The Entertainer Book Tag

(Note: This tag is stolen from my dearie Jade. I am guilty beyond reasonable doubt; I am willing to pay the price of this crime. ^___^ ) It’s a Monday morning and my work email is (surprisingly) quiet and empty. Perhaps like a little street in a province at 12:30 AM. So I decided to […]

Book Review: Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

“Reality depends on perspective, on what is paid attention to.” 43rd – Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova  Rating:  (Good read, definitely) What is it about: Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, […]

Ten Books I’m Glad I Picked on a Whim

I am good in planning, except when I’m reading, sometimes I follow where my mood is swinging, and here are the books I’m glad I picked on a whim. — Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson About: Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, […]

Recent Five Star Reads

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”― Jorge Luis Borges What’s a paradise without five-star reads? I have my own five-star paradise, and my recent residents are… — All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym), J.K. Rowling Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav […]

Love Anthony by Lisa Genova: A Review and A Reading Challenge Update

We have pills for headaches. We have antidepressants for sadness. We have God for believers.We have nothing for autism. – Lisa Genova, Love Anthony I know I am in love with a story if: It affected me personally. It left me haunted. It gave me book hangover I can’t brush off and I want to know the […]

Ten Books for Awesome-Short-Read Mood

“People who say they don’t have time to read simply don’t want to.” ― Julie Rugg, A Book Addict’s Treasury What’s your mood for today? Moods is the theme of The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today. March 1: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For… SHORT READS! 😀 Most of […]

Out-of-comfort-zone Books I Loved

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Surprises! That is the main theme of  The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today. February 23:  Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book […]

Best Read Books of 2015

Out of 48 books read last year, only eleven (11) were given five stars. And they are… Mystery/Thrillers The Pelican Brief  by John Grisham With twists and turns I have never predicted, this book made me an automatic fan of John Grisham. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold A book I have written a full-length review is surely a […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To Watch and I am Excited to Watch!

“Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different.” – Stephen King The Broke and the Bookish Top Ten Tuesday for this week gave me a mixed ‘feels’. November 10: Top Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I’m Looking Forward To or Ten Book To Movie Adaptations I Still Need To […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

“Only a person with a Best Seller mind can write Best Sellers.” – Aldous Huxley Debuts. First times. Fresh. New. That’s The Broke and the Bookish idea of Top Ten Tuesday for this week! November 3:  Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel And because I am not quite sure if […]