Tag: Coming Of Age

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

G’Day Bookworms! I had sooooo much fun during Book Blogger Appreciation Week, but let me tell you something. It wreaked absolute havoc on my TBR list. I don’t even remember where I saw it, but somewhere in the blog hopping I was reminded that I’ve only ever read one Markus Zusak novel (The Book Thief, natch. Which duh. Read about it HERE.) I Am the Messenger came highly recommended from this… Read more »

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In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Howdy Bookworms! You remember Judy Blume, right? She was an absolute fixture of my adolescent reading life. Remember that time I wrote about how Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret holds an extra super special place in my heart? (It’s HERE if you’re curious.) In 2015 Judy Blume released her first novel in… Well I don’t know how long. But it had been a while, so it was a… Read more »

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I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

Howdy Bookworms! You know those lists? The ones that float around on the internet that tell you which books you ought to have read already and how you suck at life for not meeting an arbitrary milestone? Perhaps you just kind of ignore the smug implications of such lists. I wish I could. List bullies. Anyway. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith is one of the books that often… Read more »

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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

Oi Bookworms! I am always up for a coming of age novel set in the 1990s with a dollop of rock-n-roll. Seriously, who wouldn’t be? That’s the good stuff, right there, which is why I was rather gleeful when I snagged How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran on sale. (Kindle Daily Deals are my kryptonite.) How to Build a Girl is the story of Johanna Morrigan. Born into poverty in… Read more »

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Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson

Greetings Bookworms! You may have noticed over the past month or so that I’ve been on a little bit of a Native American author kick. Since it’s been such an awesome ride so far, when I was contacted by Open Road Media to check out Monkey Beach by Eden Robinson, I jumped at the offer. *I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This in no way… Read more »

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Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

Howdy Bookworms, Ah, comfort fiction. For me, it typically involves gardening, women supporting one another, and more often than not, it’s set in the South. Sure, sometimes it’s a little on the sweet side, some might argue it’s downright syrupy. Luckily, I never met a dessert I didn’t like, so sweetness is absolutely my thing. I just read Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, and I loved it! Cecelia Honeycutt has had… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for my Baby Cousin

Hey Bookworms! It’s been a couple of weeks since I participated in the Broke and the Bookish’s weekly extravaganza that is Top Ten Tuesday. Today we’ve been challenged to create a list of recommendations with a specific person in mind. I’ve got me a baby cousin. Well, okay, she’s not really a baby anymore, she’s 12… I’m not really sure when that happened. However, I was wracking my brains and… 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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Confession Friday: The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Katie's Teen Angst

Confession Friday: The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Katie's Teen Angst

Confession Friday: I was an angsty teenager. That’s not much of a confession. But I used to dress like this: I went through what I like to call my “grunge phase” in high school. What can I say? I was a socially awkward girl in the late 90s, and it was perfectly acceptable to hide one’s perceived imperfections underneath layers of enormously baggy pants and giant t-shirts. It wasn’t EXACTLY… Read more »

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Childhood: Be Grateful Yours Wasn't Like These

“Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome.” That poignant quote is brought to you by the classic Sandra Bullock movie, Hope Floats (don’t judge me!) Personally, I think spending 70 years of one’s life obsessing over what occurred during the first 18 is counterproductive, but I didn’t spend my childhood like any of the following characters. If I had, I’m sure I’d be singing a… Read more »

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