Category: Classics

Anne of Green Gables, Audible, and Holiday Cheer

Anne of Green Gables, Audible, and Holiday Cheer

Greetings Bookworms, It’s the holiday season again. Whew, how DID that happen? Every year it seems like the holidays show up faster and faster and that they get busier and busier. Trips to the post office, writing out cards, shopping, travelling, wrapping gifts. I’m as jolly as the next gal, but it does seem a bit unfair that so much has to go on during prime snuggle and read weather…. 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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Watership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Salutations, Bookworms! I’m going to tell you a story about a rabbit. When I was in high school, my friend Kim (Hi, Kim! I don’t think you read my blog, but hi anyway! Your baby is cute!) had a pet rabbit named Benjamin. He was an awfully cute rabbit, but I’ll tell you something. Rabbit fur is JUST LIKE cat fur. As far as my personal histamines are concerned, anyway…. Read more »

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

Greetings Bookworms, I’ve got a seemingly endless list of well known classics that I’ve been planning to read forever and I finally got around to tackling one. Yaaaaay Katie! I like to congratulate myself sometimes. High five, me! Yeah, so, A Clockwork Orange happened. It doesn’t seem like the sort of book that I can say I “read.” It’s more the sort of book that happened to me. Via my… Read more »

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The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charlie Lovett: Review & GIVEAWAY!

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charlie Lovett: Review & GIVEAWAY!

Haul Out the Holly, Bookworms! Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit faster than a viewing of The Muppet Christmas Carol, cinematic gem that it is. Perhaps the only thing I’ve found to rival Gonzo as Dickens is the latest book by Charlie Lovett. I’ve discussed my adoration for the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol (here!) and my enthusiasm never wanes (although my greatest wish is that I could locate… Read more »

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Howdy Bookworms! You know those lists? The ones that float around on the internet that tell you which books you ought to have read already and how you suck at life for not meeting an arbitrary milestone? Perhaps you just kind of ignore the smug implications of such lists. I wish I could. List bullies. Anyway. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is one of the books that often… 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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Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Salutations, Bookworms! Last month I read Charlie Lovett’s First Impressions (review) and it reminded me that I still had one lonely unread novel to complete the Austen canon. I decided it was TIME. Time to visit Mansfield Park! Since I had such a stellar experience with the audio version of Northanger Abbey (review) I decided to try Mansfield Park on for size aurally. (Spoiler Alert: That was an excellent idea.) I… Read more »

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Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H Winters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H Winters

Yo Ho Ho, Bookworms! If I were to write up a personal ad, I would list some of my “likes” as Jane Austen, pirate lingo, audio books, and penguins. Obviously penguins. Because my library rocks my world, I was able to obtain an audio copy of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H Winters. It’s the Austen story you remember with a steampunk twist… And… Read more »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Salutations Bookworms, Some things just go together. Coffee and cream. Peanut butter and chocolate. Spaghetti and meatballs. Jane Austen and undead creatures. Yep, I recently enjoyed the audio book version of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. It’s an odd little mash-up of Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice and Seth Grahame-Smith’s vision of how Austen’s England would have responded to a zombie apocalypse. The version I listened to (wahooooo library!) was… Read more »

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