Month: April 2016

Bite Size Reviews April 2016

Bite Size Reviews April 2016

Howdy Bookworms! Today I’m going to do a roundup of the books I’ve recently read that I’ve been a little too lazy to review individually. It’s a thing that happens sometimes, I trust you won’t mind terribly? I’m going to include a graphic of a cookie, so I’m assuming you’ll forgive me. It’s hard to stay mad at chocolate chip cookies, even if they are imaginary. ONE. Shades of Grey… Read more »

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It’s World Penguin Day! Let’s Celebrate!

It’s World Penguin Day! Let’s Celebrate!

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! It’s World Penguin Day. I KNOW! A day for the WHOLE WORLD to celebrate the greatest flightless bird in the history of the universe?! Obviously an excellent use of anyone’s time. To celebrate I’m going to let you check out these sweet animated gifs from chibird.com because they are my favorite things ever. That’s all I had to say. Carry on. 

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Dietland by Sarai Walker

Dietland by Sarai Walker

Greetings Bookworms, Wow. Am I ever behind on telling y’all about what I’m reading. 99 percent of the time when I’m running behind, it’s because I’m pretty lazy. This time, though, I really needed to sit on my thoughts for a while before I could put together a blog post. That’s mostly because reading Dietland by Sarai Walker felt so… Explosive. Plum Kettle goes through life trying to keep a low… Read more »

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Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 20, 2016

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 20, 2016

Hidey Ho Bookworms! Man, life has been getting away from me. I have read oodles and oodles of books that I have yet to tell you about. I’m simply having the worst time getting myself to write coherent thoughts. In the spirit of incoherence, though, it’s Wednesday. Time for Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts! (Thanks to Christine at Bookishly Boisterous for my new favorite game.) ONE: I returned from… Read more »

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Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 13, 2016

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 13, 2016

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms! It’s fast becoming my favorite day of the week thanks to the nonsensical roundup that is Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. These are the most fun posts for me to write, I hope you guys enjoy them too! ONE: I’m leaving for Cincinnati tomorrow! I don’t normally tell y’all before I embark on a trip because it’s supposedly a rather unsafe thing to… Read more »

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Emma Thompson Reads Me Ghost Stories: The Turn of the Screw

Emma Thompson Reads Me Ghost Stories: The Turn of the Screw

Greetings Bookworms! How often do you get to say that a celebrity read you a bedtime story? You’d be able to say that a lot more often if you were down with audio books, believe you me. Of course, if you’d rather stay up all night being confused and creeped out than actually sleep, I’ve got the bedtime story for you. Or Emma Thompson does. Audible hooked up with Emma… Read more »

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Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Lies and Other Acts of Love by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Greetings Bookworms! I am on an absolute roll with the water works this week, you guys. I cried while watching Inside Out (expected) AND Trainwreck (unexpected). Then I cried during two different books. Not that I don’t cry a lot, because I am totally a crier, but it’s a little unusual to have so many instances of non-real-life crying in a single week. My subconscious is probably just super pissed… Read more »

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Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 6, 2016

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts: April 6, 2016

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms! It’s the middle of the week, and really, the only way we should be celebrating is with a bit of nonsense, don’t you agree? Thankfully, Christine at Bookishly Boisterous has created just the meme for my meandering thoughts. Let’s do this thing! ONE: I recently told a friend who was trying to comfort her fussy baby to tell said baby that “crankiness is not becoming in a… Read more »

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

Happy Monday, Bookworms! The things I like about Mondays are extremely limited, but they’re greatly improved when I get a chance to discuss historical fiction. Yay for books, saving all the days of the week from abject horribleness! Today we’re heading back to WWI England, or, perhaps more specifically, the summer before WWI. Hence the title of Helen Simonson’s new book, The Summer Before the War. *I received a complimentary… Read more »

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