Bookish Musings: Imagining Scenes from the POV of a Non-POV Character

Have you ever read a book that was written from the POV of one character, but you imagined what certain scenes or moments or even the whole book must've been like from the POV of another character? I guess we all must to a certain extent or we wouldn't ever empathize with or feel the emotions of other characters when things happen to them. But there was one specific situation in a book that got...
 

Bookish Lists: 3 Book & Song Match-Ups

Books and music just go together beautifully. Personally, I think it's because they both evoke emotions so well, and songs can very much enhance the emotions from a book for me. But, while I do enjoy making whole playlists, sometimes I just end up connecting one song in particular to a book, so here are three book and song match-ups that I think go together...
 

Bookish Musings: 10 Types of Characters Who Would Come in Handy If You Were Stranded On an Island

I was looking through old TTT topics on The Broke and the Bookish for inspiration one day, and I came across one about the top ten characters you'd want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island. First I started thinking things like, "Oh, I want people who could hunt and start fires and survive, maybe people who are knowledgeable enough to make some sort of communication device from the...
 

Bookish Musings: Separating the Author from the Book (Part 2)

A few months ago I had a discussion about whether or not it's possible to still enjoy a book even if you don't like the author as a person. Some of you mentioned the reverse---whether or not the content in a book indicates who an author is as a person. I actually did want to talk about that as well, but it seemed like too much for one post, so here is the second half of the...
 

Bookish Musings: How Much Do We Really Discuss Specific Books?

I'm having a bookish problem. And the problem is that I feel like I rarely ever get to actually discuss specific books. See, I read a book, I review the book, I get some comments (mostly from people who haven't read the book), I read some other reviews on Goodreads, maybe I mention or recommend the book in other types of posts... and that's it. There's no actual discussion going on in there!...
 

Bookish Musings: My 2018 Bookish Goals

Ok, so, I'm using the word "goals," but these aren't things I'm forcing myself to do out of some obligatory feeling; these are things I want to do, things that will make me happy if I do them. But I like to have these "goals" written down as a reminder since it's easy to be led astray by all the shinies out there! So, well, here they are...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Books I Read in 2017

Yay, it's finally that time when I get to rave and fangirl about my favorite books of the year! Am I the only one who spends pretty much the entire year looking forward to this post? Anyway, as per usual, I made the graphic before the post, and, well, I have 11 instead of 10. (Well, technically I have 22 because of series.) But the more the merrier, right? Definitely. More books always = more...
 

Bookish Musings: 2017 Bookish Goals End-of-the-Year Update

Merry Christmas to anyone who celebrates! Yes, that's right, I am posting on Christmas. I figured anyone who isn't celebrating will have a brand new post to read instead of just cricket noises coming from their feed readers, and anyone who is busy celebrating will just see this another day :-) Anyway, at the beginning of the year, I set some bookish goals for myself---not things I was going to...
 

Bookish Musings: Top Ten Characters from Books I Read in 2017

This post was harder than I thought it would be. Not because I didn't read about any great characters but because---and this sounds weird to say---I don't know what I should consider my "favorite" anymore. Characters who are complex and superbly well-written? Characters who are likeable people? Characters who make me feel for them? Characters I want to date or be friends with? So I decided to...