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Avid Book Wyrm
Remember the scene in "Beauty and the Beast" where Beast shows her the library? I still want that library and have been collecting and, of course, reading books of all types just in case. Later I realized it would also come in handy in the event of a zombie apocalypse because you never know when you might want to read a good book or bonk a zombie on the head with one. (Don’t actually do that, you might hurt the book. I’m also being told I have to include a disclaimer that zombies aren’t real, and definitely don’t hit them with books because they don’t like that.) My tastes in books run the gamut from books I loved when I was a kid, to the book I just finished last night at 4:30 in the morning because I just couldn’t stop, which to be fair is most of the time. If you want to talk to me about books, just look for the woman in a nerdy shirt and wear a rosebud in your lapel. (Unless you’re a zombie. Then, you’re out of luck.)
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Picture Book Party
Updated 1 day ago
How many books do I have to read to you before you go to sleep?
So far, the answer is five. Luckily, they don't have to be the same book five times. (Yet.)
Updated 1 month ago
Dragons, wizards, hobgoblins and beasties! I love them all, and I also enjoy pretending to be them. (Being a dragon is a lot harder than you'd think. My eyebrows never did grow back properly.) Whether you've always wanted to be a wizard, or a demigod, a werebeastie, or a tiny little green alien who lives in a swamp, this list might be for you, fellow fantasy fan!
Updated 4 months ago
From the towering presence of the Brachiosaurus (who could live for a hundred years!) to the tiny arms of a Tyrannosaurus Rex (that could bench press 400 pounds each), dinosaurs have been a favorite of children and adults alike since forever, really. And, if you're a fan of random facts like I am, then get ready because these books are full of random dinosaur facts!
A Cozy Read
Updated 1 year ago
Take a mystery that needs solving, add a cute punny title, and usually an adorable animal sidekick, and you will probably end up with a cozy mystery (just hope that you're not the victim who got murdered). To be honest, I had no idea that's what these kind of books were called. The first one I remember picking up was "Mum's the Word" by Kate Collins (and yes, of course it's on this list!), and I said to myself, "I see what you did there, flowers, puns, you sneaky monkey you." I flipped the book over because the title made me smile, and reading the blurb of murder and a possible romance with a sexy ex cop had me hooked, and I've just been falling down the cozy mystery rabbit hole ever since.
So, if you want a mystery that keeps you interested, kick back in a comfy chair, grab the toasty beverage of your choice, a warm blanket, and curl up with a nice cozy read. Maybe your pet will come over to join you and you two can be armchair sleuths together. And, after, if you find yourself inspired by the books, (not the murder part, please) you can try out a recipe included in some of the books and eat a tasty treat while you read the next book in the series.
I Thought I was a Teenage...
Updated 2 years ago
School, homework, chores, maybe an annoying sibling. Pimples, crushes and video games. You think it’s a normal, boring life until... You find out you’re not! You’re a wizard Harry! Or maybe you’re an elf, or a demigod, or something entirely different! This list might not help you muddle your way through whatever discovery you just made about yourself, but maybe reading about their troubles will ease your trials/tasks/homework from Odin.
The Book vs. Movie Debate
Updated 2 years ago
I know what you're thinking. "She works in a library, so of course she'll say the book was better." Right? Well... sometimes. Sometimes, the book is better than the movie ever could be, and other times the movie is just so wonderful that you wonder why the author didn't include that part in their book. Whether you've read the book years before the movie was even a thought, or only read it because of the movie, or didn't even know that this movie you love so much is based on a book, you have become a part of a very large debate between many different camps. But we're not going to get into that. Oh no. That, my friends, is a big can of worms that we don't have time for today. No, this list is just my opinion about which movies blow their books out of the water, hold their own, or go down in a blaze of shame and should possibly never ever be made into movies again. Ever.