• Personal Updates

    Summer Re-Cap, Autumn Plans, and Life

    It’s been a while since things got personal here, at Books & Reviews. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you know life has been kind of hectic in the last few months and the blog has suffered from it. I am still reading and writing, but for my PhD. I am also working part-time at my alma mater doing paperwork, and basically learning how things get done at my Gender and Diversity MA. But now summer’s over. I had time to work, relax, read, go to the beach and enjoy myself like I had not done in my life, and here are some stories, news, plans, and chit-chat.…

  • Personal Updates,  Random

    Summer is Finally Over

    Even though I decided to start working on my PhD on the 1st of September, I gave summertime 15 more days to fade away. The reason is that I believe in smooth transitions, so 15 days have been more than enough to say goodbye to the summer and create a new, working-at-home routine. But, I will tell you about how excited I am to be back to work again in another post. Let’s review the best of Summer 2014. In mid-June I posted about the books I wanted to read this summer, knowing that I am not good at planned reading and that I was giving myself freedom enough to…

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    July Reading

    Although I enjoy free time in both June and September, I very much consider July and August to be my summer months. And being already 31st of July, this means that summer is almost over. Well, not exactly, that was one big exaggeration, but the 1st of August marks the middle of the summer and it is time to check on what I wanted to do this summer and face it with what I have actually done. Back in July I wrote a Top Ten list of books that I wanted to read this summer knowing that I wouldn’t read them all, but writing that list helped me sort my…

  • Personal Updates,  Random

    It’s gonna be a long, hot summer

    I thought the best way to write a post about the summer was with a country song in mind. The title from this post is taken by the optimistic and sunny  – can a song be sunny? – Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban and it never fails to remember me how awesome summers can be. Things have been a little bit quiet over here because I allowed myself the luxury of spending the last 15 days of June doing whatever it felt right at the time. I am already done with my M.A and all the paperwork for my PhD until August so, basically these are the things that…

  • 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…

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    Thank You!

    Just a quick update to let you all know that I passed with honors my MA thesis yesterday morning. Thanks everyone who participates directly or indirectly on this blog because you’ve helped me remain sane. Also, I hope to get more posts up from now on and make this an amazing summer 🙂