Author: Lucy Mangan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819122X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 1869

The perfect Christmas gift for the bookworm in your life. 'Beautiful and moving... It will kickstart a cascade of nostalgia for countless people' Marian Keyes When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up different worlds and cast new light on this one. She was whisked away to Narnia - and Kirrin Island - and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library. In Bookworm, Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life and disinters a few forgotten treasures poignantly, wittily using them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm. 'Passionate, witty, informed, and gloriously opinionated' Jacqueline Wilson 'A deliciously nostalgic treat' Good Housekeeping 'Lucy Mangan has enough comic energy to power the National Grid' The Spectator

The Bookworm

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthologies

Page: 396

View: 437



Publisher: B. M. Mousavi


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 26

View: 327

If you have lived on this earth for any bit of time, it's safe to say you have seen a worm before. Maybe you have seen one in a fruit or in the garden, on a plant or in the soil. That is usually where worms live, after all. And as you may know, our story is about a worm. But this worm is special. This little worm once lived inside a book. I know it sounds strange at first. "Do books have worms like apple?" you might ask. You see, when a book gets very old, small worms slowly start to eat its pages. They are called bookworms.

The Bookworm: A Novel

Author: Mitch Silver

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681777088

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5869

A stunning and surprising new thriller, Mitch Silver’s latest novel takes readers from a secret operation during World War II—with appearances by Noel Coward and Winston Churchill—to present day London and Moscow, where Lara Klimt, “the Bookworm,” must employ all her skills to prevent an international conspiracy. Why did Hitler chose not to invade England when he had the chance? Europe, 1940: It’s late summer and Belgium has been overrun by the German army. Posing as a friar, a British operative talks his way into the monastery at Villers-devant-Orval just before Nazi art thieves plan to sweep through the area and whisk everything of value back to Berlin. But the ersatz man of the cloth is no thief. Instead, that night he adds an old leather Bible to the monastery’s library and then escapes. London, 2017: A construction worker operating a backhoe makes a grisly discovery—a skeletal arm-bone with a rusty handcuff attached to the wrist. Was this the site, as a BBC newsreader speculates, of “a long-forgotten prison, uncharted on any map?” One viewer knows better: it’s all that remains of a courier who died in a V-2 rocket attack. The woman who will put these two disparate events together—and understand the looming tragedy she must hurry to prevent—is Russian historian and former Soviet chess champion Larissa Mendelovg Klimt, “Lara the Bookworm,” to her friends. She’s also experiencing some woeful marital troubles. In the course of this riveting thriller, Lara will learn the significance of six musty Dictaphone cylinders recorded after D-Day by Noel Coward—actor, playwright and, secretly, a British agent reporting directly to Winston Churchill. She will understand precisely why that leather Bible, scooped up by the Nazis and deposited on the desk of Adolf Hitler days before he planned to attack Britain, played such a pivotal role in turning his guns to the East. And she will discover the new secret pact negotiated by the nefarious Russian president and his newly elected American counterpart—maverick and dealmaker—and the evil it portends. Oh, and she’ll reconcile with her husband.

Beware the Bookworm

Author: John Sazaklis

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 139822314X

Category: Book-worms

Page: 33

View: 1885

Landon's favourite place in the whole world is The Bookworm Bookstore. But when he discovers a bunch of real bookworms, things get weird and wild - and a little scary! What are the bookworms hiding? Dig in to unearth the truth in this early chapter book.

The Bookworm and Other Stories

Author: Leslie Brazier Smit

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1039102727

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 188

View: 9654

A spider and a fly. A boy and an ant. A dog and a beaver. They may seem like unlikely companions, but they’ll soon learn that they have more in common than they think. When a creature is in need, help often comes from the most unexpected places. The Bookworm and Other Stories is a collection of stories both short and long about animals, birds, and insects who come together in kindness and friendship. Kids will learn fun facts about the animal kingdom while laughing at the antics of these delightful characters. In the end, they’ll see that we can be friends with everyone, regardless of our differences.

