Category: Classics

Top Ten Tuesday: Santa Baby

Top Ten Tuesday: Santa Baby

Hello Bookworms! It’s Tuesday again, and thus time for another Top Ten list! Thanks to the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish, I shall never again have writer’s block on a Tuesday! Without further ado: The Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Getting From Santa 1. Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. I know it seems like I’m always saying “Sounds good, I’ll add it to my list!” Sometimes I actually… Read more »

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The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: Everyone's a Douchebag

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand: Everyone's a Douchebag

Hello Bookworms! I got some (affectionate) crap recently from Heather at B(itch)Log for displaying an Ayn Rand cover on my blog. The blog header is a poorly executed instagram photo of my “smart looking” bookshelf. The Chic Lit Shelf and the Series Shelf aren’t ready for prime time. Why did I decide to read The Fountainhead? Two reasons. One- it’s one of the books that Charlie is given to read by his… Read more »

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Bronte-Saurus Part Two: Jane Eyre

Bronte-Saurus Part Two: Jane Eyre

Hello my Bookworms! Did everyone have  a lovely weekend? I certainly did. We visited with my Slaw (Jenny, who again, smells nothing like cabbage) and her husband New Guy (who is only called this because there are four other “Jims” in the family) AND The OJ (whose name is Jenny as well, but since I met her through my Slaw and I can’t function with multiple names, I refer to… Read more »

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Confession Friday: I Don't Finish Reading Everything I Start

Confession Friday: I Don't Finish Reading Everything I Start

Welcome to the Confessional, Bookworms! Let’s talk about my secret shames, shall we? Ordinarily, I am a stubborn book finisher. There have been occasions where I power through a book where I hate the characters, hate the situations, and sometimes talk back to characters… Loudly. It makes me feel powerful to “not let the book win.” The books that have won haunt me. Let’s talk about them! I started reading… Read more »

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Banned Books Week: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Banned Books Week: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Hello Bookworms! It’s Friday, and thus we have reached the end of Banned Books Week. We’re going out with a disaster scenario and talking about Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This book has been challenged countless times. According to the ALA website, these complaints typically take issue with this book’s excessive violence, bad language, and racial and sexual slurs. Seriously though. Have you heard pre-pubescent boys talk? It’s… Read more »

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Banned Books Week: Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

Banned Books Week: Lady Chatterley's Lover by DH Lawrence

Hello my dear Bookworms! It’s still Banned Books Week, and we’re still celebrating! It’s a regular fiesta up here at Words for Worms. DH Lawrence published Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 1928. It was banned by US Customs in 1929, Ireland in 1932, Poland in 1932, Australia in 1959, Japan in 1959, Canada in 1960, and China in 1987. Yowza. What’s the big deal? Lady Chatterley’s Lover takes place shortly after World War I…. Read more »

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Banned Books Week: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Banned Books Week: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Happy Hump Day, Bookworms! It’s no secret that I love a good dystopian novel. When I’m having a bad day, I like to tell myself things like, “This sucks, but at least I wasn’t forced to fight other children to the death in a televised competition.” Or “This really sucks, but Big Brother is just a crappy reality show.” Sometimes it’s not even a dystopia thing, it’s a, “This sucks,… Read more »

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Banned Books Week: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Banned Books Week: The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Howdy, Worms! Today’s selection to celebrate Banned Books Week is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. The list of American high schools that banned this book is impressive. It’s been on parents’ shiz-nit list since it was released in 1982. Why is everyone so up in arms? Well… It’s pretty violent. There are some explicit sex scenes, both hetero and homosexual. It doesn’t paint African American men in the best… Read more »

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Banned Books Week: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Banned Books Week: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

Happy Monday, Bookworms! Today is the start of Banned Books Week. Every year the American Library Association celebrates the books that have been challenged an/or banned from schools and libraries. All week I’m going to be treating you to my views on some well-known banned classics. The first on our list is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Ever wonder what would happen in Chris Hansen didn’t catch the predators on To Catch A… Read more »

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a book with an aura around it. I have never watched the movie in its entirety (for shame, I know), and until recently I hadn’t read the book either. I am a huge trivia buff and attend a monthly trivia night. It’s for charity, so I don’t feel like a jerk for winning all the time. Because it’s not ME winning, it’s… Read more »

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