Category: Classics

Required Reading That Wasn't a Chore: Top Ten Tuesday Edition

Required Reading That Wasn't a Chore: Top Ten Tuesday Edition

Hey Bookworms! It’s Tuesday and I’m about to get my list on. The lovely ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have come up with a wonderful topic this week. We’re discussing the top ten books we were forced to read. My take on this? I’m dishing up some books I read in school that I actually LIKED. I KNOW! Crazy right? Are you ready to have your minds blown?… Read more »

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Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Howdy Bookworms! Today is Tuesday and you know how much I love lists. I normally link up with the fantastic ladies at The Broke and the Bookish and participate in their weekly topics, but this week I’m going rogue. In honor of Banned Books Week, I’ve decided to forgo The Broke and Bookish topic this week (although they’re talking about sequels, so I encourage you to take a trip over… Read more »

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Classic and Contemporary: School Stuff (Top Ten Tuesday)

Classic and Contemporary: School Stuff (Top Ten Tuesday)

Hola, Bookworms! It’s Tuesday, but since yesterday was a holiday (at least in the US) it’s basically a Monday. To combat the blues, we’re gonna get a little listy. The ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have come up with a fantastic topic for today. We could take this two ways: pair contemporary books with classics OR list out 10 books that we think should be required reading in… Read more »

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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Howdy Bookworms, There’s a good chance I’ve been watching too much Doomsday Preppers, but you know I love a good post apocalyptic novel. It had been a while since I’d read one, so when Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank came up as a sale item on Amazon this month I jumped on it. Alas, Babylon was published in 1959, which for all of you scholars out there was at the height of the Cold War. The… Read more »

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Hiya! Top Ten Sidekicks!

Hiya! Top Ten Sidekicks!

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! It’s a beautiful day for a list, don’t you think?! The fabulous ladies at The Broke and the Bookish have come up with a fantastic concept for today’s list. We’re talking about our favorite secondary characters in books. I’ve always believed that if I were in a movie or a book, I’d be the quirky best friend and not the romantic lead, so sidekicks have a special… Read more »

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Hey Bookworms, It’s Monday, and that’s appropriate, because I feel that I’m in a bit of a slump. I haven’t been connecting with what I’ve been reading lately, which just makes me want to stare off into space. That said, I’m concerned that the following review is going to reflect my humdrum mood as opposed to the quality of the writing. I suppose it’s possible that I soaked up the… Read more »

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Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Howdy Bookworms! Today is a day of celebration. That’s right. One year ago today I published my very first blog post. It’s been a fabulous, fun journey and I’m SO GRATEFUL to you, my readers, for, well, reading my nonsense. Huzzah! Because a birthday is nothing without presents, I’m doing a giveaway! I’ve had some tricks up my sleeve since BlogHer. While I was in the land of swag, I… Read more »

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Peter Pan Brings Out My Inner Cynical Grown Up

Peter Pan Brings Out My Inner Cynical Grown Up

Happy Friday, Bookworms! Have you ever noticed that stories you knew as a child take on a very different meaning as you grow up? I was struck with just such a conundrum this week as I read (for the first time) Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie. That’s not to say I wasn’t familiar with the adventures of the one and only Peter Pan. Far from it. We didn’t own the Disney… Read more »

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Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know: A Bookish Q&A

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know: A Bookish Q&A

Hey Bookworms! What’s this? Why it’s a survey about books! Why am I doing this? I may or may not be slightly behind in my reading. Plus, I like to change things up from time to time. So, I’d like to thank Rory at Fourth Street Review for inspiring Sarah of Sarah Says Read to complete this survey… I’d also like to thank Sarah for posting it so that I’d… Read more »

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Start With a Bang and End With a… Bang? (Top Ten Tuesday)

Start With a Bang and End With a… Bang? (Top Ten Tuesday)

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! As you know, I love making lists for Top Ten Tuesday. This week the ladies at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list out ten books with awesome beginnings and/or endings. It was tough to narrow it down, but miracles can happen, people! Beautiful Beginnings 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I can’t help but adore the opening line of this book. It… Read more »

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