Category: Classics

Intimidation: Top Ten Tuesday

Intimidation: Top Ten Tuesday

Hi Ho Bookworms! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is going to be great fun. Let’s face it- we’ve all got some books that we’re a little intimidated by. The ladies at The Broke and The Bookish, those clever vixens, have asked us to spill our guts… So? I’m spilling! 1. EVERYTHING by Hakuri Murakami. I tried reading 1Q84 once and I didn’t finish it. I feel like a boob for… Read more »

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Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Howdy Bookworms! So the other day I was skulking around the blogosphere as I am wont to do. I came across a list on Book Riot (HERE is the post by Jeff O’Neal) of 100 books that would make you “well read.” He had a set of criteria including cultural significance, familiarity with the classics of western literature, etc.  There was a big blow up in the comment section about what constitutes… Read more »

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Impossible Standards of the Impossibly Wealthy: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Impossible Standards of the Impossibly Wealthy: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Salutations Bookworms, I’ve made a delightful discovery. You know that I love to listen to audio books on road trips. You also know that I like to switch it up every now and again and read a classic. Part of the reason I have been avoiding classics lately is that they tend to be dense. They require more brain power than contemporary works written in my colloquial vernacular. I’ve been… Read more »

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Hot Temps and Hot Tempers: Top Ten Tuesday Beach Reads

Hot Temps and Hot Tempers: Top Ten Tuesday Beach Reads

Howdy Bookworms! I hope life has been treating you well. Today is Tuesday which means it’s time to make lists! Yaaaaaay! This week’s topic via The Broke and The Bookish is Top Ten Beach reads! It sounds like an easy topic, but I’m kind of at a loss. The thing about Illinois is that it’s landlocked. I can’t just go to the beach. And lakes, even the Great Lakes, are… Read more »

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Shiny, Happy Bookworms Holding Hands (Top Ten Tuesday)

Shiny, Happy Bookworms Holding Hands (Top Ten Tuesday)

Greetings my dear Bookworms! The lovely ladies of The Broke and The Bookish are hosting yet another fabulous Top Ten Tuesday. This week, they’ve asked us to list books we read when we need something light and fun. I’ve compiled a list of books that satisfy my craving for literary cotton candy. Without further ado… 1. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisenberger. I love a little chick lit when I’m down… Read more »

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Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Salutations, Bookworms! I know you stayed up all night trying to guess the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish, didn’t you?! This week we’ve been asked to list off the top ten words or phrases that make us want to pick up a book. I’m a refined consumer of literature, see? JUST because a book says something saucy on the book jacket doesn’t… Read more »

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Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Tis Tuesday, my dear Bookworms! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is brought to you, as usual by The Broke and The Bookish. They’ve asked the book bloggers of the internet to list out the books we’ve read that really weren’t what we were expecting. Something you thought you’d love but didn’t? Something you thought would be terrible that you adored? Let’s get to listing! Katie Is Disappointed 1. A Visit… Read more »

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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

What’s Up, Bookworms? The ladies at The Broke and The Bookish do an amazing job of coming up with Top Ten Tuesday prompts, you know? They’ve kept this going for a couple of years now, which is kind of incredible. This week’s topic is a “rewind,” so it gives me the opportunity to do one of the top ten lists that were used before I started blogging. I have chosen… Read more »

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What The Frodo?! (In Which Katie Begins The Lord of the Rings)

What The Frodo?! (In Which Katie Begins The Lord of the Rings)

Vedui’ Parma Loki! Oh yeah. That just happened. I just greeted y’all in ELVISH. Thanks to some random internet English to Elvish translator, I was able to come up with “Greetings Book Snakes!” (Worms was not listed in the translator. I improvised.) I have a feeling if, say, Legolas, were out there reading my blog, he’d be all, “You’re bastardizing my people’s beautiful language!” Luckily, Elvish isn’t a real language,… Read more »

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Bookish Boombox: A Mix Tape Masterpiece

Are you ready to ROCK, Bookworms? The thing about writing a book blog is that if you have a slow reading week, you start running out of material. When I was composing yesterday’s Eleanor & Park review, I spent a lot of time thinking about high school and the parts of it that didn’t suck. One of my FAVORITE high school pastimes was making mix tapes. I’d comb my CD… Read more »

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