Category: Friendship

Raise a Glass to Blog Friends

Raise a Glass to Blog Friends

Happy Monday, Bookworms! I trust you all had excellent weekends. I know I did. ADVENTURE was in the air. I drove up to the Chicago Suburbs to attend a little BEA buddies reunion with three of my favorite ladies- Julie, Marisa, and Stacey. Since I live in the middle of Illinois (more or less) this shindig necessitated a bit of a road trip, which necessitated an audio book, which is easily… Read more »

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin

Hello My Darling Bookworms, I have a nasty habit of reading books about writers whose books I have not read. I mean, if you can say that two books constitute a habit… I recently finished The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin which is about Truman Capote and his gang of high class New York socialite gal pals. Having read nothing by Truman Capote, everything about this book was new… Read more »

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Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Hi ho, Bookworms! If you’re anything like me, you accumulate books faster than you can read them. I don’t suppose it helps that I enter giveaways on other blogs, but I have a severe weakness for free books. A few months ago I won a copy of Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen from Bookalicious Mama and it taunted me from my bedside table with its pretty cover mercilessly. I… Read more »

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‘Cause You Gotta Have Friends: Top Ten Tuesday

‘Cause You Gotta Have Friends: Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms! It’s time for our weekly list fix with the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish! This week the book blogosphere has been challenged to come up with our top ten books about friendship. D’awwwwww. Shall we? 1. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Was there ever such a pair as Ruth and Idgy? One of the greatest friendships in all of literature,… Read more »

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While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell

Dearest Bookworms, Once upon a time, a publisher emailed me with an offer to review a fractured fairy tale. While Beauty Slept by Elizabeth Blackwell tells a less Disney-fied version of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was threatened with zero poisoned spinning wheels.* The story begins with a very old Elise telling the story of… Read more »

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Holiday Shopping Words for Worms Style

Holiday Shopping Words for Worms Style

Hey Bookworms! I’m skipping another Top Ten Tuesday. Today’s topic is books that I can’t wait for in 2014, and there is BUT ONE: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon. (Heeeey Diana! Big fan! Jamie and Claire! Ahhhhhhhhh! I can’t wait!) I’ve still got a list for y’all though, never you fear. I have some incredibly talented friends. Several of them now have their own little shops online where… Read more »

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Feed Me, Seymour! (Feed by Mira Grant)

Feed Me, Seymour! (Feed by Mira Grant)

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! I’ve been having an absolute blast reading all these scary books lately. I kept hearing great things about the Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant- I simply couldn’t stop myself from picking up a copy of Feed.  The Zombie Apocalypse? Been there, done that. This book takes place 30 years post outbreak. Apparently the virus that causes people to rise from the dead was caused by an interaction between two genetically engineered… Read more »

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Rainbow Rowell, I'm Your Fangirl!

Rainbow Rowell, I'm Your Fangirl!

Hiya Bookworms! It’s Monday, but today we’re going to talk about Rainbow Rowell’s new release, so it officially sucks MUCH LESS! Remember last week when I told you all about my BlogHer experience and how the awesome folks at St. Martin’s Press were doling out free books? I saw Fangirlsitting there and tried to appear professional and interesting, while my innards were all a-squiggle. Rainbow Rowell’s new book!!! I basically… Read more »

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Good Day Bookworms! Have you ever paid attention to the stuff you do every day? I’m not talking about the chores or the errands or the work. I’m talking physical stuff. Walking. Climbing stairs. Getting dressed. Bathing. Eating. Driving. Typing. What would you do if you couldn’t do ANY of that for yourself anymore? The thought probably makes you uncomfortable. It makes me uncomfortable. It makes me sad. It makes… 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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