Month: February 2015

Conversations With My Husband

Conversations With My Husband

Happy Friday, Bookworms! Sometimes I feel that the conversations that go on in my house need to be shared with the world. It might explain some things. The following exchange occurred last weekend. Jim: If your blog were a celebrity, who would it be? Katie: Hmmm… I’m not really sure. Visions of Reese Witherspoon are dancing in my head, but I think that’s just because we share a birthday. What do… Read more »

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Packing for Mars by Mary Roach is Out of This World!

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach is Out of This World!

Bookworms, We Have a Problem. I’m LYING. I’m just trying to make space jokes because I just finished listening to the awesome audio book version of Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. I don’t read a lot of non fiction, but now that I’ve discovered Mary Roach, that may all change. Packing for Mars is ostensibly about what a mission to Mars would entail mingled with a history lesson of human… Read more »

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Being Your Own Hero: Top Ten Tuesday

Being Your Own Hero: Top Ten Tuesday

Hi Ho Bookworms! Oh Tuesday, my Tuesday. It is the most glorious day to make a list. This week the folks at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list our Top Ten Heroines. I’ve played this game before, with fictional ladies, so this time, I’m going to list ladies who are heroes of their own lives and talk about memoir-istas. I just made that a thing. You… Read more »

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Ruth Reichl’s Debut Novel is Delicious!

Ruth Reichl’s Debut Novel is Delicious!

Bon Appetit, Bookworms! I’ve never considered myself a foodie, but I sure do like to eat. My aunt-in-law (is that a thing? It is now. Howdy, Barb!) recommended Delicious! to me recently and it it totally made me want to eat all the fancy cheese in the land. Because I’m not a foodie, I had no idea until after reading this book that the author, Ruth Reichl, is a noted… Read more »

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

I Vant To Suck Your Blooooood, Bookworms! I’m LYING. I do NOT want to do that. There are just so few vampire jokes out there, you know? Ah well. In case you hadn’t guessed it, today we’re talking vampires. Because why not? I’ve heard a lot about Holly Black and when I heard that The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was on sale for super cheap (thanks for the head’s up,… Read more »

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Bookworm Problems: Top Ten Tuesday

Bookworm Problems: Top Ten Tuesday

Darling Bookworms, It’s Tuesday again, and you know we gotta celebrate THAT, right? What better way to get our Tuesday on than creating a list with The Broke and the Bookish? I’m excited about this week’s prompt, “top ten book related problems.” Bust out the hashtags, y’all, it’s time to talk about #BookwormProblems. 1. Most of my conversations begin with “I read a book once where…” 2. I’ve already read most of… Read more »

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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Hellooooo Bookworms! Do any of y’all pay attention to The Tournament of Books? I don’t usually, since it’s rare I’ve read many (if any) of the contenders. This year, though, I’ve been hearing oodles of great things about An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. I was lucky enough to have a copy of this one sitting on my night table thanks to Shannon at River City Reading, so on Superbowl… Read more »

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Literary Love Connection: Swashbuckling Hearthrobs

Literary Love Connection: Swashbuckling Hearthrobs

My Darling Bookworms, It is with great excitement and ALL THE BUTTERFLIES that I present today’s Valentine’s Day edition of Literary Love Connection. As per usual, I will be choosing two fictional characters from different books and setting them up on a date. Because it is magical. Trust me. *This contains some spoilers for Game of Thrones. If you’re up to date with the show and/or books, it’s a safe read…. Read more »

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What I Love/Hate About Romances in Books

What I Love/Hate About Romances in Books

Hello Bookworms! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is a great topic, and perfectly appropriate for Valentine’s week. The ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have challenged us to list what we love and/or hate about romance in books. Hoooo boy, I’m excited about this one! I’m a softy, really I am. I do love romance in books. However, I can be a little picky about it. I’m going to start… Read more »

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The Fellowship of the Worms: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Fellowship of the Worms: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Happy Monday Bookworms! It’s time that time again, y’all! The Fellowship of the Worms is in session! Today we’re going to be chewing on the brain food that is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. WARNING: We will be discussing the WHOLE book. This will no doubt include SPOILERS. If you did not read the book and would like to participate, pick up a copy of All the Light We Cannot See and give it a read…. Read more »

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