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Keep Calm & Read a Book

What I’d give to have an extra hour in the day or a little longer lunch break at work to keep reading an enticing book. But, I think that makes reading so much more enjoyable, it is a special part of your day that you can look forward to and be in the moment, letting your imagination take over. The Incessant Bookworm is a place to share love of books – whether it’s reading, crafts, quotes, characters, reflections, you name it! The goal is to keep the art of books and writing alive by conversing with fellow bookworms.
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WWW Wednesday (69)

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently ReadingNot Quite Adults by Richard A. Settersten Jr. and Barbara E. Ray

Recently Finished ReadingStill Me by Jojo Moyes and Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Reading Next: The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult 

What is your WWW Wednesday?

Book Reviews · book club · goodreads

Book Club: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

To begin, this was a highly anticipated book club discussion in which all of us were eager to hear what we thought of this brilliantly crafted yet strange ie. uncomfortable love story. The latter bit of that statement was the biggest source of pondering – is this a love story? Meaning, one we can get behind? I found that regardless of how uncomfortable most of us felt with the start of the relationship between 8 year-old Wavy and Kellen, 13 years her senior, the quote that stuck with me was this exchange:

“There’s nothing wrong with me buying her a ring. She’s my girl,” Kellen said.

“Yeah, except for the part where you’re a pedophile.”

“That’s not the only thing love means.” (Greenwood 175)

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bookish · music · playlist

Playlist Pairing #5

Alas we have come to end of this series on playlists paired with specific genres of books! There have been a number of book pairing posts and content that have been shared with the bookish community – such as tea, coffee, food, wine, etc. I see a consumption theme here! Although I agree that the reading community enjoys the combination of these items with reading a good book (hello coffee shops, bars, and cafes!), I feel music adds another element to the reading experience, potentially enhancing it!

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podcast · Writing

Podcast Spotlight: Launch

I can’t believe I had never heard of this until now. One of my friends texted me the following to introduce me to this podcast: “I found a PERFECT new podcast for you!!!!!!!!! It screams, COURTNEY. It’s called Launch! It’s about publishing books and how to get a book deal.” Obviously I was hooked immediately! Books? Writing? Done and done! I feel this comes at a perfect time in my life where I’ve contemplated what it takes to publish a book and here comes the Launch podcast from Wondery with all its insights and insider knowledge.

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bookish · music · playlist

Playlist Pairing #4: Happy Valentine’s Day

Welcome back! We are continuing the series on playlists paired with specific genres of books! There have been a number of book pairing posts and content that have been shared with the bookish community – such as tea, coffee, food, wine, etc. I see a consumption theme here! Although I agree that the reading community enjoys the combination of these items with reading a good book (hello coffee shops, bars, and cafes!), I feel music adds another element to the reading experience, potentially enhancing it! I’m starting a series to delve into what those pairings look like.

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book lists · goodreads

The Winter Games of Books

I’ll  be honest, I am more of a Summer Games fan than Winter! Maybe it’s because there’s so. much. snow (in the games and where I live) that I am not inclined to glue my eyes to the tv this season. HOWEVER, there are several obscure and unique sports within the Olympics that I couldn’t help make a bookish comparison. What we have here is a winter sport in what it would be in book form and then several country’s versions of the cover. Who’s the winner? I have my own ideas but you decide! Here we go. I present to you….. THE WINTER GAMES OF BOOKS!

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