• British,  Crime fiction

    The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

    Last year I was lucky enough to get a review copy of The Cuckoo’s Calling barely a month after it was revealed that Robert Galbraith was actually J.K. Rowling. Earlier this year, when news came out that a new installment on the series was due in June, I contacted Little Brown and they kindly added me to their review copies list for The Silkworm. Thank you, Clara, for both review copies. From Goodreads: When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. At first, Mrs. Quine just thinks her husband has gone off by himself for a few days—as he has done before—and she wants…

  • Random,  Top Ten Tuesdays

    Top Ten Books On My Summer To-Be-Read list

    I have long waited for this post. I have great reading plans for the summer, basically to keep myself busy and therefore, sane. But time will tell if I do any of the readings here, because it’s a pretty ambitious and heavy list 🙂 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! 1. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir.- I cannot call myself a…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

    When I first heard that J.R Rowling had published The Cuckoo’s Calling, a detective novel under a pseudonym and I checked it, I was not very keen on reading it. But then, why not? I focus on crime fiction and after the secret was revealed a lot of people who do not usually read crime fiction would read The Cuckoo’s Calling. So, I asked for a review copy and the publisher kindly sent me a gorgeous paperback edition. From Goodreads: After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling.…