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  • Random,  Television Shows

    3 Crime Fiction TV Adaptations to Binge Watch This Christmas

    Christmas is here! I hope you are all having a fantastic time celebrating and taking some time off. I also hope you are reading a lot. But Christmas can also be the time to binge-watch some TV after long days spent with relatives, friends, and beloved ones. I am an advocate for reading as much as possible, but sometimes it is not the right time to go back to bed alone and read, or we do not have the energy or simply we do not want to! So, in the spirit of Christmas and keeping things bookish, here are 3 crime fiction television shows that will make of yours a…

  • Author Interviews,  Features

    The Awesomeness of Magaret Atwood: Asking her a Question

    A good friend and a fellow book-lover recently allerted me about the possibility of asking questions to some selected writers at Goodreads. And he told me because he knows how much I workship Margaret Atwood and she was one of the chosen authors for this idea that Goodreads is testing at the moment. So, I asked a question and imagine my surprise and awe when I got an email telling me that “Margaret has answered your question”. If you follow this blog I’m sure you can guess which of her novels I asked her about (sorry for the deleted text. A tiny, little effort to keep my location private over…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

    Burial Rites by Hannah Kent is one of those books that your whole Twitter feed is reading and, since you all trust them so much regarding books, you decide to take a look. Once I did, I knew it was a book that I needed to read, probably autumn’s best and most anticipated novel, so I contacted Sandra Taylor from Macmillan and the kindly sent me a review copy. A big thanks, as usual, to everyone who made it possible for me to have the book. From Goodreads: A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in…

  • Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten Tuesday: Winter Books

    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! So, today I chose Winter Holiday Books because I can’t wait for winter to arrive: it means Christmas, holidays, the streets decortaed with wonderful lights, people wearing gloves, hats and scarves. I love it! But winter is also a great time of the year to curl up with a hot chocolate and a good blanket to watch an…

  • Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten Tuesday: Heroines

    Top Ten Favorite Kick-Ass Heroines Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! I love some good, strong women in literature, don’t you? 1.- Irene Adler from A Scandhal in Bohemia.- THE woman, one of the two people who could cheat Sherlock Holmes. Need to say more? 2. Marian Halcombe from The Woman in White.- The opposite of weak, always-fainting Laura (or the quintessential Victorian…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    When Nights were Cold by Susanna Jones

    Mantle books was kind enough to send two review copies of some of their best-selling works in exchange for my honest review and thanks to our common passion for Benjamin Black. I am really excited to start this new chapter at Books and Reviews! When Nights were Cold by Susanna Jones is one of those two books. From Book Depository In turn of the century London, Grace Farringdon dreams of polar explorations and of escape from her stifling home with her protective parents and eccentric, agoraphobic sister. But while Grace longs to cross glaciers and survive sub-zero conditions with her hero Ernest Shackleton, she seems destined for nothing more than…

  • 21st Century,  Best Books,  General Fiction

    Best Books of 2011

    2011 has been a great reading year for me. I tend to take into account the quality of what I read and not the number of books I read. Sometimes, a single book can change your life in ways that fifty other books did not. So, I am happy to say that I read books that reminded me of how much I love sitting on my bed, with a blankett and a good book. Or how it can help me to read a few chapters of a book I love to keep on working on those awfully boring papers for school. Here you have, Books and Reviews’ best books of…

  • Crime fiction,  International

    Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

    Alias Grace is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, published in 1996 and shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Summary from Amazon.com Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Dr Simon Jordan, an up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness, is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer…