Seeing the Story – The Firm

Cruise, T., Hackman, G., Tripplehorn, J., Davis, J., Rudin, S., Pollack, S., Paramount Pictures Corporation., … Mirage Productions. (2000). The firm. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount. Reasons for Watching: I saw the movie around the time it came out . . . on VHS. When I eventually picked up the audiobook, I discovered I was comparing it to […]

John Grisham’s The Firm

Grisham, J., & Brick, S. (2002). The Firm. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape. 9780736688604 Reasons for Reading:  I saw blurbs an upcoming TV show based on John Grisham’s The Firm . It featured Josh Lucas as the main character. Yet, I hesitated to watch the show because I wanted to read the book first. […]

Comment Catch Up – 3rd Edition

I present the 3rd Edition of a new-ish feature which offers me the chance to respond to some of my Stellar Visitors’ remarks. Sunday, August 03 – Jorie’s 79th Edition of The Sunday Post KimbaCaffeinated @ the Caffeinated Book Reviewer said “6 years..impressive. I am on and love it How cool you attended the lecture, […]

Top Ten Books Jorie Would Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Mysteries

For future Top Ten Tuesday topics & info on how to participate, click here! Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read X (examples: New Adult novels, historical fiction, a certain author, books about a certain topic, etc) (I’ve selected the first book in series whenever there’s more than one book.) (Thank […]

Top Ten Book Romances That You Think Would Make It In The Real World

  Top Ten Tuesday | The Broke and the Bookish Learn more and check out the TTT schedule. Top Ten Book Romances That You Think Would Make It In The Real World (outside the book)   Elinor and Edward  in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility Katherine Solomon and Robert Langdon of Dan Brown’s The Lost […]

John Grisham’s The Pelican Brief

Grisham, J., & Adams, A. (1992). The pelican brief. Santa Ana, CA: Books on Tape. 9780736689113 Reasons for Reading:  As I enjoyed The Firm, I looked for some other books by Grisham. I saw The Pelican Brief audiobook on a shelf at HCPL. Summary:  The deaths of two quite opposite US Supreme Court Justices rock the entire nation. These […]

Seeing the Story

A record of informal thoughts on adaptations to film . . . Sarah’s Key The Firm The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo One for the Money The Pelican Brief The Hunger Games Life of Pi Jane Eyre (2011) The Great Gatsby (2013) The Lincoln Lawyer On the Road 

Top Ten Books I’m Excited To Read in 2012

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 […]


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 […]