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Discussion: Are They Really “Underachievers”?


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Not to say I haven’t done the same if a book is particularly boring or if I’m so tired I’m falling asleep standing up, but…

I saw this one floating around for awhile. What’s you take on it?

Are you the type to read only a few chapters at a time or if it’s utterly impossible for you to stop after a single chapter once you get started?

Personally, I think you’re a winner for simply picking up the book and starting to read. Be it a page or a chapter or the whole thing in one sitting, you’re a winner JUST FOR GETTING STARTED. There are far too many who don’t even get that far. Consider yourself AWESOME. ❤


Discussion: I’ve always loved this idea…


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Discussion: Signs You’re a Book Addict

Happy March! Atrocious February is over! Let’s start the month off right with some truth. Hard, cold truth about being an addict of a most extreme sort:


It’s funny because these were my tags to this post:

#if someone tries to get inbetween me and free fuckin’ books #I won’t be the one being murdered

(No joke. Hahahahaah~ I guess great minds think alike, huh? xDDD)

At any rate, if the purge DID happen in your town, what would you do and where do you rate your book addiction in regards to this revealing tumblr post?

Would you risk raiding the bookstores or libraries to steal–I MEAN SAVE all the books? Or would you run for cover?

I think you all already know my answer. xD

Reading is dangerous…



You forgot, “NOT Reading

Not Reading is the most dangerous of all!

[Book Review] The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York by Kory Merritt

The Dreadful Fate of Jonathan York

Kory Merritt

What rating would you give it?
4/4.5 of 5 Stars

Give us a summary.

(Goodreads Description)
Discover the horrible fate of Jonathan York as he sets out on his journey through a spooky forest with an alarming party of travelmates!

Jonathan York has led a boring life — a pointless degree from the community college, a lackluster job at the General Store, and never any desire for something more exciting. But when fate leaves him stranded in a sinister land, he finds himself seeking an adventure of his own. Along the way he encounters ghoulish thieves, ravenous swamp monsters, a dastardly ice cream conspiracy, and a necromancer bent on human sacrifice.

In this beautifully illustrated, four-color novel, Jonathan York’s life takes a decidedly spooky turn!

What did you think of the book?

What a delightful read! I really wasn’t expecting to love this as much as I did, but I’ve never been more glad to be wrong.

The art, the verse and rhyme, the pacing of the story… all of it. Absolutely perfect. From the get-go, I had such a Hotel California vibe going on from this story, and by the end, you definitely knew it was going to be a kicker. The eclectic array of characters were all so wonderful. What an odd little bunch. (I loved you all.)

I enjoyed being strung along for the ride and am so upset to see it done. Most definitely recommending this book to everyone I meet. Don’t be surprised if I end up with a printed copy very soon. ❤

Any warnings you wish to make for your readers?

Some of the imagery might be a bit weird or scary, but overall, it’s pretty darned tame. 🙂

Does it count towards any reading challenges?


Would you recommend this book?

Most certainly! Go read!


Reviewed by AMS (amomentsilence)

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: October 2015
Format: eBook, RvC
Pages: 128
Genre & Themes: Fantasy, Magic,
Surrealism, Wondrous Creatures, Horror
Age: Young Adult (YA)
Reviewer: AMS (amomentsilence)
Source: Provided by NetGalley
Challenge2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge,
NetGalley & Other ARC Services, & 9th Annual
Graphic Novels & Manga Challenge 2016

This might just be the realest fortune cookie saying I’ve ever seen…




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If you’ve spent much time on ‘Tumblr’, you’ll know that it’s sort of a thinking man’s Twitter. Many of its avid users are self-confessed literature nerds, which means that you end up getting some fairly interesting conversions about books going on. Here, we’ve found you fifteen instances when the people of Tumblr got real about books. Sometimes, this ended up with hilarious results, and other times it was just way too true for comfort. If you’re a fan of reading, we’re sure that you’ll understand! Take a look!








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Things I Do In My Spare Time


I might be a little obsessed.

QUOTE: “I Still Can’t Decide…”


In Tribute of the Man Who Loved To Read (Yes, This Is Another “Bowie” Post)


I hope you all knew how much the man loved his books.

