Life of a Book Hoarder

My Literary Tattoos

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some pictures of the half-sleeve I got in May. If you don’t follow me, here is a shameless plug where I say you should follow me: Hey, you should follow me!

Anyway – I figured I’d do a post with some nice pictures now that my arm is healed and give a brief explanation of what I chose to get.

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Life of a Book Hoarder

The Noir Tour with Christopher Moore

At the end of April one of my favorite authors, Christopher Moore, came back to Boston for the release of his latest book, Noir. This was my third time seeing him (the last time was in 2015) and per usual, I was totally awkward and star-struck.

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Book Signing: The Author Guy

In lieu of a Judging post this week, I wanted to talk a little about the book signing I went to on Wednesday for Christopher Moore’s new book, Secondhand Souls. I saw him two years ago and sadly missed him last year, so I was excited to be able to go back to Boston this year and see him again. He’s one of my favorite authors and it’s always nice to meet someone you admire!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Fluke

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Do you Auto-Buy Your Favorite Authors?

 

We all have our favorite authors – those writers whose work we need to own or read all of. I’m moving soon and my blogging has taken a back seat, but I wanted to post a little something anyway. Talking about my favorite authors is easy, and I’d love to hear some of yours!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Lamb

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This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Sacre Bleu

This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

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Book Review

Book Review: The Serpent of Venice

The Serpent of Venice
By Christopher Moore

My Edition:
Hardcover, signed first edition, 326 pages
2014, William Morrow
ISBN: 9780061779763

4/5 stars

Let me be a little vain and talk first about the physical appearance of this book. I love it! The pages are nice and thick and the edges are a rich blue that matches the cover.

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Monthly Wrap Up

April Wrap Up

So I keep a little notebook and I write down each book I read, how many pages it is, and any quotes I like and at the end of the month I total up my numbers for some nerdy statistics! My goal is to read at least 100 books each year (to try to catch up my overwhelmingly massive ‘to be read’ pile!) and I use a neat little Excel file that a friend created for me to total up all my numbers.

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Book Review: Fool by Christopher Moore

Welcome to my blog! Lately, I’ve really started working on a review format and trying to come up with more detailed, thoughtful reviews than I normally write. I’ll be posting reviews here, along with pictures of the books I read, pictures of books I own, little surveys, and really anything I can think of that’s related to books! Hopefully, you enjoy! I’m always interested in hearing what others think about the books I’ve read, what they recommend, etc. Feel free to leave comments!

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