Category: Fantasy

11/22/63 by Stephen King: Time Travel Without a DeLorean

11/22/63 by Stephen King: Time Travel Without a DeLorean

Hey Bookworms, what did YOU do last weekend? January is pretty bleak in the Midwest. It’s cold. Sometimes it snows. It gets dark early. Not fun. The only good part about cold weather is that you’re not expected to leave the house to be productive. It is perfectly acceptable to spend the weekend READING while lounging in front of the fire… Under a blanket… In your penguin slippers. I spent… Read more »

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Don't They Know It's The End of the World?

Don't They Know It's The End of the World?

Hi Bookworms! Today is “Doomsday.” People who have misinterpreted the Mayan calendar have decided that the world is supposed to end today. I’d really prefer the world not end. I have things planned for next week. Beyond that though, I’d do very very poorly in a post-apocalyptic world. I looooove dystopian novels, so I figured I’d explore how I’d perish early on in some of my favorites. Ready? 1. The Stand by… Read more »

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I Finally Read The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

I Finally Read The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Hello Bookworms. I’ve missed you. While I was away, I drowned my sorrows in the pages of The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. I’m highly susceptible to peer pressure, and with Karen at BlogHer hosting a read along , I decided the time had come. I needed to get started on my Tolkien. Okay. We’re in Middle Earth, right? Bilbo Baggins is a Hobbit, which means he’s short, he likes to eat, and… Read more »

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Here Comes the Son: Son by Lois Lowry

Here Comes the Son: Son by Lois Lowry

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! We have reached the final leg of our Giver journey! Who’s excited? I can practically hear you hooting and hollering through the internet. Love the enthusiasm! Son is the fourth and final offering in Lois Lowry’s Giver quartet. Son starts off with a bang by returning us to the scene of the crime- the original community! We’re back in the land of overscheduled, colorless, emotionless lives. But… Read more »

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Don't Kill The Messenger! (Messenger by Lois Lowry)

Don't Kill The Messenger! (Messenger by Lois Lowry)

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms! I know what you’re thinking! “Messenger had better link up The Giver and Gathering Blue or I’m going to be one angry bookworm!” I know that’s what I was thinking. Well it wasn’t exactly that vitriolic, but I was pleased when I started this and recognized the characters. We start off this story with Matty. Remember Matt from Gathering Blue? In Kira and Matty’s community they earn… Read more »

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Mythology vs. Technology: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Mythology vs. Technology: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Howdy Bookworms! I think you should know that I’m highly susceptible to marketing tactics. Also, highly susceptible to suggestion… From people I admire, anyway. When The Bloggess talks about how amazing an author is and I’ve never read any of said author’s work, I take action. The Bloggess is a HUGE Neil Gaiman fan, so I decided that I needed to read one of his books. If you keep up… Read more »

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Airplane Reading: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Airplane Reading: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Hello bookworms! I’m back! I was on vacation, but you’re not supposed to say things like that on the internet, because 20/20 says that’s an invitation to burglars to, um, burgle your home. As we did not want to be burgled, I claimed to be an international super spy instead. Smoke in mirrors. (Mark it off the bucket list- I used three forms of “burgle” in two sentences.) Jim and… Read more »

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I Want To Join The Night Circus

I Want To Join The Night Circus

Good Morning, Bookworms! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend! In case anyone reads this who is not in the USA, this weekend was Labor Day, where Americans celebrate ye olde working stiffs. Once a year we all pay tribute to the laws that keep children out of factories and give us weekends. Huzzah! Now, as much as we may honor those who work for a living, there… Read more »

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