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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Book sightings

    New Christopher Moore book on the way!

    Christopher Moore is a personal favourite author of mine. I first read The Stupidest Angel when I was 17: it was Christmas and I had some heart-broken teenager problems. I remember reading the book and laughing out loud. It helped to make it through. Then I literally asked my parents for anything by Moore they could find and now I have a lovely collection of his books. Last year, I got to read Lamb which redifined the figure of Jesus Christ for me (you can red my review here). It was a wonderful read, full of love and laughs and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a beautiful…

  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Lamb by Christopher Moore

    I am a huge Christopher Moore fan so when I read about Lamb I couldn’t wait to have enough free time to devour it. Finally, I got to enjoy the book this week and, as expected, I loved it. Title: Lamb Author: Christopher Moore Year of Publication: 2007 Pages: 512 4.5/5 Summary from Book Depository: The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years – except Biff, the Messiah’s best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely…

  • 20th century,  Grapic Novels,  Random

    Bookish Christmas

    Every Christmas I try not to fill my wish-list with books, but all I ever do is try… and fail. But, aren’t book the best gifts? These are the one I got for being such a good girl and reader: Our Kind of Traitor (John LeCarré) – After reading his wonderful The Constant Gardener, I thought his last book, that takes places during the economic recession in England, must be great as well. It promises social criticism, love, crimes and intrigue.   Lamb (Christopher Moore) – I am such a big fan of Christopher Moore! He is a wonderful and hilarious writer plus, he answers fan emails back. This is…