Category: Pretentious

Words for Worms Rewind: I Just Don’t Get It. Keep it Copasetic.

Words for Worms Rewind: I Just Don’t Get It. Keep it Copasetic.

Hi Ho Bookworms! Today I’m turning back the clock again, because I’ve still got some posts that were devoured by the internet’s gaping maw during my blog transfer to self-hosting many moons ago. I’ve been peppering them in here and there so my genius isn’t lost. That, and I’ve been extremely lazy lately and these posts are ALREADY WRITTEN and basically nobody ever read them. So. Welcome to my brain… Read more »

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Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Howdy Bookworms! So the other day I was skulking around the blogosphere as I am wont to do. I came across a list on Book Riot (HERE is the post by Jeff O’Neal) of 100 books that would make you “well read.” He had a set of criteria including cultural significance, familiarity with the classics of western literature, etc.  There was a big blow up in the comment section about what constitutes… Read more »

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Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Mo Money, Mo Problems: The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Happy Monday, Bookworms! This weekend I took a trip to China… Sort of. Remember way back when I started this blog I read a novel loosely based on the life of Pearl S. Buck? No? Allow me to refresh your memory. After reading Pearl of China by Anchee Min, I was inspired to read me some Pearl S. Buck. The Good Earth (in conjunction with some of Buck’s other work) won a friggin… Read more »

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"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. (Why Did Nobody Mention the PENGUINS?!)

"Where'd You Go, Bernadette" by Maria Semple. (Why Did Nobody Mention the PENGUINS?!)

Hello my Bookworms, I’m hosting this month’s neighborhood book club meeting, which means, among other things, that I got to choose the book. I decided on Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, because I’d seen that a lot of my favorite book bloggers really enjoyed it. Everybody who reviewed this book mentioned its humor, of which there was plenty, but NOBODY mentioned the PENGUINS. I’m sorry, I’m getting ahead of myself…. Read more »

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The Greatest Sleep Aids Disguised as Books

The Greatest Sleep Aids Disguised as Books

Confession Friday: I fell asleep reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. A lot. The thing is, this is a REALLY good book. It’s just that Tolstoy gets caught up in long diatribes about Russian politics. Okay, it’s not JUST that. The prose is very challenging (even in an English translation, because Lord knows I am pathetically monolingual). I read somewhere that when your brain gets tired of processing complex thoughts, you get… Read more »

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