Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Hey everyone:

So, I'm not gonna lie. I completely suck at life when it comes to updating my blog. No promises that I am going to be any better when it comes to future updates here. But, I can promise to at least consider to try ... and that's something, right?

So, yeah. Halloween! Since Hurricane Sandy royally messed up Halloween last year, I'm hoping this year will be twice as good. Any other NYCers out there? My costume is, yes, a Taco-Bell hot sauce packet. You know the costume I'm talking about! I hope everyone has a great time Trick-or-Treating, or Liquor-Treating, as my case may be.


The Broke & The Bookish Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween

1. Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
This book has got to be at the top of almost everyone's list, right? The first short story, Guts, is seriously effed up. But, you can't help but read and read and read some more. And there's another story in there about a test CPR dummy that still gives me chills every time. I think the scariest bits of life are the things that humans are capable of. And that's why Haunted is at the top of my list, and not some typical ghost story.

2. Curses, Inc.
I remember this book had a particularly disturbing short story about a boy who lives inside a giant's tooth...

3. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
These books were awesome!!! Also, they were the cause of many sleepless nights for a younger (and maybe not so younger) Mary.

4. Harry Potter
Who doesn't love an excuse to read about witches and wizards and magic, right? As if anyone actually needs an excuse to read HP though!

5. Lapham's Quarterly
I'm obsessed with this publication at the moment. Just finished Death and starting on Magic Shows.

6. Fifty Shades
Is anything scarier?


Thursday, May 16, 2013

#late, me

I'm a little late on this, but it's Tuesday somewhere ... right? Right?

Broke & The Bookish Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

1. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers

2. What Remains - Carole Radziwell

3. Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk

4. Go Ask Alice - Beatrice Sparks

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Check out Angie's review of Intermix Nation on her blog, Pinkindle!
Thanks for the review, Ang!
But you weren't too fond of the cover, huh??


Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Top Ten Tuesday is an original/weekly meme created at The Broke & The Bookish.
It's awesome ... I love shit like this.

top ten words/topics that will make me pick up or buy a book

1. india - Don't ask me why (or maybe do!), but I have an obsession with books set in India. Maybe it's the hyperintense colors, maybe it's the food, maybe it's Bollywood. I have never been there, and I am dyinggg (or living!) to go. Stop reading this right now and go read The Satanic Verses, Midnight's Children, Shantaram, Life of Pi instead ... the list never ends!

2. snark - obviously.

3. god - I have a thing for religion. Not exactly Christianity for Dummies or anything like that. More like, "inquisitive" religion and mythology. #americangods #ghostwritten #cloudatlas

4. dystopia - Hunger Games or Divergent anyone?

5. memoir - been reading a lot of these lately, and I cannot get enough! #heartbreakingwork #whatremains

6. sexy - because just plain sex is so #fiftyshades, right?

7. harry potter - where is Harry Potter 8? waaaah

8. prison - been reading a lot of these, too. But, then again, if you've read Intermix Nation, then you already know I have a thing for redemption. If you've read Shantaram and American Gods already, try Papillion.

9. big books - not a phrase per se, but whatever. I seem to buy them, but never seem to get around to finishing them. Maybe because they are so gosh darn big. #aSuitableboy #finneganswake #ulysses #atlasshrugged

10. (?) I'll keep this one a mystery, because it has to do with my next project. Sry, babes! 

Monday, April 29, 2013


Happy Monday!

It's cloudy here in NY, but was soo nice this weekend! For another bright burst of sunlight in my life, check out Krista's review of Intermix Nation! You may even get another little interview surprise as well.

Thanks, K!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


More freebie news! Check out my guest post on Kindred Dreamheart, and enter for a chance to win a free copy of Intermix Nation!! Wooo ... thanks Katrina!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Hey all!

Check out Book Sniffers Anonymous for a chance to win a FREE copy of Intermix Nation! Who doesn't love free stuff? No one, that's who!

Enter now, or be a sore loser ;)


"All over the world/so easy to see/people everywhere/just want to be free" - The Rascals