Category: Frightening

Shirley Jackson Reading Week: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Shirley Jackson Reading Week: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Greetings Bookworms! I’m highly susceptible to suggestion. Why, last week I was reading a book where the characters were devouring a ham, and I really wanted to eat some ham. A legit ham, too, none of this cold cut nonsense. The very next day someone posted a photo of their fried fish that happened to be shaped like Illinois on Facebook, and doggone it, I wanted to eat all the… Read more »

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Greetings Bookworms! I love this time of year. Autumn and pumpkins and baked goods and Halloween? Fall as a season is clearly a conspiracy of the universe to distract us mere mortals from the fact that WINTER IS COMING. (Thanks a lot, Ned Stark!) It’s a wonderful time of year to curl up with a book (or ten) and a nice warm cup of something nice and warm. (Cider? Cocoa?… Read more »

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Blackout by Mira Grant

Blackout by Mira Grant

Happy Halloween, Bookworms! I’m looking forward to trick-or-treaters tonight! It’s supposed to rain, so perhaps we won’t reach our record of 300 ghosts and goblins, but it should be fun regardless. Anyway, today also marks the end of my all-scary-all-the-time reading binge. I’m celebrating by discussing the final installment of Mira Grant’s Newsflesh trilogy, Blackout.  As I mentioned when we discussed Deadline, it’s impossible to discuss the final installment of a trilogy without spoiling things… Read more »

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Deadline by Mira Grant

Deadline by Mira Grant

Hey There Bookworms! You’re reading Words for Worms from my new self hosted site. Eeep! I tried to post a notice on the old account, but it errored out, so ignore that if you saw it. You probably don’t need to do a darn thing to keep following me as I’ve been using wordsforworms.com as my site address for well over a year. I’m neurotic, I believe in overkill. I… Read more »

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Salutations Bookworms,  I love October. The air is getting crisp and apples are in season. It makes me want to snuggle up and read even more than usual! In continuation of my dark and spooky October reading fest, I decided to pick up Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Coraline is a little girl who is bored out of her mind during a school vacation. Her parents both work from home, but they are… Read more »

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I Vant to Suck Your Blooood! (Dracula by Bram Stoker)

I Vant to Suck Your Blooood! (Dracula by Bram Stoker)

Greetings, Bookworms! That’s right kids. In honor of my Halloweenie reading binge I finally got around to Dracula by Bram Stoker. I’ve had this book waiting around on my Kindle since I got a Kindle… 3 years ago. It was the very first book I downloaded, and it’s just been sitting there gathering digital dust while I read a zillion other things. I am proud to say that I conquered the grand-daddy… Read more »

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The Passage by Justin Cronin: A Fellowship of the Worms Spooktacular

The Passage by Justin Cronin: A Fellowship of the Worms Spooktacular

Salutations, Bookworms! The Fellowship of the Worms is back in session. Our book club choice this month was The Passage by Justin Cronin, and an excellently creepy selection for October (if I do say so myself.) WARNING: We will be discussing the WHOLE book. This will no doubt include SPOILERS. If you did not read the book and would like to participate, pick up a copy of The Passage and give it a read. This post will be here… Read more »

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The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

Muahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa Dear Bookworms! I’m busting out my evil laugh to celebrate the fact that it’s October and I’m reading some scary books. Remember this summer when I went to BlogHer? One of the keynote speakers was Gale Ann Hurd- the executive producer of the greatest show currently on television, The Walking Dead. St. Martin’s Press was another of the BlogHer sponsors and they hooked up the attendees with a copy of The Walking… Read more »

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Falling for Fall: Top Ten Tuesday

Falling for Fall: Top Ten Tuesday

Good Day, Bookworms! It’s the middle of September now, so I’m feeling very Autumnal. Luckily, the ladies of The Broke and The Bookish seem to be feeling this way, too! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday listy goodness is the top ten books we plan to read this fall. Halloween is just around the corner, and this year to celebrate I thought I’d do some spooky reading. I know what… Read more »

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It's a Very, Very MaddAddam World

It's a Very, Very MaddAddam World

Salutations Bookworms! Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors. NOBODY does a dystopia like Atwood, believe you me. (I mean, have you read The Handmaid’s Tale?!) I have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER for the release of MaddAddam. This book completed Atwood’s epic dystopian trilogy that began with the 2003 release of Oryx and Crake and continued with 2009’s In The Year of the Flood. I’ve been desperate to know the fate of humanity for… Read more »

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