“why do you like to read?”

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I’ve been a reader my entire life. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have access to words or stories. Before I could read, I loved pictures. I loved it when my parents read to me. When I learned to read, I read all the time. I remember struggling through chapter books in the reading corner with my best …

thoughts on tbr piles.

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TBR pile: noun. A “To-Be-Read Pile” is a stack of books of large proportions that have not yet been read by its owner. The TBR pile: a stack known to all bookworms as the pile of dead trees & ink that never. stops. growing. It is a result of bibliophobia (the fear of running out of reading material) and the motto by …

my love-hate relationship with school-required reading

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Reading is FUUUUUN. I’ve never had a problem picking up a book and devouring page after page like a hungry word-eater. I’ve been a bookworm from the very beginning, folks. From The Boxcar Children (which I discovered in 2nd grade thanks to my teacher) to The Book Thief (also a teacher-recommended read) it’s been real. But when a SCHOOL hands me a book …

which book next??

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How do you choose what to read next? Seriously. Please tell me, because I have struggled with this since the day I was born and I flipped through my book basket asking today’s most excruciating question: Brown-Bear, Brown-Bear or If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?  Today the question is the same in various different ways. Red Queen or Going Rogue? Rose …

what made you a bookworm?

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Goooood evening, fellow bookworms. (Or morning. Or afternoon. Whatever floats your boat. Or whatever time zone your boat’s in. That’d be cool if you’re really IN a boat. Are you?? Let me know!) Well, that was an odd way to start a post, but here goes nothing. HOW DID YOU BECOME A BOOKWORM? I’m dying to know. It’s different for …

my collection: the value in owning books.

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I own a lot of books. After typing that sentence, I thought it would be interesting to count how many books I do, in fact, own. 259. I own 259 books. If you don’t believe me, take a look at my bookshelf. I’ve spent fourteen years building this collection, and let me tell you, those are my babies; my prized …

how do you keep up with your blog?

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Recently one of my good friends from my homeschool group (one of the few I know offline who know about my blog… I get shy talking about it!) was talking to me and said, “I don’t know how you keep up with your blog. You post so consistently!” So I thought, “Why not write a post on that?” (And there’s a …

supporting authors

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I always feel like a loyal, accomplished little bookworm when I buy a book the day it comes out. Here I am, reporting from somewhere in South Carolina, on my way to buy Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass, which is officially available today – October 13! (EEEP!) True, I really really REALLY want to read the book… but at …