Book Worm has been reading through the Hogwarth Shakespeare retelling series. Next up for her is a modern-day retelling of Macbeth by master of suspense/thrillers, Jo Nesbo. The book comes out today in the US. Check out her review and let us know what you think. Read more
I’ve got admit that I’ve been in somewhat of a reading slump which is why we’ve had fewer posts over the last month. I’m not sure if the reading slump has to do with not finding much appealing or due to a crazy work schedule. I’ve spent the last week listening (I had previously read it) to the audiobook for Ready Player One (because Wheaton’s narration is awesome) and getting irritated by how much it differs from the movie (the book is better). Book Worm, however has been plowing ahead with her reading and is bringing you her latest review of a book that sounds right up my alley. Check out her review. Read more
Only two more days to complete your brackets for the challenge! If you do not complete your bracket before Thursday March 15 in the morning, you will be locked out of the challenge. See instructions in earlier posts and on our challenge page.
UPDATE: You may now begin reading as soon as you have completed and submitted your bracket. Once I see your submission on the CBS site, you may start reading. So if you finish your bracket early, you’ll get a leg up on the competition. Granted we won’t know the final 4 #16 spots until end of day tomorrow.
Good luck everyone! And send me a message if you need any help getting started.
It’s time to join our challenge! Books have been nominated, rated, and ranked and our book bracket is complete. Now we are just waiting on the basketball teams which will be announced on selection Sunday, March 11, 2018. Books on the book bracket will be paired with basketball teams of the same rank. Keep reading to learn more about what you need to to do participate. Read more
We need your help! We’ll be hosting a March Madness reading challenge where books get paired with basketball teams and we need your help to rank the books that will go into each of our brackets. If you have 10 minutes, please go to our survey and vote on the books for the challenge. You can also join in on the challenge to earn the chance to win a box of bookish prizes.
The survey takes about 10 minutes and includes rating 68 books on a 5-point Likert scale. Everyone who completes the survey will be offered the opportunity to win a $15 Amazon gift card for helping out. I will warn you that this survey will be bad for your TBR. I added quite a few books to mine!
Click here to take the survey.
You can read more about the challenge on our challenge page here. I will be posting the list of participants on the challenge page in the next few days so if you want to join and don’t see your name on the list, drop a comment on that page saying you want to play and where you will be posting your updates (on the blog, on your own blog, or on List) and I’ll add you.
Looking for an engaging historical mystery? Then this may be the book for you. Book Worm shares her thoughts on this recently published mystery novel. Read more
It’s time for our first monthly recap of 2018. Find out which books were favorites and which were duds for the month of January. We’ll end our wrap up with a glimpse of what’s coming out in February. Read more
With the new year, comes a list of new countries that we’ll be visiting on our world literature tour. Countries selected were nominated by read around the world participants on the Litsy challenge we are hosting. Make sure to check it out if you are on Litsy by searching the hashtag #readaroundtheworld. We hope you join us in 2018 as we travel the world in books. January kicks us off with a trip to Iceland. Find out which books we selected our trip. Read more
Having just finished this book a few days ago, I can understand why it’s getting such mixed reviews from readers. People seem to either love or hate this book. As someone who doesn’t typically love short stories, I was skeptical about this book but Carmen Machado made me a believer. Here’s why.. Read more