Dreaming Novel Things: Bookworms– Glamorized in Fiction, Crazed in Reality

dreamingnovelthingsDreaming Novel Things is a feature in which I discuss book related subjects, but in a creative way. I’ll use interviews, narratives and lists to talk about book trends, book opinions and bookish matters. If you have any book related subjects you’d like to see me discuss just leave me a comment below!

There’s hundreds of bookworms scattered throughout fiction and many of us love these characters because they depict our deepest love: books. We bookworms can relate to the character who can’t put down the book, but are these characters an accurate representation? Not by a long shot. You see, writers glamorize bookworms to cast them in a better light because we bookworms like to think of ourselves equivalent to the likes of Belle. But my fellow bookworms, its time to be honest. No more will we lie to ourselves! We bookworms are much more wild than our fictional counterparts. We are absolutely CRAZED. Need some proof? Keep on reading buddy, but prepare yourself. Otherwise I have to get into my whole “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” lecture and no one likes a long blog post.

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Bloggin’ Recap: February 23rd-March 1st

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It’s Sunday, the beginning of a new week so that means it’s time for a Bloggin’ Recap. A feature inspired by A Bookish Heart. Every Sunday I’ll get the chance to tell you what’s going on in my life, what I’ve posted for the week, what to expect in the upcoming week and posts I enjoyed from other bloggers.

In Real Life

Well, Cinder and Coraline finally arrived in the mail. I read Coraline out loud to my little sister and it was so good! Creepy, but good. I’m really impressed with Neal Gaiman’s creativity and imagination. The story was so unique. I do have to admit, I tried to scare my sister a couple of times with the picture in the book and I ended up giving myself nightmares. That’s karma for ya.

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls CoverNovel Facts:

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Honest Sid: Memoir of a Gambling Man by Ronald Probstein

Honest Sid coverNovel Facts:

  • Published: February 26th, 2014
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Pages in Paperback: 208
  • Quote: “To live outside the law you must be honest.”
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  • A copy of this book was provided by Pubshelf for free in exchange for an HONEST review. Pubshelf is a site dedicated to promoting self-published authors.
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Friday Favorites: Favorite Author Pseudonyms

Friday Favorites 02I stumbled upon this meme at the adorable blog, Tessa’s Wishful Endings. Really it’s as simple as the name; you talk about a favorite book related subject on Fridays. It could be anything from favorite authors, books and genres to favorite reading spots, opening sentences and love triangles. Basically the world of novels is our oyster and with Friday Favorites, we can conquer it.

Favorite Author Pseudonym

Have you ever fallen head over heels for an author? You read a book and absolutely adore the writing style so you start reading more and more of this author. Suddenly you’ve collected every book they’ve ever written, first editions with signatures, and know every answer to every interview they have ever given.

Then you find yourself gushing about your beloved author with your book buddies when one of them exclaims they love them too, they then go on to gush about them with you but they call the author by a different name. You tell them they are mistaken, they misheard you. You said “So and So” and not “Other so and so” and that’s when your friend tells you that you are using the author’s pseudonym.

YOU MEAN THAT WASN’T THE AUTHOR’S REAL NAME?

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