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Off to BEA!

Hi friends! I’m off to New York for BookExpo America today, which means I won’t be able to post as much as usual—I do have a few posts scheduled, but unfortunately I won’t be able to post every day. I will be tweeting/instagramming like crazy (probably) while I’m at BEA, though, so if you don’t…

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A Poll for Stephen King Fans

As you guys know, I am a huge, HUGE fan of Stephen King, and one of my favorite novels of his is It. My mom, who has also read a lot of King, haaaaates both It and The Stand, for some reason that I’ve never really gotten her to explain much further than “the endings were stupid.” Thus, this…

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Guys guys guys!! Look what I got!! I know, I know, I haven’t been posting for like, what, eight months now? Sorry, life has been super busy/I’ve been lazy and unmotivated but GUYS. Stephen King wrote a sequel to The Shining and it came out today and I HAVE IT so you better bet I’ll at least…

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20 Questions with 101 Books

Came across this yesterday and I’m bored, so I decided to answer these 20 questions from 101 Books (most of which are not quite book-related, oh well). What’s the worst non-fiction book you’ve ever read? I honestly don’t read enough non-fiction to say. I only pick up non-fiction books I know I’ll be interested in. Least…

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OMGOMGOMG Gone Girl was AMAZING.

I just had to say it because I can’t contain myself until NEXT Thursday, since tomorrow my review of Rebecca is going up. But seriously, if you want to read my review of Gone Girl, take this week to read it because I probably won’t be able to post without some massive spoilers. And I mean, you…

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Quick Update

I FINALLY finished The Passage yesterday. I probably read about 40% of it over the weekend, but it was actually because I got hooked back in a bit after the middle part. I’ve already downloaded The Twelve, simply because I’d rather pay $14 for an e-book than $18 for a hardcover. Although I still think $14 for…

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A book a day…for a YEAR?!

I read an article yesterday on Slate.com about a writer whose New Year’s Resolution last year was to read a book a day for a year. Or at least, an average of a book a day, so 366 books. As someone who read a grand total of 51 books last year, that is INSANE to…

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Reading Resolutions 2013

Happy New Year, friends!! 2013 is going to be a good year, I can feel it. Like last year, I’m making some reading resolutions; but unlike last year, I hope to be a little better at keeping them. (Although I guess I only didn’t keep one resolution, but this year I want to keep all…

The Casual Vacancy – J. K. Rowling: Initial Thoughts

I finally finished The Casual Vacancy last night. It took me about a month to read, but that’s counting the 2-week-or-so period that I avoided it after getting to page 50 and getting bored. Even once I got into the story for real (probably not until about page 200 or so), I kept forgetting to bring…

Dystopian novels: the new “paranormal romance”?

Maybe it’s just me (please God let it not be just me), but I don’t get the whole “paranormal romance” thing that started with Twilight. The fact that bookstores have a section labeled “paranormal romance” kinda bugs me. I find it to be a rather insipid genre, which I also blame on Twilight. Then again, most…

My name is Bridget, and I have a problem.

I am addicted to books. Obviously, this is something I would expect most of you to understand, which is why I’m writing it here. A few days ago, I spent about a lot of money—much, much more than I can afford right now, which is about $0—on five new books from Amazon. I finally bought…