Happy Birthday Bookworm Blues!

Wow. One year and nearly 50,000 views later.  Time has really flown by and I’m, quite honestly, amazed this blog is still flourishing (especially after reading my first “reviews”).  Regardless, here I am – one year, a bachelor of science degree, cancer and a (still cooking) baby later and I’m still plugging along.  And nearly…

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GIVEAWAY: Redheart by Jackie Gamber

A few days ago, Stephen Zimmer, an author who also does PR for Seventh Star Press asked me if I was interested in doing a contest for Redheart, Jackie Gamber‘s new young adult fantasy release. Of course I said yes.  So here it is, the Seventh Star Press giveaway of Redheart. Read on to find…

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I’m back

I’m back from my vacation in San Diego. I scheduled some reviews to be posted (and a discussion) while I was gone, so I’m hoping no one noticed I was missing other than my whole not pimping my reviews on twitter like I usually do. It hasn’t seemed to matter. For whatever reason, my blog…

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It’s a…

Happy Healthy Baby GIRL!  I really suck at all things ultrasound so all I know is in this picture you can see a lot of her arm and leg bones and I think that looks cool.  Thanks to everyone who gave me support during this time. I really do appreciate it. I have to go…

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And the winner is…

First of all, thanks to everyone who entered my The Sorcerer’s House giveaway.  I just did the handy-dandy computer randomizer program. The winner for this contest is Lokidude. Lokidude, please email me at bookwormblues (at) live (dot) com with your mailing address and I’ll get the book in the mail for you as soon as possible.  Thanks again for everyone who…

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Another Health-Related Update

Well, kids, here it is. Another bit of health drama to add to my pile.  First, I should say that I’m not exactly comfortable fessing up to this bit of news because it’s really, really hard for me to think about. However, writing things out is very therapeutic for me and I’ve had a lot…

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Book Porn

I mentioned in a previous review that, with all this health stuff, I’ve had a lot of books on hold until I felt good enough to read and absorb them fairly. Well, since I’ve started reading again, I’ve realized just how LARGE my hold pile has gotten. Today, instead of reviewing, I decided to post…

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GIVEAWAY – The Sorcerer’s House: Gene Wolfe

The lovely people at TOR sent me an extra copy of this wonderful book. That means that I’m giving it away. This time I’m shaking it up even more and opening this giveaway up worldwide.  Same rules apply as my last giveaway. It opens today and closes next Sunday, March 12 at 11:59pm (my time…

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What’s been going on

This week I got to see the back specialist. He basically said I’m one hell of a mess. I have two pretty herniated vertebrae, one of which is nicely torn, as well as degenerative bone disease. My discs are pushing on a clump of nerves which impedes the function of my right leg. I have…

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Hiatus

People say, “at least you have your health.” I’ve heard it about a million times, and I never thought twice about it until now, when I’m reduced to watching life pass by from an (un)comfortable position on my back because I can’t walk anymore without the aid of my 69 year old mother’s walker. I’m…

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