Tag: humor

Self Inflicted Wounds and Why Aisha Tyler is My New BFF

Self Inflicted Wounds and Why Aisha Tyler is My New BFF

Greetings Bookworms, I love a good celebrity memoir. It can be a tricky business, though. Sometimes you’ll pick up a celebrity memoir and the celeb will be unfunny, self important, and/or preachy. All that is GREAT if you’re hate-reading, but it can be a huge disappointment when it’s a celebrity you think is awesome. Kind of bursts the bubble, you know? Luckily, the opposite can happen. For example. Aisha Tyler…. Read more »

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This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

Hi Ho, Bookworms! Everyone’s family has a little bit of drama and/or weirdness going on. I mean, it wouldn’t be family if there weren’t some sort of dysfunction going on somewhere. I think that’s why I tend to be drawn to family dramas with a twisted sense of humor. This month, my IRL book club (affectionately dubbed “My Neighbors Are Better Than Your Neighbors” because, well, they are) chose This… Read more »

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The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J Maarten Troost

The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J Maarten Troost

Ahoy, Bookworms! I’ve always romanticized the idea of a deserted island. I mean, beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, palm trees… Heavenly, no? Perhaps, if your deserted island isn’t a South Pacific atoll. I was positively stoked to discover my library had an audio copy of The Sex Lives of Cannibals by J Maarten Troost available to dispel all my deserted island fantasies. I mean, after how much I adored Headhunters on My… Read more »

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I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Hey there Bookworms, I really love humorous memoirs, the more neurotic, the better. When I ran across I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley on my library’s list of immediately available digital audio books, I couldn’t help myself. The only think I love more than this book genre is cake! (I really like cake, damnit!) If you’re not sure audio books are for you, I encourage you to… Read more »

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Headhunters on my Doorstep by J Maarten Troost

Headhunters on my Doorstep by J Maarten Troost

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! It probably won’t come as a huge surprise to any of you, but I’m a bit of a homebody. I like the idea of travel, but I seem to have been born with zero wanderlust. That said, I really like to travel vicariously though books. All the glamour, none of the bedbugs. When I was offered J Maarten Troost’s latest offering, Headhunters on My Doorstep, I figured I’d… Read more »

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A Literal Farewell to Arms (An Idiosyncratic Lit List)

A Literal Farewell to Arms (An Idiosyncratic Lit List)

Greetings Bookworms, You know how much I love a good list. I participate in Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) regularly. Sometimes, though, I find myself stifled by their topics. In order to keep the meme going, they have to issue very broad topics as prompts so that all sorts of book bloggers can participate. A lot of the lists that percolate in my head don’t… Read more »

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Review & GIVEAWAY!!! Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John Oliva

Review & GIVEAWAY!!! Washing Cars & Wasting Time by John Oliva

Greetings Bookworms! I know, I know. I was MIA yesterday. I have a really good reason for going missing that has nothing at all to do with spending my evening having my hair dyed to camouflage my prematurely graying hair… Wait… I mean… Books! I was recently contacted by John Oliva and asked if I’d be interested in reviewing his book Washing Cars and Wasting Time. I don’t often accept review requests… Read more »

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My Life According to Books 2013

My Life According to Books 2013

Greetings Bookworms, It’s been a slow reading week, my friends. I’ve been working on Rebecca for The Fellowship of the Worms next week and I’m a little behind schedule. What else is new? Anyway, Rory (from Fourth Street Review) turned me onto this post from popculturenerd.com and I’m enamored. Using the books I’ve read so far this year as a guide, I’m going to complete the following sentences. It’s like a cross… Read more »

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Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (David Sedaris is a Master Conversation Starter)

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls (David Sedaris is a Master Conversation Starter)

Bonjour Bookworms, Today we’re going to explore diabetes with owls. I know that sounds like a kicky conversation starter for a cocktail party, but really. David Sedaris wrote a new book of personal essays (and other fabulous weirdness) called Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. I’ve been a Sedaris fan since my friend Dr. Erin gave me a copy of Me Talk Pretty One Day for my birthday many moons ago…. Read more »

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Celebrating World Penguin Day With a Letter From Alfred

Celebrating World Penguin Day With a Letter From Alfred

Happy World Penguin Day, Bookworms! Were you unaware of the occasion? I couldn’t let it slip by without recognition, and I think I’ve come up with an appropriate celebration. I was recently given a belated birthday gift that is, in a word, exceptional. I now have in my service this incredibly dapper gentlebird: This is my new penguin butler. His name is Alfred, after Batman’s butler, because we want to… Read more »

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