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Category Archives: book blogging
Happy February, Bookwyrms! Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, Singles Awareness Day, or even Discount Chocolate Day (Feb 15th), this is a season to share the love. Accordingly, I’d like to take this opportunity to send … Continue reading
Or: “Reading Without Limits” Goes Both Ways This is somewhat of a prelude to my Decade-End Review, and somewhat of a response to: Recent discussions on appropriate tween books (scroll down to the “Clean Teen” section), Debates over appropriate trick-or-treating ages … Continue reading
It’s been a month of raising the dead, hasn’t it? I’ve been resurrecting my old Insatiable Booksluts posts, and now I’ve decided to delete my LiveJournal account. Apparently, they’ve been bought by a Russian company and now require users to … Continue reading
Let’s play a game! Inspired by Book Riot‘s “We Didn’t Start the Pale Fire: Books Summarized By 80s Song Titles,” I thought I’d make my own list of book-summing song titles — drawn from the 90s, since that’s the decade that represents … Continue reading
[sigh] Show of hands, how many of you saw this coming? Don’t worry, I won’t hold it against you. It’s not that I’m quitting, per se, so much as canceling the central rule of the challenge. Which…ok, that sounds like … Continue reading
So, I saw Catching Fire on Sunday and felt pretty much like Chester from the Nostalgia Critic‘s “Bum Reviews” – the latest of which, incidentally, is Catching Fire 🙂 (beware of spoilers) (P.S. the NC reviews – though not so much the … Continue reading
Inspired by Entertainment Weekly’s Best YA bracket game, sj of Booksnobbery made her own version a few weeks ago, with 120 titles suggested by her followers. Readers voted, and sixty titles advanced. Since then, an upcoming move and other RL … Continue reading