Monthly Archives: October 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Scariest Book Covers/Books to Read on Halloween

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Scariest Book Covers or Top Ten Books to Read on Halloween. As a new devotee to Top Ten Tuesday, I wasn’t around last year for the latter, so I’m going to do some of each. Top Ten Scariest Book Covers Great, now I’m not going to… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Character Names

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Character Names I Love (or Unusual Character Names). This is going to be interesting, folks! 1. Thursday Next from The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde I haven’t read the whole book yet, but this name is one of my faves from literature EVER. 2. Titus Groan from… Read more »

THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING – Robyn Schneider

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Books I Was “Forced” to Read – by anyone, teachers, parents, friends, review commitments… whatever. In my case it never took a lot to get me to read a book, so “forced” might be too strong a word, but these are books I probably wouldn’t have… Read more »

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Report

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So as you guys know, I participated in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon for the first time yesterday. Hundreds of other booklovers joined in, either as readers or cheerleaders, posting and commenting on blogs, Instagram and Twitter. I expected to enjoy spending a day reading, and challenging myself to get through as many pages as I could. But what I hadn’t… Read more »

24-Hour Read-A-Thon Starting in T-5 Hours!

OMG, you guys, I just found out about this and it made my day. No, it made my whole goddamn week. So here’s the story. Dewey’s Read-a-thon takes place twice a year, in October and April. On each of the two selected days, hundreds of book bloggers and reading enthusiasts sign up to read for 24 hours straight, all at… Read more »

Book Swap!!!!

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My friends Katrin and Martha (along with three other awesome ladies) are hosting an amazing swap – Booktober! The idea is to swap books with another blogger – you’ll be paired up with someone who has similar tastes and will be able to chat with them before the swap so you can find an appropriate book. If you want, you… Read more »

THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE – Leila Sales

Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders. As I mentioned a couple of TTTs ago, series aren’t really my thing. So this is another challenging one for me – but I’ll do my best! Best: 1. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Obvs. 2. Harry Potter and the Deathly… Read more »