Monthly Archives: September 2014

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS THAT WERE HARD FOR ME TO READ

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books That Were Hard for Me to Read.  This can be because they were complex, long, on a difficult topic, not my cup of tea or just books I felt like I had to read and that made me resist. Whatever the reason, I struggled with… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE VACATIONERS – EMMA STRAUB

An irresistible, deftly observed novel about the secrets, joys, and jealousies that rise to the surface over the course of an American family’s two-week stay in Mallorca. For the Posts, a two-week trip to the Balearic island of Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration: Franny and Jim are observing their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary, and their daughter,… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #40

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Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS… Read more »

WWW Wednesday | #34

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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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  Here are my WWW answers! What did I recently finish reading? I finished this one over… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY FALL TBR LIST

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR List.  I assume this means NEW books coming out in fall, so I’ll stick to those but include a few that just came out! The Children Act – Ian McEwan The Paying Guests – Sarah Waters Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His… Read more »

THE SUNDAY [BOOK & MOVIE] REVIEW | THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU – JONATHAN TROPPER

Let’s start with the exciting part. Thanks to Karen over at One More Page who frantically tweeted me last weekend telling me to wake up and get my act in gear, I was able (just barely) to enter Indigo Events‘ contest for tickets to an advance screening of This Is Where I Leave You. Which was perfect, since I was… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #39

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Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks where I don’t buy books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some books I haven’t shared in a StS… Read more »

WWW WEDNESDAY | #33

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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 did you recently finish reading? What are you currently reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  Here are my WWW answers! What did I recently finish reading?  I just finished this in… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | AUTHORS I’VE ONLY READ ONE BOOK BY & NEED TO READ MORE

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Authors I’ve Only Read One Book From & Need To Read MORE! Because I have heinous allergies and am about to go to bed early, I’m not going to extrapolate – but I will give you a list! Jonathan Tropper Amanda Craig Gabrielle Zevin Graeme Simsion… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | I AM THE MISSION – ALLEN ZADOFF

He was the perfect assassin. No name. No past. No remorse. Perfect, that is, until he began to ask questions and challenge his orders. Now The Program is worried that their valuable soldier has become a liability. And so Boy Nobody is given a new mission. A test of sorts. A chance to prove his loyalty. His objective: Take out… Read more »