Category: Mystery

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Howdy Bookworms! Wow, you guys! Four posts this week?! I AM ON FIRE! BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS! Reviewathon, FTW! Today we’re talking about another one of the books I got at BEA. I was wandering aimlessly by myself (for what purpose I can’t remember) when I saw Florinda standing in line to get a book signed. I hopped in the line to chat up Florinda and got a book signed for… Read more »

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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 Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

Good Morrow, Bookworms! Raise your hand if you use your smart phone more than you’re proud of. My hand is high in the air, y’all. (I blame Trivia Crack.) I remember hearing a whole bunch of folks talking about the awesomeness that is The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon so when it popped up as available from my library’s digital services, I had to download it. Because I’m controlled by… Read more »

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Greetings Bookworms, There’s little that drives me as crazy as when EVERYONE is raving about a book and I haven’t read it yet. Right now, that book is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, and heck yes I read it! How could I not? I mean, everyone is calling it the next Gone Girl (review). I wouldn’t necessarily go there, but it’s still a good book, so let’s get to it!… Read more »

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK is a saucy minx)

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK is a saucy minx)

Howdy Bookworms! It will come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t typically go in for thrillers and mysteries. I do, however, go in for all things JK Rowling. If I didn’t know that Robert Galbraith was JK Rowling incognito, the odds of me ever picking up The Cuckoo’s Calling were nil. Luckily, someone leaked Robert Galbraith’s identity, and I’m confirmed in my suspicions that JK Rowling can… Read more »

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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: The Fellowship of the Worms

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: The Fellowship of the Worms

Hello Bookworms, Before we start here today, I want to let everyone know that I am a-okay. You probably saw on the news the devastation wreaked on Central Illinois from a tornado outbreak. Some of those touchdowns were a few miles from us, but luckily we are safe and sound, as is our home. Thanks to everyone for your concern! Now, without further ado, let us get our Fellowship on!… 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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The Shadow of the Wind: A Fellowship of the Worms Experience

The Shadow of the Wind: A Fellowship of the Worms Experience

Greetings, Bookworms! The Fellowship of the Worms is back in session. Our book club choice this month was The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron. 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 Shadow of the Wind and give it a read. This post will be here waiting for you when you… Read more »

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The Silent Wife… Says Farewell

The Silent Wife… Says Farewell

Hey There, Bookworms! In case you’re new here, you should know that I’m an equal opportunity bookworm. Much as I absolutely ADORE you, my digital community, I sometimes interact with people face to face. In fact, I am a part of not one but TWO in-real-life book clubs. I refer to one as “Wine and Whining” and the other as “My Neighbors are Better Than Your Neighbors.” I’m very literal… Read more »

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