In case you forgot (or — SHOCKINGLY — didn’t know), here’s a list of his Top 100 Must Read Books:

  1. Interviews With Francis Bacon by David Sylvester
  2. Billy Liar by Keith Waterhouse
  3. Room At The Top by John Braine
  4. On Having No Head by Douglass Harding
  5. Kafka Was The Rage by Anatole Broyard
  6. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
  7. City Of Night by John Rechy
  8. The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  9. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  10. Iliad by Homer
  11. As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  12. Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
  13. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
  14. Inside The Whale And Other Essays by George Orwell
  15. Mr. Norris Changes Trains by Christopher Isherwood
  16. Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall
  17. David Bomberg by Richard Cork
  18. Blast by Wyndham Lewis
  19. Passing by Nella Larson
  20. Beyond The Brillo Box by Arthur C. Danto
  21. The Origin Of Consciousness In The Breakdown Of The Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes
  22. In Bluebeard’s Castle by George Steiner
  23. Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd
  24. The Divided Self by R. D. Laing
  25. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  26. Infants Of The Spring by Wallace Thurman
  27. The Quest For Christa T by Christa Wolf
  28. The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin
  29. Nights At The Circus by Angela Carter
  30. The Master And Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  31. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
  32. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  33. Herzog by Saul Bellow
  34. Puckoon by Spike Milligan
  35. Black Boy by Richard Wright
  36. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  37. The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea by Yukio Mishima
  38. Darkness At Noon by Arthur Koestler
  39. The Waste Land by T.S. Elliot
  40. McTeague by Frank Norris
  41. Money by Martin Amis
  42. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
  43. Strange People by Frank Edwards
  44. English Journey by J.B. Priestley
  45. A Confederacy Of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  46. The Day Of The Locust by Nathanael West
  47. 1984 by George Orwell
  48. The Life And Times Of Little Richard by Charles White
  49. Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock by Nik Cohn
  50. Mystery Train by Greil Marcus
  51. Beano (comic, ’50s)
  52. Raw (comic, ’80s)
  53. White Noise by Don DeLillo
  54. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm And Blues And The Southern Dream Of Freedom by Peter Guralnick
  55. Silence: Lectures And Writing by John Cage
  56. Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews edited by Malcolm Cowley
  57. The Sound Of The City: The Rise Of Rock And Roll by Charlie Gillete
  58. Octobriana And The Russian Underground by Peter Sadecky
  59. The Street by Ann Petry
  60. Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon
  61. Last Exit To Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
  62. A People’s History Of The United States by Howard Zinn
  63. The Age Of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
  64. Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz
  65. The Coast Of Utopia by Tom Stoppard
  66. The Bridge by Hart Crane
  67. All The Emperor’s Horses by David Kidd
  68. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
  69. Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess
  70. The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos
  71. Tales Of Beatnik Glory by Ed Saunders
  72. The Bird Artist by Howard Norman
  73. Nowhere To Run The Story Of Soul Music by Gerri Hirshey
  74. Before The Deluge by Otto Friedrich
  75. Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia
  76. The American Way Of Death by Jessica Mitford
  77. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  78. Lady Chatterly’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
  79. Teenage by Jon Savage
  80. Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh
  81. The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
  82. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
  83. Viz (comic, early ’80s)
  84. Private Eye (satirical magazine, ’60s – ’80s)
  85. Selected Poems by Frank O’Hara
  86. The Trial Of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens
  87. Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes
  88. Maldodor by Comte de Lautréamont
  89. On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  90. Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonders by Lawrence Weschler
  91. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  92. Transcendental Magic, Its Doctine and Ritual by Eliphas Lévi
  93. The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
  94. The Leopard by Giusseppe Di Lampedusa
  95. Inferno by Dante Alighieri
  96. A Grave For A Dolphin by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
  97. The Insult by Rupert Thomson
  98. In Between The Sheets by Ian McEwan
  99. A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes
  100. Journey Into The Whirlwind by Eugenia Ginzburg


So my question to all of you is: what do you think? It’s an impressive list, if I do say so myself. I’ve read a few of the titles on there, but a good many I’ve never even heard of. Sounds promising, don’t you think? Definitely something to get the brain going (and the wallet weeping, aha~)

If I didn’t know I’d go mad, I would have said I’d try to a portion of these this year… But I know that won’t happen. Maybe one or two, but a quarter? Or all? HA! Yeah, right.

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