Monthly Archives: May 2014

#BOOKQUOTES FEATURING GROUCHO MARX

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx, who is also responsible for one of my other favourite quotes: “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol)… Read more »

Armchair BEA – Expanding Blogging Horizons

The Day 3 topic for Armchair BEA that I’ve selected is: Expanding Blogging Horizons What do you think about when you think about going beyond blogging or expanding your horizons? Is it a redesign of your blog? Have you branched out into freelance writing or even published a novel of your very own? Or, have you moved into a different… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish People I’d Like to Meet

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a Freebie, which means I get to pick my own topic. So I pick…. (drum roll please)…Top Ten Bookish People I’d Like to Meet. I like this because it’ll allow me to highlight some of my favourite bloggers, as well as a few authors and other bookish folks…. Read more »

The Sunday Review: THE OUTSIDERS – S.E. Hinton

**Warning: There are some spoilers for the early plot of this book (though nothing more than in the book description on Goodreads), so if you prefer to go into a book with no idea what the major plot points are, don’t read this review!! According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A… Read more »

Time for a Change!

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Wait! Stop! No, you’re not in the wrong place – I’ve just updated my look a little bit! Consider it my blog’s version of a new summer ‘do. I got so tired of my old header which, let’s face it, was just a really bad quality photo of my recently-read shelf. But I’m no genius web designer, and I didn’t… Read more »

The Book Blogger Test

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The lovely Stacie over at Books Galore tagged me to participate in this post. It’s basically a list of book-related questions on topics that I may or may not have mentioned on the blog before – mainly to help you guys get to know me even better! So without further ado, let’s get started! What are your top three book… Read more »

WWW Wednesday #21

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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  Here are my WWW answers! What did I recently finish reading? I finished this a few… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books About Friendship

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Books About Friendship.” 1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green – Tiny and the first Will Grayson is complicated, occasionally acerbic and runs deep.2. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion – Don Tillman isn’t the easiest person. But he has friends around… Read more »

Let’s Discuss: #WeNeedDiverseBooks and a Look at Must-Read Lists

A long, long time ago, I published a list of the 1,001 books you should read before you die, as decided by the BBC. A few weeks ago, a new comment was left on this long-forgotten post, pointing out how western-centric it is and bemoaning the lack of diverse authors and literary offerings. Diversity in books is something I’ve been… Read more »

The Sunday Review: THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY – Gabrielle Zevin

Hanging over the porch of the tiny New England bookstore called Island Books is a faded sign with the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means.  A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has… Read more »

Stacking the Shelves #21

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Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS… Read more »

Life of a Blogger: 101 Things I Love

Life of a Blogger is a weekly meme hosted by Novel Heartbeat. Every week there’s a new topic, not related to book blogging. This week’s topic is: 101 Things I Love. (For a full list of topics – past and future – go here.) Here they are, in no particular order: My family My cats My home Reading Bookstores The… Read more »