Elin Hilderbrand’s Silver Girl


Hilderbrand, E. (2011). Silver girl: A novel. New York: Little, Brown and Co. 9780316099660 While in England, my roommate gave me a book she just finished. It was Silver Girl. This was the first book I’ve ready by Elin Hilderbrand. Hilderbrand relates a story of two estranged friends in addition to a tale of a Ponzi schemer. The author gives us […]

Jennifer Close’s Girls in White Dresses


Close, J., & Card, E. J. (2011). Girls in white dresses. New York, NY: Books on Tape/Random House Audio. 9780307939340 Reasons for Reading : I desperately sought out another audiobook for my work commute. I spot this on one of the shelving carts. Summary: Broken into short story-like chapters, author Jennifer Close relays various vignettes […]

Jodi Picoult’s Nineteen Minutes


(Written on Monday, 14 January 2013) Title and Author(s): Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult Release Date: March 9, 2007 Publisher: Atria ISBN: 0743496728  Pages: 455 Source: Library Reasons for Reading: I read My Sister’s Keeper several years ago. Later, I posted a review when I reread it before doing a book talk at a senior center. […]

Meg Waite Clayton’s The Four Ms. Bradwells


Clayton, M. W. (2011). The four Ms. Bradwells: A novel. New York: Ballantine Books. 9780345517081 Reasons for Reading: As I browsed the Overdrive Digital Media Collection for eAudio, I rediscovered the cover bearing a young woman wearing pearls. Drawn by the cover and the description, I downloaded it to my iPhone. A little ways into […]

Top Ten Books I’d Give A Theme Song


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! Each week we will […]

Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood Everlasting


Brashares, A. (2011). Sisterhood everlasting: A novel. New York: Random House. 9780385521222 A few years ago, I read all four of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books. Later, I read 3 Willows, perhaps an extension of the aforementioned series. When I recently stumbled upon Sisterhood Everlasting on Amazon, I quickly requested the book through […]

Bookshelf


Here’s a list of what I’ve read in the previous years. 2007 Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides One for the Money: The First Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich […]

TBTB (Throwback Thursday Books) – Esther Forbes’ Johnny Tremain


Esther Forbes’ Johnny Tremain made my list of Independence Day Reads last week. This tale of 1775 Boston focuses on the titular character, a silversmith apprentice. A life-changing event alters Johnny’s prospects and Johnny must regroup. Johnny Tremain set on my girlhood bookshelf. I liked that Johnny was an artist and appreciated the mentions of Paul Revere, another silversmith. […]

March Reader of the Month – Janette L.


This is the third interview for Reader of the Month. Four years ago, I applied for a reference librarian position in Clear Lake. Soon after, the branch librarian called me and set up an interview. After the interview, the assistant branch librarian gave me a tour. During this visit, she introduced me to Janette L. When […]

Top Ten Books I’d Like to See Made Into Movies | Top Ten Tuesday


  Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme 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! Each […]