Month: September 2015

Katie’s Unsolicited Opinions on Banned Books Week

Katie’s Unsolicited Opinions on Banned Books Week

Greetings Bookworms! It’s Banned Books Week, one of my favorite times of the year. It’s always great fun to discuss the reasons people have for writing to their local libraries and/or children’s schools to complain about the reading material. Objections are almost universally tied to what is and isn’t appropriate for children and teenagers. As a non parent, I should probably keep my mouth shut.┬áThe last thing I want to… Read more »

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Bite Size Reviews Revisited

Bite Size Reviews Revisited

Happy Monday Bookworms! Ever feel like phoning it in, oh, every Monday of your life? Yeah, me too. It’s been a super busy and fun weekend, and I’ve read several books recently that I’d really have to stretch to make full reviews, so let’s get our chocolate chip cookie on and go bite size! 1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler- This book was on oodles… Read more »

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Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

Bream Gives Me Hiccups by Jesse Eisenberg

Greetings Bookworms! Have I ever mentioned my celebrity crush? I enjoy a handsome fellow with a hunky torso as much as the next girl, but I’ve got a thing for nerdy types. I can’t remember the first movie I saw with Jesse Eisenberg… The Social Network? Zombieland? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that I was smitten with the curly locks and snarky dialogue he delivered so well. Siiiiigh. I… Read more »

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Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Happy Monday, Bookworms! How was your weekend? Mine was lovely, especially considering I was NOT taken hostage during a swanky birthday party by an ill advised army of teenagers in an unnamed South American country. Obviously, things are going better for me than the characters in my latest read, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. This is one of those books I’ve been hearing about for a long time but took… Read more »

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Feeling PUN-chy

Feeling PUN-chy

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! I’m quite certain I’ve mentioned this before, but in case you missed it, I became an aunt again about a month ago. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law welcomed the sweetest baby girl in the history of baby girls. (This is empirically proven, of course, I wouldn’t feed you biased data.) Since our little Emma-Saurus arrived, a punch drunk series of texts have occurred… There’s a strong possibility that… Read more »

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Excuses, Excuses: Top Ten Tuesday

Excuses, Excuses: Top Ten Tuesday

Howdy Bookworms, It’s been a while since I’ve made a Top Ten List for the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s prompt is a freebie so I’m going to tell y’all a little about WHY I have been such a terrible blogger lately. I haven’t been keeping up with anyone else’s blog, I’ve barely been keeping up with writing mine, and I figure you all deserve to know the reasons…. Read more »

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The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray

How’s it going, Bookworms? I feel like I should write this entire blog post in 20s slang, but you’d miss out on the inflection. It’s going to take every ounce of restraint I possess not to end every sentence with “see”, see? I place the blame for my new affectation squarely on the shoulders of one Libba Bray, who penned The Diviners, and also on the shoulders of January LaVoy… Read more »

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Greetings, Bookworms! You’ll probably recall my giant rant about Scribd changing up its audio book program. As a result, I scoured my library for the oodles of expiring titles and prioritized those I simply couldn’t live without hearing before they turned into pumpkins. I’ve been meaning to read The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton for quite a while, and I’m so glad I decided to check this one out. Not only… Read more »

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The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry

The Courtesan by Alexandra Curry

Good Day, Bookworms! It probably says troubling things about my character that I love hooker books so ding dang much, but I do, I so so do. The circumstances that lead young women into lives of prostitution are endlessly fascinating, and it’s a profession that transcends time and culture. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, this revelation comes as no surprise. If you’re new here, I really… Read more »

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