Admirable Souls

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ― William Arthur Ward We are all wonderfully made yes, the Bible said. But there are souls we can't help but admire, 'cause they serve as inspiration to aspire.… Continue reading Admirable Souls

Ten Spring-Reads I’m Excited to Peruse

“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke We have no spring yet I've got good books that will bring some golden sunshine, oh, stories divine, that erases gloom, as spring flowers bloom. --- 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor… Continue reading Ten Spring-Reads I’m Excited to Peruse

Ten Characters I Won’t Forget

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” ― Ernest Hemingway, Death in the Afternoon They either left my heart broken or their stories let my soul be taken or they're just handsome to be forgotten! - THE HANDSOME 1. Gale of The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins The Who: Katniss Everdeen's… Continue reading Ten Characters I Won’t Forget

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… Continue reading Ten Books for Awesome-Short-Read Mood

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… Continue reading Out-of-comfort-zone Books I Loved

Ten Valentine Reads (with *kilig* excerpts)

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love..." ― Christopher Morley Today is The Broke and the Bookish' Valentine's-inspired Top Ten Tuesday! Funnily, though, I published my own Top 10 Novels to Read on Valentine's last year (plus Top 10 movies!). So... for a change... I will be… Continue reading Ten Valentine Reads (with *kilig* excerpts)

Dreamy Steps

“Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Laduchessederat‘s The Great Book of Lists for this week is indeed  a great way to start my February! Why not kick this new month by sharing a piece of our dreams : travels we’d love to do, places we’d like to go… Continue reading Dreamy Steps

Books with Historical Settings that I Loved

“The past is never where you think you left it.” ― Katherine Anne Porter The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today is a bit hard to fill out! February 2: Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You'd Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I'd Love To… Continue reading Books with Historical Settings that I Loved

Books I Would Love to Receive on my Birthday

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world! ― Neil Gaiman It's freebie week today for The Broke and the Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday! 😀 And because I just celebrated by birthday last Sunday,… Continue reading Books I Would Love to Receive on my Birthday

Ten Newly-Added Books in My TBR

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. - Haruki Murakami The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today is  Top Ten Books I've Recently Added To My TBR. I'll be quick ('cause I have a client meeting today! :D) Treat this as my… Continue reading Ten Newly-Added Books in My TBR