Monthly Archives: April 2015

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT MAKES OR BREAKS A BOOK?

  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… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | NOTHING LIKE LOVE – SABRINA RAMNANAN

  A sparkling, witty and confident debut from a rising Canadian star whose Trinidadian roots and riotous storytelling heritage inform her completely delightful novel. It is 1974 in the town of Chance, Trinidad–home to a colourful cast of cane farmers, rum-drinkers, scandal-mongers . . . and a bright 18-year-old schoolgirl named Vimla Narine. After passing her A-levels with extraordinary results… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #10

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:         All three of these were excellent, but they were all very different…. Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | FUNNY AND INSPIRING CHARACTERS

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books That Feature Characters Who ____. I get to fill in the blank myself, and hmmmm. I think I’m going to divide this into two, because I can’t think of one category that’ll get me to ten. The first half will be “Have A Great… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | GOD HELP THE CHILD – TONI MORRISON

  The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in… Read more »

DEWEY’S 24 HOUR READATHON | PROGRESS REPORT

  Good morning and welcome to Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! At this point the Readathon is about 4 hours old, and I’m just getting started (I’m not a morning person. Sue me.). I’ve got my cozy socks, my comfy chair and a whole stack of fantastic books just waiting for me to dive in! Opening Meme: What fine part of… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #69

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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… Read more »

DEWEY’S 24-HOUR READATHON | HOW TO READATHON LIKE A PRO

    It’s nearly here! Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is coming up on Saturday April 25th (AKA tomorrow!). It only happens twice a year, so I spend a lot of time (about 6 months) counting down to the next one. In case you’re new to this wonderful bookish event, Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon is pretty much exactly what it sounds… Read more »

BOOK REVIEW | BLOOD ON SNOW – JO NESBØ

  From the internationally acclaimed author of the Harry Hole novels—a new, electrifying stand-alone thriller set in Oslo in the 1970s: the story of an unusually complicated contract killer—the perfectly sympathetic antihero—that is, as well, an edgy, almost lyrical meditation on death and love.This is the story of Olav: an extremely talented “fixer” whose unexpected capacity for love is as… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #9

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:           A Little Life was epic. Both in length and content. I read it… Read more »