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  • American,  Crime fiction

    Tales of Survival: Teenagers, Trauma and Resilience in Crime Fiction

    After the events of last week, I really hoped I was not writing this post. But I am, and before you continue reading, I would like you to know this post is about gun violence, mass shootings, trauma, and the tales of those who survive. The attack on a Florida high school last week is the 8th to happen in the USA in 2018. That is, in less than two months. But this time things have changed: Students who survived the shooting are using their social media profiles as platforms to denounce the need for a change in the US constitutions about the right to bear arms. More importantly, they…

  • Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten Tuesday: Female Characters I admire

    I thought it was time to join The Broke and the Bookish’ Top Ten Tuesdays again and this one just felt so right! 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 decided to choose Top Ten Characters that I admire because of lately I have been more and more inspired by bookish characters. So, here they are: 1. Irene Adler, from the Sherlock Holmes…

  • Quotes,  Random

    Friday Inspiration

    This week I discovered a blog I instantly fell in love with. It is called Brain Pickings and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in mental processes, finding inspiration and just being reminded of how much we love what we do. This week I also spent an insane amount of hours reading and writing for my dissertation. Yesterday I was in front of the computer for 8 hours only stopping to have lunch and drink some tea. So, despite how much I love reading and writing these days are a little bit hard but not too much 🙂 I still love doing research and writing and yesterday…