Month: November 2015

Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Thoughts on Revisiting Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Great Maggoty Haggis, Bookworms! I’m trying to work that phrase into my lexicon because I like coming up with alternatives to swearing. Not that I have a problem with profanity, because I don’t, I just prefer my language to be a bit more colorful. The Harry Potter books never fail to supply me with entertaining phrases. Which brings me to the point! I’m still trucking along with The Estella Society’s… Read more »

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The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

Greetings Bookworms! You know how they say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? Since I do a lot of my reading digitally, I’m not usually prone to that, but I am guilty of judging a book by it’s title. I was browsing NetGalley not too long ago and I ran across a title called The Penguin Lessons: What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird. I didn’t request this… Read more »

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After You by Jojo Moyes

After You by Jojo Moyes

Greetings Bookworms! I hope I never see the day when I don’t love something Jojo Moyes writes. I just finished reading (with my ears) After You which is the follow up to the glorious ugly cry of a novel that was Me Before You (review.) It was pretty great. Uh, spoiler alert. Or something? Do I ever actually surprise anyone with my reviews? I mean, I can lead with “I liked… Read more »

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Thoughts On Revisiting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Thoughts On Revisiting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Happy Monday Bookworms! I know, I know. It sucks to start a brand new work week or school week or whatever. Heck, I’ve got a Monday fever, and the only cure is HARRY POTTER. I’ve been blogging for over 3 years and have talked about Harry and the gang plenty, but I’ve never done any sort of official review of the books. When some of my favorite bloggers at The… Read more »

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Vampires and Witches and Daemons, Oh My! (The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness)

Vampires and Witches and Daemons, Oh My! (The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness)

Good Morrow, Bookworms! Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A witch, a daemon, and a vampire walk into a bar… Oh wait, you know that one? That’s kind of what I thought too, when I started reading the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I decided to review the series as a whole, because I totally binge listened to them and this way I can limit spoilers with carefully placed… Read more »

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My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors: Even When The Book Isn’t…

My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors: Even When The Book Isn’t…

Hello Bookworms, Last week we had our monthly meeting of my neighborhood’s book club. We don’t have an official name, but I’ve dubbed us “My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors” because it’s true. I don’t usually write up full reviews for our selections, though that’s usually because I’ve already read and reviewed them on the blog. I told them a long time ago not to worry about choosing books… Read more »

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A Glimpse Inside My Head

A Glimpse Inside My Head

Howdy Bookworms! I have nothing bookish to discuss with you today. I mean, I’m reading and thinking about books and things, but I’ve got nothing coherent enough to constitute a post. I’m writing a post anyway because I feel like it. Here are things that have been going on in the swirling mass that is my brain of late. 1. I recently watched The Conjuring against my better judgement. It… Read more »

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Speed Kings by Andy Bull: Review and Giveaway!

Speed Kings by Andy Bull: Review and Giveaway!

Happy Monday Bookworms! Let me tell you a story about bobsledding. No, not THAT story about bobsledding (I’m assuming you immediately thought of the classic and heartwarming film, Cool Runnings. That’s where my head went, anyway.) But I’m talking old school bobsledding. Back when it was all sexy and dangerous. Oh yeah, you didn’t know that bobsledding was sexy and dangerous? Well you WOULD know that if you’d read Speed Kings:… Read more »

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