Category: Historical Fiction

A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon

A Plague of Zombies by Diana Gabaldon

Happy Monday, Bookworms! Ordinarily, Mondays bum me out, but not today. Today is a shortened work week for me because I’m going to BlogHer on Thursday (wahoo!) Have I mentioned that I’m excited? To kick the week off on a happy note, today we’re going to talk about Diana Gabaldon’s novella, A Plague of Zombies. I’m a big giant fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. She’s done a spin off series based on… Read more »

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Fellowship of the Worms Extravaganza

The Thirteenth Tale: A Fellowship of the Worms Extravaganza

Happy Monday, Bookworms! Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for! The Fellowship of the Worms is officially in session. Our inaugural book club choice was The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. 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 Thirteenth Tale and give it a read. This… Read more »

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Finders Keepers? The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

Finders Keepers? The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman

G’day Bookworms! Today we’re taking a trip to Australia. Actually, we’re taking a trip to an island outside of Australia that is completely uninhabited except for a lighthouse keeper… And any immediate family members he might acquire. That’s right. I finally read The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman. (Thanks in no small part to BOTH of my real-life book clubs for choosing this as a summer read and to… Read more »

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Happy Half-Birthday, 2013! Let's Celebrate with… TOP TEN TUESDAY!

Happy Half-Birthday, 2013! Let's Celebrate with… TOP TEN TUESDAY!

G’day Bookworms! It’s TUESDAY, so we’re going to get our list on with the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish! Today they’ve asked us to list the Top Ten Books we’ve read so far in 2013. I’ve read some AWESOME books this year, so it’ll be tough to narrow it down to ten, but here goes… 1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. How much more can I say… Read more »

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The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett

How fare thee, sweet Bookworms? Today we explore a book about books! A few weeks ago, one of my aunts left me a note on Facebook asking me if I’d read The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Love and Obsession by Charlie Lovett. I said I hadn’t and asked if it was any good. My aunt responded with “I don’t know, YOU’RE the bookworm!” Apparently snarky eyebrows aren’t the only familial trait…… Read more »

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The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett

The Bookman's Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett

How fare thee, sweet Bookworms? Today we explore a book about books! A few weeks ago, one of my aunts left me a note on Facebook asking me if I’d read The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Love and Obsession by Charlie Lovett. I said I hadn’t and asked if it was any good. My aunt responded with “I don’t know, YOU’RE the bookworm!” Apparently snarky eyebrows aren’t the only familial trait…… Read more »

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Kiss Me, Hardy: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Kiss Me, Hardy: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Pssst! Hey Bookworms. We’re being super secretive today because we’re talking about SPIES. This blog will self destruct in 15 seconds. Not really. I watched way too much Inspector Gadget as a kid. Anywho. I just finished reading Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein and WOAH. We begin our tale with a young Scottish woman who has been arrested in Nazi occupied France. She’s totally a spy and had the… Read more »

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Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Word To Your Mother: Top Ten Tuesday Collaborates and Listens

Salutations, Bookworms! I know you stayed up all night trying to guess the topic for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday with The Broke and The Bookish, didn’t you?! This week we’ve been asked to list off the top ten words or phrases that make us want to pick up a book. I’m a refined consumer of literature, see? JUST because a book says something saucy on the book jacket doesn’t… Read more »

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Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Well, That's Not What I Was Expecting (A Top Ten Tuesday Adventure.)

Tis Tuesday, my dear Bookworms! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is brought to you, as usual by The Broke and The Bookish. They’ve asked the book bloggers of the internet to list out the books we’ve read that really weren’t what we were expecting. Something you thought you’d love but didn’t? Something you thought would be terrible that you adored? Let’s get to listing! Katie Is Disappointed 1. A Visit… Read more »

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Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (Top Ten Tuesday Rewind: Kickass Heroines)

What’s Up, Bookworms? The ladies at The Broke and The Bookish do an amazing job of coming up with Top Ten Tuesday prompts, you know? They’ve kept this going for a couple of years now, which is kind of incredible. This week’s topic is a “rewind,” so it gives me the opportunity to do one of the top ten lists that were used before I started blogging. I have chosen… Read more »

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