Monthly Archives: October 2014

MONTHLY WRAP-UP | OCTOBER 2014

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This month had its highs and lows reading-wise – but I have to say that Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven was outstanding. I tore through it while simultaneously needing to know what happens RIGHT THE HELL NOW, and never, ever wanting it to end. I think it’s one of those rare books pretty much everyone will find something to… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | GENDERED READING

The world of books is never boring. Every week I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in the comments, or… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS & MOVIES THAT GET ME INTO THE SPIRIT OF HALLOWEEN

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books/Movies To Read Or Watch To Get In The Halloween Spirit. Okay, so admission time. I’m a total wuss. So though I enjoy the spirit of Halloween, I do it without getting overly spooky. I like the warm-and-cosy-with-spooky-edges type of Halloween entertainment. Here’s what I’ve got… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | MY SALINGER YEAR – JOANNA RAKOFF

Poignant, keenly observed, and irresistibly funny: a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing, where a young woman finds herself entangled with one of the last great figures of the century. At twenty-three, after leaving graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff moves to New… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #44 (OR THE ONE THAT MADE ME REALLY MISS HIMYM)

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 »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | REMEMBERING WHY I LOVE THE BOOKISH INTERWEBS

The world of books is never boring. There are movies being made based on our favourite stories, raging debates over the relative merit of books and series, book-related events and a never-ending plethora of bookish topics I just like thinking (and talking) about. While I absolutely adore my regular link-ups and have no intention of giving them up, I do… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | NEW SERIES I WANT TO START

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten New Series I Want to Start. I’m not that big on series usually, but when I started reading Young Adult fiction more series hit my radar. Here are some of the first that come to mind:                  The… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | HEARTS AND MINDS – AMANDA CRAIG

  Rich or poor, five people, seemingly very different, find their lives in the capital connected in undreamed-of ways. There is Job, the illegal mini-cab driver whose wife in Zimbabwe no longer answers his letters; Ian, the idealistic supply teacher in exile from South Africa; Katie from New York, jilted and miserable as a dogsbody at a political magazine, and… Read more »