Category Archives: Extorting Bibliophilia

“The Romanovs: 1613-1918” by Simon Sebag Montefiore

I cannot believe how long it took me to read this book. Thirty. Days. That has to be my record. This has nothing to do with the content. This book was fascinating. But it was also incredibly dense, as Montefiore … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

We’re Going on A Scavenger Hunt (Tag)!

You got it, another book tag. This one was also on ChocolatenWaffles’ Blog. If you didn’t check out Donna’s blog the last time I did a tag from her blog, I urge you to visit this time. Her blog is … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Alphabet Book Tag

And yet another! I promise to give you guys a review soon, but I am currently reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore, and as captivating as this book is, it is incredibly dense and is probably going to take me … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia, Musings | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Hi, my name is Becky and I’m a bookaholic…

Surprise! It’s another book tag! I found this one on the fantastic ChocolatenWaffles Blog.  This tag addresses severe bookaholism, so this one might even be good for my health. For any of you who have ever been in doubt of my … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia, Musings | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

My bookish identity

You guys are in for a treat over the next few posts. During the second half of semester, when my brain was so fried by Stats and Social & Organisational Psych that I dreamed  about my study notes, I only … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

“Fall” by Candice Fox

I specifically chose to read Fall during the last few days of semester because it meant that I could reread Hades and Eden while I was studying. I now have so many books to read that I have to figure out which ones … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Holding” by Graham Norton

Those of you at uni or college or high school will know the feeling of the last two weeks of semester. You’ve made it all the way through. You can see the finish line but there is just one last, … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline

I got home from work one day and my roommate hands me a book. “Do you want this? I’m never going to read it.” And hell, who am I to turn down a free book? I grabbed it and put … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Thanks for the Trouble” by Tommy Wallach

I have been incredibly lucky in that the last few book I’ve read have been pure genius. Thanks for the Trouble is no exception. I bought this book when I was in Dymocks in Queen St Mall, forever and a day … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Holding Up the Universe” by Jennifer Niven

Pro Tip: Never ever ever drop your book in the bath tub. Particular not when you are less than 20 pages before the end of a  book that you’ve been reading, pretty much non-stop, for 4.5 hours. Turning waterlogged pages may … Continue reading

Posted in Extorting Bibliophilia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments