Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Perks(and downside) of Dating a Bookworm

I consider myself very lucky for having such an understanding partner! It's not easy for a non-bookworm to understand the joys and woes of a bookworm. There are many perks to dating a bookworm but coming from my Fiance, there are some not so fun things about dating one(I know, he must be crazy!)

1.  Lazy Sundays

I am pro lazy Sundays. Hubby wants to stay in and watch the Football game? Sure! I have no problem curling up next to him with my nose in a book!

2.  Shopping for me is Easy!

My partner has never complained when it comes to buying me gifts for any occasion. When in doubt a Gift card to the bookstore suits me just fine!

3. Great Conversation

Dinner talk is never absent! I am always waiting to dish about the latest from my current read
Note from Fiance: This can sometimes be a downside. Most of the time, I have no idea what she is talking about because I have not read the book.

4. Road Trip, Let's go!

Always down for a road trip, as long as I can take books with me!

5.  Problem Solving

I can help you get through that because it happened to a book character!

The not so fun side...According to Mr. Crazy Bookworm

1. How many more bookshelves do I have to build?

That is a popular phrase in our household. It's about every 6 months my handyman hubby has to pound away in the garage to build be a new bookshelf to house my new treasures.

2. Turn the darn light off!

Yep. Another popular phrase. I have no problem staying up throughout the night to read but I guess when you have to get up for work at 5 a.m. that little light can be an issue.

3. Dragging me to every bookstore or book section

That's right! We cannot pass a bookstore without popping in.
And by "popping in" she means staying for at least an hour, browsing. 

4. You bought more books?! 

I think this one speaks for itself...

5. Books everywhere!

It doesn't matter how many bookshelves he builds. Books are still piling up on end tables, nightstands, shelves, etc.

What about you? Does your partner have any Bookworm complaints? Or perks?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Invitation to Tea: Book Characters

Invitation to Tea is an old feature that I used to do here at the Crazy Bookworm that I would really like to bring back! 

In case you don't already know I am a HUGE tea lover. I almost always have a hot, steaming cup beside me whenever I am reading or blogging. If I could have the ultimate tea party, Alice in Wonderland style, who would I want to Par-tea(like what I did there?!) with?

This week's list is not only Book Characters I want to have Tea with but their 'Plus One's'

You are Cordially Invited to my Tea Party...
On the Guest List:


The Notebook (The Notebook, #1)

Tiger Lily

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Harry was allowed a 'Plus Two'

The Fault in Our Stars

And what is a Tea Party without a Kid's table?!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)

You are more than welcome to do your own post! Just please like back to The Crazy Bookworm. If you do your own post, please link in comments, I would love to check it out!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Follow Friday...It's Been a While!

Wow! It's been a while since I participated in Follow Friday. I can't wait to discover some great new(or old) blogs!

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Q: Tell us a Book Character you would trade places with?

I'm sure Harry Potter is going to dominate this week so without going to the obvious with that one, I will go to my all time favourite book: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly.

I would love to trade places with Andy just for going to Paris alone would be amazing!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman

When God Was a Rabbit
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Publisher: Headline Review
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 341 Pages
Series: None
Format: Paperback
Source: Home Library
Reason: Personal interest | Summer Reading Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon

In a remarkably honest and confident voice, Sarah Winman has written the story of a memorable young heroine, Elly, and her loss of innocence- a magical portrait of growing up and the pull and power of family ties. From Essex and Cornwall to the streets of New York, from 1968 to the events of 9/11, When God Was a Rabbit follows the evolving bond of love and secrets between Elly and her brother Joe, and her increasing concern for an unusual best friend, Jenny Penny, who has secrets of her own. With its wit and humor, engaging characters whose eccentricities are adroitly and sometimes darkly drawn, and its themes of memory and identity, When God Was a Rabbit is a love letter to true friendship and fraternal love.

“Nothing stays forgotten for long, Elly. Sometimes we simply have to remind the world that we're special and that we're still here.” 

Do you ever come across those books that demand to be read? You can almost hear them screaming at you from your bookshelves? That was my experience with When God Was a Rabbit. Owning it for quite some time but put off reading it. Why? I have NO idea. I think though, that I was meant to read this book when I did. I started it during a transition in my life and this beautiful coming of age story was growing right along with me!

Elly is a character like non other. She is awkward, funny and absolutely adorable. You get to witness her grow from a vibrant little girl into a successful, strong willed woman. 

Lots take place during the books 341 pages; Which fly by very quickly! I can assure you, it will be nearly impossible for you to put this book down.  Your heart will fill up quickly with this books wonderful character cast. You will laugh with them, cry with them and grow with them. There were many passages out of this book that I took to heart and that I could relate to my own life.

A beautiful tale about love, loss, self discovery and growth. Get comfortable because you won't be getting up until you turn the very last page!

 In One Word

Cover Love

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Crazy Bookworm, Where have you Been?

Dear Crazy Readers,

I am here! This poor blog of mine has taken a hit with my busy summer and for that I am deeply sorry! I love this blog, and for as long as I am able too, will always try to keep it going; So please forgive me during this frazzling time! 

I am approaching the tail end of my Yoga Teacher Training and will be completed August 24th. But with that comes a lot of work, study and practice so I'm afraid that the blog will not be top priority during that time but I WILL make an effort to post here and there throughout that time. After all that is done I can regain my footing and work out a better blogging routine...Any tips? 

I just wanted to drop you lovelies a note to let you know that The Crazy Bookworm is still kicking around! I have read many great books in the last few weeks that I can't wait to share with you!

I am still checking up on all your wonderful blogs whenever I have time so that hasn't been hindered. 

Thanks for your support, crazy bookworms!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Reality Boy

This one was released on October 22nd, 2013 but I have been holding out for the Paperback that was released just last week. Can't wait to get my nose into it!