Memoirs of an Icelandic Bookworm

Author: Jóna E. Hammer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462842490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 234

View: 2698

Memoirs of an Icelandic Bookworm is only partly a memoir. More than half the volume consists of Icelandic folktales, many of which have never been translated into English before. These tales are uniquely presented here as part of a fabric of life extending from a long-ago past through times affected by the Second World War and to the present. The book is a first-hand and humorous account of Icelandic culture and an Icelandic childhood. In the memoir-sections, the bookworm of the title is growing up in a small town in Northern Iceland; her emerging world-view is expanded by family-influences or challenged by sojourns into Icelandic and international literature. Her family is memorably represented, for example by her grandmother, the robust Stefana, who speaks in verse and learns to dance rockn roll, and the white-haired patriarch Jn, who steps in to save the family home from burning and introduces his great-granddaughter to an ancient feminist folktale. The memoirs mostly describe the 1940s and 50s, but the author is constantly looking back, beyond her own memories and even the memories of her great-parents, toward an older culture, preserved in the folktales and exerting its influence through the centuries to touch her own childhood. On occasion, the authors cultural associations reach even further back, to the times of the Icelandic sagas; at other times, with periodic returns to her current vantage point in the 21st century, she touches down in the more recent past for a humorous look at Laxness or up-to-date cultural developments. As a writer of memoirs, the author makes two general observations. The first one is that children should be introduced to imaginative literature as early as possible. Although this is not a new idea, it is illustrated here with an example of highly auspicious conditions: the bookworm and her peers grow up in a cultural climate where literature and poetry are integrated into daily life. The authors second observation is that a small and seemingly insular society may actually contain a great deal of cultural and literary sophistication, as she shows in her descriptions of daily small-town life in Northern Iceland. The sixty-some folktales which occupy the larger part of the book are introduced as flashbacks to earlier times. Reflecting the national past and narrated by long departed country-people, the folktales run through the bookworms own present and link her living family to long-ago forebears. The human characters in these colorful tales are just like the narrators themselves: farmers and their wives, serving maids, clergymen, bishops, or hired hands: a familiar mixture in any farming society. The non-humans are a sinister lot, ranging from The Evil One himself through ghosts and ogres with whom ordinary folk must struggle as best they can. In addition, the ever-present elves are a law unto themselves: loyal as friends but lethal as foes. Being an Icelander and thus receptive to mysticism, the bookworm has ample contact with the supernatural, partly through the folktales but also as elements of daily life. Real people gifted with second sight are still commonplace in the girls own times; in fact, her family owes its very existence to the advice of such a seer. In addition, the bookworms world teems with an international cast of fictional and fantastic characters. Dickenss Mr. Bumble, Anna of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland, a nameless drunken fisherman (courtesy of Halldr Kiljan Laxness), and the Hunchback of Notre Dame, among others, make cameo appearances next to child-stealing elf-women, man-devouring giantesses, and a dreaded ghost-monster called Thorgeirs Bull. The first folktale, a horrific account of a legendary sorcerer, is presented by itself both as a preview of the dark supernatural mysteries in store for the reader and as a preview of the fascination and excitement such readin

The Bookworm Crush

Author: Lisa Brown Roberts

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

ISBN: 1640636463

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8618

This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart. Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn't spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy. The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on...local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols. He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him? To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers. But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Fanbook 2

Author: Miya Kazuki

Publisher: J-Novel Club

ISBN: 1718344643

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1994

Here is the second official Ascendance of a Bookworm fanbook, intended to be read after finishing Part 4 Volume 1. This volume contains an abundance of supplementary content, including design sheets for a variety of new characters, an extensive family tree, and seven short stories not found in the light novels. Also included are behind-the-scenes reports on the recording of a Bookworm drama CD, and another reader Q&A with author Miya Kazuki.