Monthly Archives: March 2015

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I RECENTLY ADDED TO MY TBR LIST

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books I Recently Added To My TBR. Which you all know is absurd. I mean, let’s face it – the best and worst side-effect of being part of the online book community is more books going on your TBR every week than you can count, much… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SWAMPLANDIA! – KAREN RUSSELL

The Bigtree alligator wrestling dynasty is in decline — think Buddenbrooks set in the Florida Everglades — and Swamplandia!, their island home and gator-wrestling theme park, is swiftly being encroached upon by a sophisticated competitor known as the World of Darkness. Ava, a resourceful but terrified twelve year old, must manage seventy gators and the vast, inscrutable landscape of her… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | GOOD BOOK; BAD CHARACTERS

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) 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… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #5

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My Week On Wednesday is a weekly post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish news that has happened in the past week. Just Shelved:             Almost Famous Women was… well, it was intense. It wasn’t at all what I expected, but it was also so much… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | SOMEONE IS WATCHING – JOY FIELDING

A fast-paced, intense psychological thriller from an international bestselling author–Rear Window meets The Silent Wife.    Bailey has it all. At least, she had it all–a job she loved as a high-powered investigator in a top Miami law firm, a gorgeous condo in a stylish downtown high rise, a handsome boyfriend, a sizeable inheritance. A seemingly idyllic life. But that… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND TEEN YEARS I’D LIKE TO RE-VISIT

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books From My Childhood or Teen Years That I’d Like To Revisit. Seriously. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Only TEN??? Man, the girls over at Broke and Bookish like to torture us, don’t they? Fine, fine, I’ll do my absolute very best to stick to ten. I… Read more »

THE SUNDAY [BOOK & MOVIE] REVIEW | THE DROP – DENNIS LEHANE

Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of Mystic River with this love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith—the basis for the major motion picture The Drop, from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michaël Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini. Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #64

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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 I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #4

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My Week On Wednesday is a weekly post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish news that has happened in the past week. Just shelved:               A Visit From the Goon Squad – Jennifer Egan The Art of Lainey – Paula Stokes The Fever – Megan Abbott  … Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | HAUSFRAU – JILL ALEXANDER ESSBAUM

Anna Benz, an American in her late thirties, lives with her Swiss husband Bruno and their three young children in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich. Though she leads a comfortable, well-appointed life, Anna is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bruno or even with her own thoughts and feelings, Anna tries to rouse… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY SPRING TBR

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR. Here are a few of mine: Upcoming Releases:               Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story – David Levithan (March 17, 2015) Boring Girls – Sara Taylor (April 14, 2015) In the Unlikely Event – Judy Blume (June 2, 2015)… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE ART OF LAINEY – PAULA STOKES

Soccer star Lainey Mitchell is gearing up to spend an epic summer with her amazing boyfriend, Jason, when he suddenly breaks up with her—no reasons, no warning, and in public no less! Lainey is more than crushed, but with help from her friend Bianca, she resolves to do whatever it takes to get Jason back. And that’s when the girls… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #63

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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 I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS post… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | OKAY, I ADMIT IT. I’M A TOTAL WUSS.

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) 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… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #3

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My Week On Wednesday is a weekly post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish news that has happened in the past week. Just shelved:   This one was… not what I expected. I’m still not even sure what to say. Currently reading:        I’m just starting Hausfrau, which… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS FOR READERS WHO LIKE BOOKS ABOUT READING

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Books About Reading. Okay, so obviously readers like books, but do they like reading about books and reading? I do. I love finding out how others approach my favourite pastime, and hearing how their relationship with the world of literature developed…. Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE HALF BROTHER – HOLLY LECRAW

A passionate, provocative story of  complex family bonds and the search for identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs… Read more »