploring authors I’ve only read one book from and I need to read ALL THE THINGS. You know how it is. You read a book, you’re totally wowed, and you vow to plunge into the author’s back list…. Read more »

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The Sparrow Readalong Halfway Point

The Sparrow Readalong Halfway Point

Take Me To Your Leader, Bookworms! I know, I know. Cheap alien joke. I work with what I’ve got stored in the ol’ gray matter, and sometimes that ain’t much. Terrible jokes aside, today marks the halfway check in point for The Sparrow Readalong hosted by Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity. I love Trish, and not just because she uses the Oxford common in her blog… Read more »

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