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Poppy McVie

I am finally back now, my lovely fellow bookworms!

To begin my return, I wanted to focus on giving a theme song to one of my current favourite book characters; Poppy McVie. Poppy McVie is the title character in Kimberli A. Bindschatel’s Poppy McVie Adventure books. A feisty Special Operations agent with a passion for protecting animals, Poppy is the kind of character that teenage girls would find to be a good role model. She isn’t afraid t0 be who she is and stand up for what she believes in.

This brings me to a song that I believe perfectly encapsulates her character: Something Wild by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Lindsey Stirling. As a longtime fan of Andrew McMahon from his beginnings with the band Something Corporate, to the more popular Jack’s Mannequin and now to his current act, his team up with violin virtuoso Lindsey Stirling brings about a beautiful song.

The following lyric is one that I believe captures the essence of Poppy McVie:

“The way you see the world, it got you this far. You might have some bruises and a few scars, but you know you’re going to be okay.”

To hear the full song on Youtube click the link: Something Wild

More about Poppy McVie will be coming to Bookworm Buzzes soon, as I am currently reading the newest instalment of the series Operation Grizzly Camp. 

To learn more about the author and Poppy McVie, visit: http://www.kimberlibindschatel.com



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Little Paris Bookshop Quote 

“He calls books freedoms. And homes too. They preserve all the good words we so seldom use.” 

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‘On What Grounds’ Review

Year of Release: 2003

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Number of Pages: 275

To start, I need to make a disclaimer: I am a tea drinker. That big confession being off my chest, I have to say that after reading this book, I may convert to drinking coffee.

Set at an independent and well-loved coffee shop called the Village Blend in New York’s hip Greenwich Village, you will immediately be drawn into the world of protagonist Clare Cosi. The divorcee mother of a college-aged daughter is not hard to root for, especially when she finds her Village Blend assistant manager at the bottom of the shop’s stairs.

Let Ms. Coyle take you on a caffeine-filled adventure overflowing with fascinating characters and coffee so vividly described that you can almost smell the aroma in each of the 275 pages.

The first book in the Coffeehouse Mystery series, I cannot wait to delve into the rest of the books and attempt to solve the mysteries. Perhaps with a nice Café Americano beside me.

Rating: 5/5 shots of espresso

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Current Reading Queue 

It’s Easter weekend so I picked up 5 books for my 3-days off.  

Books in Picture:

1. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

2. Some Enchanted Eclair by Bailey Cates

3. Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck

4. On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

5. Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle

Reviews to come soon! 

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Currently Reading…Agatha Christie


My first foray into Agatha Christie books and I couldn’t be more excited. When I was younger I had, embarrassingly enough, a Sabrina the Teenage Witch book called Ten Little Witches that played off this book.

(Photo: J. Lemmon)

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An Ode to Mitch Albom

When I was in my last years of elementary school I never knew that a book I was reading, and its author, would stay with me over a decade later.

That book? Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

You think that The Fault in Our Stars (sorry John Green) is a tearjerker? Try reading a true story about a writer watching his mentor slowly die from ALS. Yes, that ALS, the one that inspired last summer’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

The wisdom imparted by the late Morrie Schwartz is so moving that it’s hard to believe such a wise man walked upon this earth. Mitch Albom’s heartbreaking recollection of his mentor epitomizes the impact one person can have on the life of another.

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Let it come in. We think we don’t deserve love, we if we let it in we’ll become too soft. But a wise man named Levin said it right. He said, “Love is the only rational act.””

Born in New Jersey, Albom is now true a fixture in the underdog city of Detroit, Michigan. After relocating to Detroit as the lead sports writer in 1985, his sports and weekly human-interest pieces in the Detroit Free Press have impacted numerous people in the struggling city and its surrounding areas.

As an avid reader to begin with, I began to read his weekly pieces in the Free Press after having the transformative experience of Tuesdays with Morrie.

They say that writers can speak to the souls of their readers. I didn’t believe it until I read Mitch Albom. So, from the bottom of this bookworms heart, thank you for your writing Mr. Albom. I truly believe that you will go down in history as one of the most prolific writers of your time.

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(Photo: J.Lemmon)

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What is Bookworm Buzzes?

Book reviews and reading don’t have to be boring.

On bookwormbuzz.com, the reviews are by a 20-something bookworm looking to help spread her love of reading. Why waste your time on a book when you can get someone’s opinion first?

Is it Just Boring Old Reviews?

On bookwormbuzzes, there are three main parts: reviews, playlists and products.

Have you ever read a book and thought of a song that would perfectly fit that scene or character?

Sure, books are great for collecting reading and collecting dust. But what about finding some cool accessories to add some spice to your rooms? Links to websites like Etsy and CafePress will be featured with great deals for unique products.



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