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Cannonball Read Book Review: The Liars Club

by chasity.moody on March 16, 2013

I am always curious about what type of life a person must lead in order to write a successful memoir. Should it be filled with both inordinate amounts of pain and triumph? Does it require at least one or two horrific incidents? Maybe it should be filled with positive observations from someone who has lived […]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: American Gods

by chasity.moody on June 24, 2012

I’m not quite sure if I love this book or if I just got caught up at the last minute. There were so many times that I put it down to read something else. There were times when I felt I was suffering through it to get to the real point. Then, there were times […]

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Cannonball Read Book Review: Tales of Beedle the Bard

June 24, 2012
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JK Rowling did something for the Children’s Literature genre that hadn’t been done since Dr. Seuss. She made children want to read and she increased and improved their vocabulary and comprehension along the way. Why would anyone who loves to read refuse to celebrate her as an author? OK, to be honest, I used to […]

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Book Reviews, Life, and What Have You

June 3, 2012
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It has been such a crazy few months. The biggest thing is that I was promoted. So, on top of trying to maintain this blog, participate in the Cannonball Read, and recap trashy reality shows for TVGasm, I was transitioning into a new job role. And, when I say transitioning, I mean trying to do […]

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Like Books? Check this Out!

February 20, 2012
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When I first started preparing to do the Cannonball Read IV, I asked for recommendations from friends, and I signed up for Goodreads, and I even sent Facebook status updates and questions on Twitter. It’s daunting to imagine having to review 26-52 books when all you have is a library card and a love of […]

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Girls Night Out: Twenty-Nine Female Vampire Short Stories

February 14, 2012
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I have always been fascinated by vampire mythology. I won’t bore you with the countless tales of vampiric literature I have devoured over the years or my nerdish need to analyze them within their own genre. Instead, I will discuss a book that I came across at a used book sale. The book was simply […]

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My First Cannonball Read: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

January 8, 2012
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Sometimes, you think that you can boil everything down to a simple platitude. And, when you finally realize that life doesn’t work that way, you are left to re-evaluate. I read Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar for the first time when I was 15. It seemed like the thing to read at the time. I […]

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It’s Time to Bring It

January 1, 2012
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For the most part, 2011 was not a good year for me. Yes, I made some great friends at work and am about to go into business with one of them. And, yes, I really enjoyed writing for TVGasm (Mob Wives starts tonight, and I’ll be recapping the hell out of it). But, for the […]

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Book Related: This is so freakin cool

June 26, 2007

This has got to be one of the cooler things I’ve ever found on the internet. Thanks to popculturejunkmail for the link. I think I am going to have to go through my books and take pictures of the inscriptions now. Of course, I’ve donated so many of my books to the Oasis Youth Shelter […]

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A Bibliophile's Website: Book Fetish

December 1, 2005

I was actually looking at design sites. I love to see what other people can do with code. Anyway, I came across this website and thought I would be remiss if I didn’t post about it here.

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