Month: June 2015

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Bonjour Bookworms! You know how deep down everyone wants to own a bookstore on a river barge? I didn’t know that was a thing I wished for either, until I read The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. I pinky promise this review will be honest in spite of the freebie.* Monsieur Perdu runs a little bookshop…. Read more »

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Words for Worms Rewind: Fifty Shades of Shenanigans

Words for Worms Rewind: Fifty Shades of Shenanigans

Greetings Bookworms! I realized recently that some of my older posts somehow got dropped when I did a website migration. I’m not sure exactly how many, but there are a couple that I found particularly amusing, and thus I’m going to re-publish them. The following post was originally published in August of 2012 (one of my very first posts!) It’s about the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. Since the latest… Read more »

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I Don’t Know Where You Know Me From by Judy Greer

I Don’t Know Where You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Hola Bookworms! After the roaring win that was Aisha Tyler’s memoir Self-Inflicted Wounds (because audio books read by the author are the best), I thought I’d visit the memoir of Tyler’s Archer* co-star (and co-star to, well, everyone) Judy Greer. You know the adorable best friend in every successful rom-com ever? That’s Judy Greer! She wrote a book called I Don’t Know What You Know Me From in which she discusses all… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday Anniversary!

Top Ten Tuesday Anniversary!

Greetings Bookworms! Can you believe it’s been almost 3 years that I’ve been writing this blog? Time sure flies when you’re utterly ridiculous. But it’s not MY anniversary today. The Broke and the Bookish are celebrating 5 years of Top Ten Tuesday. We’ve been invited to share ten of our favorite topics from the last few years so I’m going to create a roundup of my favorite posts! Ah, memories…. Read more »

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The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Howdy Bookworms! Remember once upon a time when we read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society for The Fellowship of the Worms? And it was wonderful? Well. I was browsing NetGalley recently when I noticed that one of the authors of that charming book, Annie Barrows, had another offering coming up called The Truth According to Us. My requesting finger got all twitchy and I asked the publishing czars… Read more »

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The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller

Hello Bookworms, You know how sometimes you start a book only to put it down for like a month? Normally when I do that I never pick it up again and it lands on the stack of good intentions otherwise known as the DNF pile. Every once in a while, though, the big break in reading is a result of my schedule and not a waning interest in the book. It… Read more »

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How The Grapes of Wrath Made Me Crazy Grateful

How The Grapes of Wrath Made Me Crazy Grateful

Salutations Bookworms, Today’s post is 15 years in the making. When I was a junior in high school, my English teacher allowed everyone in the class to choose between three different books as our final read for the year. The options were The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger (which is obviously what I chose, because teen angst), A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, or The Grapes of Wrath by… Read more »

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Self Inflicted Wounds and Why Aisha Tyler is My New BFF

Self Inflicted Wounds and Why Aisha Tyler is My New BFF

Greetings Bookworms, I love a good celebrity memoir. It can be a tricky business, though. Sometimes you’ll pick up a celebrity memoir and the celeb will be unfunny, self important, and/or preachy. All that is GREAT if you’re hate-reading, but it can be a huge disappointment when it’s a celebrity you think is awesome. Kind of bursts the bubble, you know? Luckily, the opposite can happen. For example. Aisha Tyler…. Read more »

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6 Degrees of Separation: The Casual Vacancy

6 Degrees of Separation: The Casual Vacancy

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! It’s been far too long since I played my favorite game, don’t you think? The amazing Annabel Smith and Emma Chapman are hosting Six Degrees of Separation and this month’s jumping off point is The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling (review.) Raise your hand if you’re excited! (I’m envisioning zillions of hands in the air, which I will take as a resounding “yes!”) 1. How to Build… Read more »

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Audio Book Mini Reviews

Audio Book Mini Reviews

Howdy Bookworms! I am the worst lately. I just can’t seem to motivate myself to write thoughtful, interesting reviews. BWAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, sorry. Thoughtful and interesting aren’t really my bag, are they? Ah well. Even when I’m not posting, I’m still devouring books in any number of formats. I’ve got some bite sized tidbits for y’all today on my recent audio book listening. 1. The Magician King by Lev Grossman: This… Read more »

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