Category: Family

Perfectly Imperfect: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Perfectly Imperfect: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Happy Friday, Bookworms! Let’s do some math, shall we? Assuming that you sleep 8 hours a night (which you should, if at all possible, because sleep is awesome) you spend a third of your life in bed. Let’s say you work full time… An 8 hour shift. That’s another third (approximately, because weekends, but whatever I swear a have a point) of your life at work. A third of your… Read more »

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Reasons Fannie Flagg is my Homegirl: Standing In the Rainbow

Reasons Fannie Flagg is my Homegirl: Standing In the Rainbow

How y’all doing, Bookworms? I took a trip to my hometown recently to spend a little QT with my mom. We had lunch and got mani-pedis to celebrate Mother’s Day. It felt extra indulgent because I’d taken some vacation time and we were galavanting ON A WEEKDAY! As I’ve discussed with you on several occasions, when driving alone, I hate to waste the hours. I have taken to listening to… Read more »

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The Best of Us, For the Rest of Us (Not to be confused with Festivus)

The Best of Us, For the Rest of Us (Not to be confused with Festivus)

Howdy Bookworms, It’s a Monday, and let’s face it… I’d rather be on a beach. As luck would have it, I was offered a new title to review from Netgalley that is set in Jamaica. While visions of sand, surf, and fruity cocktails dance in your head, I’ll go ahead with my full disclosure statement. I may sound like a broken record, but here it goes again. I received this… Read more »

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Silver Star…(The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls)

Twinkle, Twinkle, Silver Star…(The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls)

Howdy Bookworms! I like to browse Amazon when I’ve got some down time. I’m always amused by what they “recommend” to me. As you know, on occasion I enjoy a trashy romance novel. It’s always funny to see my recommendations after I’ve downloaded one of those bad boys. Sometimes, though, their magical Amazon algorithms work appropriately and aren’t distracted by outliers. The other day I was hunting for a good… Read more »

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Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley… And Katie's Phobias

Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley… And Katie's Phobias

Have you heard the good news, Bookworms? Have I ever told you about my intense, paralyzing fear of religious cults? The Children of the Corn is the most terrifying movie I have ever seen. I have absolutely no intention of ever reading the book, because that would be giving the creepy preacher kid permission inhabit and chew up my soul. When I saw that I’d been pre-approved for Amity &… Read more »

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Once Upon A Time, Before Words For Worms… (Top Ten Tuesday- The Prequel)

Once Upon A Time, Before Words For Worms… (Top Ten Tuesday- The Prequel)

Good Day Bookworms! It’s Tuesday, which can mean quite a number of things… What it means on this blog, however, is that we make LISTS. That’s right, it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish! This week’s topic is the top ten books I read before I was a blogger. Here’s the thing. A lot of stuff I’ve blogged about, I read before I was a… Read more »

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The Curious Incident of the Suburban Baby Shower

The Curious Incident of the Suburban Baby Shower

Hello My Bookworms, I’ve had a busy weekend! I took a road trip back to my old stomping grounds to help my mom throw a baby shower for my sister. Now, I have a number of honorary nieces and nephews, and I love them all dearly. However, this will be my first go at biological Aunt-hood so it’s a pretty big deal. A couple of cool things happened (in addition… Read more »

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Eleanor & Park: It'll Take You Back Faster Than a Whiff of Unwashed Gym Suit.

Eleanor & Park: It'll Take You Back Faster Than a Whiff of Unwashed Gym Suit.

Sup Bookworms?! I say “sup” because that was the thing to say when I was in high school. During high school,  I absolutely refused to use the term on the grounds that contractions should use apostrophes. I also wrote song lyrics out on the backs of all the notes I passed between classes and pasted magazine photo collages of grunge rockers onto my notebooks. (A 16 year old girl is… Read more »

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Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Sorry, No Blog Today. April Fools! (The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani)

Howdy Bookworms, I hope those of you who celebrate Easter have recovered from your chocolate bunny and jelly bean comas on this fine morning. It’s April Fool’s Day, but I’m not a fan of the holiday. I am a terrible liar, and I’m also embarrassingly gullible. Not a good combination. Plus, pranks have a way of turning mean, and I’m not a fan of meanness either. So. Let’s talk about…… Read more »

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Emotions: This Book Will Make You Feel Every Last One (by Anna Quindlen)

Emotions: This Book Will Make You Feel Every Last One (by Anna Quindlen)

Hey Bookworms, It’s Monday, so let’s wallow in our collective case of the Mondays, shall we? I’ve got the perfect book to put you in the appropriate mood. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen will make you feel ALL THE FEELINGS. Mary Beth Latham is a landscape designer and mother of three. She and her husband live an upper middle class life in an upper middle class suburb and have upper middle… Read more »

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