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 »

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 »