Book Review: Awakened by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis

Book Review: Awakened by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis

Posted May 31, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment

Why I read it: This popped up in my email in the midst of my reading slump (which I’m pretty much over now – I just don’t have a decent amount of time to read, typical!) and my thought process pretty much went ‘hmmm I don’t really dig werewolves, I’ll probably hate it…can’t hurt to try it though’…and here we are. And no, I didn’t hate it…actually I’ll just go ahead and credit it with […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Drown by Junot Díaz

Guest Post – Book Review: Drown by Junot Díaz

Posted May 30, 2016 by Wattle in Babble, Reviews / 1 Comment

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit Review: Drown by Junot Díaz, which Entertainment Weekly selected to represent New York, is not set in New York. It is set in New Jersey. In most cases, the neighborhoods in New Jersey can be transposed over those in New York City. However, given that the young boy views a trip across […]


Top Ten Tuesday #23

Top Ten Tuesday #23

Posted May 24, 2016 by Wattle in Memes / 4 Comments

“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!” I obviously totally failed at getting organised to post my new feature last week *sigh* I’ve been doing an essay that has […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

Guest Post – Book Review: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

Posted May 23, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews Entertainment Weekly Says: “Set in the saloons of Dodge City in 1878 before the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, this murder mystery paints Doc Holiday as a tragic hero and gambler, bringing one of the state’s most legendary events and personages to life.” Review: Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. […]


Guest Post – Book Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Guest Post – Book Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Posted May 16, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Laura at 125 Pages Entertainment Weekly Says: “Abbey’s tale of four ecological activists seeking to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam became a primer for other green-minded saboteurs.” Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey is touted as a comic look at social justice warriors. True environmentalists that strive to bring the land back to its natural state. […]


Wattle’s Wonderings #11 – Baby Steps (an update)

Wattle’s Wonderings #11 – Baby Steps (an update)

Posted May 14, 2016 by Wattle in Wattle's Wonderings / 10 Comments

I thought it was about time I posted something that wasn’t a guest post, and maybe update people that may or may not still be visiting this blog, even though it’s fairly obvious I’ve just left it stagnant for the most part. Heh. That wasn’t my intention, but it’s been kind of nice to not have to think about it too much. As I write this, it’s nearly 1am on Saturday morning (I won’t post […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Close Range, Wyoming Stories By Annie Proulx

Guest Post – Book Review: Close Range, Wyoming Stories By Annie Proulx

Posted May 9, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Teri at Sportochick’s Musings Review: The best part of the book as far as the stories go was Brokeback Mountain. A movie was made from that story and it won 3 Oscars. I never saw the movie so I can’t give a review on the differences between the two though. This story walks the reader through a relationship […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Songs In Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

Guest Post – Book Review: Songs In Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

Posted May 2, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: H. C. Newton at The Irresponsible Reader Review: There’s a stereotype about Oscar-bait movies the come out late in the year, super-serious movies with super-serious actors about families in crisis, social unrest, a woman standing on her own, and so on. Nothing anyone really wants to see, but we all take it seriously. Yes, that’s a stereotype, an […]


Book Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Book Review: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

Posted April 25, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 7 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Why I Read It: My second book for the United States of Books project, this time one I’ve tried to read before (and it didn’t go very well). My Thoughts: I’ve been to Las Vegas exactly once, I thought it was a bit odd, a bit dirty and not a place I would like to spend any considerable amount of […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

Guest Post – Book Review: Play It as It Lays by Joan Didion

Posted April 18, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 2 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews Entertainment Weekly Says: “Didion’s 1970 classic, about a woman and a marriage breaking down, is both an ode to the freedom of the freeways and a eulogy for dreams shriveled by the sun.” Review: I don’t think this book is your typical read, like a James Patterson or Jodi Picoult…not saying they are […]