• 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┬áHoliday 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…

  • Crime fiction,  International

    Elegy for April by Benjamin Black

    I came across Elegy for April last winter and my wonderful parents bought me the book for Christmas. The book is written by Benjamin Black, pen-name for writer John Banville, and displays all the great features of high-quality detective fiction, up to the point of being praised by fellow writer Martin Amis. 4/5 From Book Depository: 1950’s Ireland. As a deep, bewildering fog cloaks Dublin, a young woman is found to have vanished. When Phoebe Griffin, still haunted by the horrors of her past, is unable to discover news of her friend; Quirke, fresh from drying out in an institution, responds to his daughter’s request for help. But as Phoebe,…

  • Butterflies on my stomach as I remember the scene!

    A Quick Update

    So, my senior finals are already here! This means two things: one, that I’ll be drinking unbelievable amounts of coffee and two, that my reading time will be cut out of my schedule. I don’t know if the same happens to other students-bloggers, but after studying 8 hours a day the last thing I want is to read, mainly because my vision does not help me (right now, all this post looks veeeery blurred). These are some random things ­čÖé Now I’m reading Elegy for April, by Benjamin Black. The first thing that attracted me to the book is its setting, 1950’s Dublin, but I’ve encountered a far more complex…