Through the Woods

I woke up this morning to a rather cold, rainy day, and my first thought was that it was a perfect day to focus on spooky reads. With that thought in mind, I decided to spend the morning re-reading Emily Carroll's Through the Woods. I actually mentioned this book in a recent post as a…

The Holmes-Dracula File

There's something very exciting about seeing an author tackle not just one, but two well-known intellectual properties...especially when the resulting novel is as fantastic as Fred Saberhagen's The Holmes-Dracula File. "It is with emotions doubly strange that I at last take up my pen to write the story involving the creature I have elsewhere referred…

City of Ghosts/Tunnel of Bones

Whether it's because of Halloween, or the somewhat gloomy aesthetic of early fall, the month of October is a perfect time for reading spooky books! So far this month, I've had the opportunity to enjoy two great spooky reads, City of Ghosts and Tunnel of Bones, by Victoria Schwab. "People think that ghosts only come…

Solutions and Other Problems

Back at the end of June, I wrote a post announcing the upcoming release of Allie Brosh's second book, Solutions and Other Problems. It was so hard to wait for the book's release date (and even harder to force myself to quarantine the Amazon box it arrived in out in my garage), but I've finally…

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Forty

Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend so far! It's been a pretty exciting week here at The Unapologetic Bookworm. In addition to completing this year's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge at the beginning of the week, the site has reached a huge milestone. The Unapologetic Bookworm officially has more than 100…

The Diary of a Young Girl

Earlier this week, I issued a challenge, which was to spend some time talking about censorship and/or a banned book that had a significant positive impact on you as a reader. As I was thinking about my own response to this challenge, it occurred to me that many of the books that had the greatest…

Book vs. Movies – The Hobbit

Good morning, everyone! A very happy Hobbit Day to you all! In the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels, today is the shared birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, which makes today a great opportunity to celebrate all things Tolkien-related. Personally, I am planning to celebrate by going about barefoot for the whole day (as a…

Talk Like A Pirate Day 2020

Argh! It do be Talk Like A Pirate Day, mateys! Okay, that's quite enough of that, but the statement still stands. Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day, which makes this a perfect time to discuss books about pirates. It's really not surprising that people find pirates fascinating. Not only are they part of world…

Fangs

September has been a great month for new book releases, and I have to confess that I may have gone a little overboard on my pre-orders. While some of the books I've ordered have not yet been released, one of the books I was most excited for has already arrived. That book is Sarah Andersen's…

Pure Invention

Have you ever watched anime or taken the time to read a volume of manga? Do you play Nintendo or sing karaoke? Did you ever beg your parents to buy you a Hello Kitty backpack, or have a meltdown during class because your teacher confiscated your Tamagotchi? If you answered "yes" to any of these…