Yearly Archives: 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books I Read in 2013

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is “Top Ten Books I Read in 2013” you know, just to keep things easy. I didn’t read a TON of books that were actually published in 2013, so I’m going to include a couple that I’ve only read part of but not finished. They’ll be at the bottom…. Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | OBSIDIAN – JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy…. Read more »

Bookish Survey: Cast an HP Spell – Part 1

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I came across this bookish survey on Flip That Page and it totally appealed to me – partly because I just love surveys, and partly because… well, Harry Potter. Because there’s no way I can explain it better than the creator of the meme, here’s what Jasmine had to say about it:“So how does it work? Basically, it’s a survey… Read more »

THE RAVEN BOYS – Maggie Stiefvater

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“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is going to be easy, I think. Though that’ll probably end up being the proverbial famous last words! It’s the top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2013. So let’s just start out with the obvious, shall we? 1. John Green The Fault In Our Stars is the book… Read more »

INSURGENT – Veronica Roth

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One choice can transform you, or destroy you. Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. – Goodreads description —— **WARNING: This review contains Divergent spoilers!!** This… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR List

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a seasonal one – the 10 books on my winter TBR list! I’m not entirely sure what this means. Does it mean books that are cosy for warding off a winter chill? Books about winter? Christmas books? I’m not really sure, but I’ve decided to just make it… Read more »

WWW Wednesdays – December 4, 2013

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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  I haven’t managed to get through a lot of books lately. Not quite sure why –… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is all about the future. The future of book releases in 2014, that is. Let’s see what I can come up with (in no particular order except my memory)!1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – Expected release date: May 27, 2014 I haven’t yet read the 5th… Read more »

DIVERGENT – Veronica Roth

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In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For… Read more »

WWW Wednesdays – November 27, 2013

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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  This week may be just a little bit boring… because I’ve fallen down a Veronica Roth… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’m Thankful For

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a seasonal feature since it’s Thanksgiving for those lucky bastards folks south of the border. So TBatB wants to know ten things we bloggers are thankful for. They said it could be bookish or not, but I mean really. Who do they think they’re talking to?? 1. The… Read more »

THE NATURALS – Jennifer Lynn Barnes

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Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie. What… Read more »

Just One More Chapter Before Bed….

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So I’m reading Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s Divergent trilogy. I’m definitely suffering from this today. I have a feeling I will be until I’ve finished the series. But it’s totally worth it. //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>

WWW Wednesdays – November 19, 2013

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It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  This week may be just a little bit boring… because I’ve fallen down a Veronica Roth… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d Recommend to a Young Adult Newbie

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is sort of a choose-your-own-adventure. I get to pick ten books I’d recommend to a particular person or type of person. Given that I’ve been reading a lot of Young Adult books this year, I figured it was a good place to start.  Ao here goes,   ten YA books… Read more »

THE SURVIVAL GIRLS – Ming Holden

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In the summer of 2011, writer, artist, and development worker Ming Holden journeyed to Kenya with the goal of creating a performance with refugee girls for World Refugee Day. At the end of her seven weeks there, she had founded the Survival Girls, a theater group comprised of six Congolese refugee women ages 18-23 living in a Nairobi slum. The… Read more »