Category: Fantasy

Top Ten Tuesday: Best and Worst Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday: Best and Worst Series Enders

Happy Tuesday Bookworms! Anybody else noticed that series are ALL THE RAGE these days? It seems like nobody feels like writing a stand alone book anymore… Or something. I’m a pretty big fan of series on the whole. Sometimes though, the last book in the series is truly a make or break moment. Today, the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list out our favorite… Read more »

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The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Hola Bookworms, It’s occurred to me that while I chatter to y’all incessently, I very rarely discuss what I spend the vast majority of my time doing. That’s right. I’ve got a grown-up job. I don’t talk about my job much for a couple of reasons. First, it has absolutely nothing to do with books. Second, it seems like a bad idea to go yammering about your job on the… Read more »

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hey There Bookworms, I have been putting off reading Veronica Roth’s Divergent for quite a while now. I really enjoy a good YA dystopia, but the market has been rather saturated with them lately. After reading and not loving Ally Condie’s Matched series, I was skeptical to try again… It’s a darn good thing I did, because right now the Divergent series only ranks below The Hunger Games in my personal ranking of YA dystopias. I KNOW! Alright…. 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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Killing Me Softly: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Killing Me Softly: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Hey Bookworms, How’s it going? Been hit by any devastating solar flares lately? No? Well. That’s good. Because you know what happens when solar flares hit? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Remember back to when I reviewed The Maze Runner by James Dashner and thought it was awesome? And then I read The Scorch Trials and thought it was compelling? And then I finished The Death Cure and I was… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday TRAVELS!

Top Ten Tuesday TRAVELS!

G’Day Bookworms! It’s time for another edition of Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and the Bookish! Today’s topic features books with a travel element. This should be fun. Shall we? 1.Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple. This book rocked for a number of reasons. Quippy sarcasm, ridiculous situations, clever forays into the seedy underbelly of suburbia. My absolute favorite part of this novel? The trip to Antarctica. What… Read more »

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Good Omens, Dogma, and Nostalgia

Good Omens, Dogma, and Nostalgia

Salutations Bookworms! I recently finished reading Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It’s been on my radar for a while, but I only now got around to giving it a go. Gaiman and Pratchett are both well known authors of the quirky variety, so it seems natural that they teamed up, especially given the cheeky and irreverent nature of the… Read more »

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Awww, Sookie Sookie Now: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Awww, Sookie Sookie Now: Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris

Hello to my Bloodsucking Bookworms! Oh, that’s right. The REAL vampires are still “in the coffin.” I get it, I get it. I don’t blame you for keeping it to yourselves. Actually, I may have mentioned it before, but my very existence is proof to me that vampires are not real. I am DELECTABLE to all blood sucking insects. Every mosquito within miles comes to feast on my sweet sweet… Read more »

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