Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Doctor Who Wishing Well

The old village well is just a curiosity - something to attract tourists intrigued by stories of lost treasure, or visitors just making a wish. Unless something alien and terrifying could be lurking inside the well? Something utterly monstrous that causes nothing but death and destruction?

But who knows the real truth about the well? Who wishes to unleash the hideous force it contains? What terrible consequences will follow the search for a legendary treasure hidden at the bottom

Doctor Who: Wishing Well by Trevor Baxendale

I was looking forward to this one but then when it started I thought this may not be good but then boom, it became good! I enjoyed the characters in this one more than the last few Doctor Who books; they just have that funny witt to them. I’ve always liked the idea of wishing wells and this story puts a whole new twist on what’s at the bottom of a wishing well.

The writing styles brings out the Doctors charm quite well; that is a must for me, in every review of a Doctor Who book I always make sure I say something about the Doctor. I’ve learned that I enjoy the older Doctor Who books then the new ones. The main plot seems to be based about treasure, well and what was at the bottom but I felt that is wasn’t that is was just a the front. I like how the two women are wanting to fix the well because its old and falling apart and I feel that it’s important to save history; small or big. I felt sad about the cat. All in all there was a lot going on in this book but it was easy to follow.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Review: The 100

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again. 

The 100

Let me put it simply… it felt a little flat. I love, love, love the T.V. show and was bubbling with joy when I learned it was base off of a book. I could wait to get my hands on it. And then I did. Lets face it, if I never seen the show and just read the book, I might have had like it more but that’s not what happened.

The book was…. different than what I thought it was going to be. In the book there is two main story like, but one line we don’t even hear about in the show so when that came up in the book I was like “oh, this is much different’. And at first I didn’t care that it was so different. And kept telling myself stop holding this book up to the show, there not the same thing but I part of me could help but do that.

The story itself wasn’t bad I found it much slower than I thought I was going to be. In The 100 there wasn’t that tense, heart racing parts. Some of the characters seemed ‘lost’ and the plot was a back and forth read; that doesn’t bother me. I think what bothered me most was its slow pacing and seem to repeat itself sometime. I enjoyed something from all parts of the story on the ground, up in space and the flashbacks for all different reasons. Out of all the part to me I liked the flashbacks better because the characters seemed to be more developed.

All in all was this a bad book I wouldn’t say that I was just disappointed in it and wished I read it before I seen the show; so I would of had a way opener mind for it. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ten Books I'd Love to with A Book Club If I Had A Book Club

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.
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!

Some of these some I haven't but I believe that all bring different stuff to the table and would be so much fun to talk about. I love how some deal with life stuff while other is magic. All in all I think each other these would be books I could see myself enjoy reading in a book club. I've never been in a book club always want to but never seem to find the right one. But anyways I would love to know what book are on your list this week please leave you link below!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Review: Doctor Who The Jade pyramid

Matt Smith reads this exclusive audio story featuring the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond.

Intercepting a distress call, the TARDIS is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor and Amy are met by village elder Shij├┤ Sada. He explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Otoroshi.

At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it. But the Shogun, the ruler of Japan, wants to possess the pyramid and has ordered seven samurai and a band of soldiers to come to Kokan and seize it.

Whilst the Doctor is tracked by a ninja assassin, Amy discovers what happens to trespassers at the shrine. Soon the secrets of the jade pyramid - and the towering Otoroshi - will be known...

Doctor Who The Jade pyramid

I listened to the audio-book and Matt Smith reads it.... I want to listen to many more books read by Matt Smith! His voice brings the story alive in a new way. When listening to this I can't help but enjoy it that much more.
The plot of this story is more simpler then most Doctor Who plot lines. But that was one thing I liked about this story.
The Doctor and Amy come across many samurai and the secrets of The Jade Pyramid. Like in all Doctor Who story there is the clever word play, smarts and the likeable characters. The Doctor and Amy, with the help of a ninja, saves the day.
The writing style is quite simple and was easy to follow. This book is filled the the charm that Whovians love.


Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

What can I say... I was in wonderful when I finished these pages I just need to think of how to write up my feeling into words. How can I put all the giggles, smiles, and sad faces into just one single review. Well it's simple... I loved this book! More than wonderful, amazing it’s magnificent.

The characters in these pages pulled me up with joy. Cather was easy to understand because we are alike in so many ways. We grew up with a fan base we don't ever, want or plan on leaving behind; and have learned how to put that fan base into ‘grown up’ lives.

Also, I have a crazy sister like Wren. We grow up together and so we have that bond; like Wren and Cather. I felt like I understand the sister drama more in this book; than any other book I’ve read about sisters lately.

I think this books shows what it is like for many teens going to college in today's world with all the fan base. I think that being a fan is more than just enjoying something in today’s world. This book is a great way to show how much something, like a book can play such an important part in life. It's also a great story of growing up and learning about who you are and why life must change and why people change. This story always shows that just because you're growing up doesn't mean you have to leave behind things you love.

The characters play off each other. There are a few twists I didn’t see coming but it just made the story that much better. The end I found sad because it took me back to when I got the last Harry Potter book and how it made me feel. My eye burned when thinking of that and how they must feel too.

So with all this said, Fangirl is My favorite book by Rainbow Rowell.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Poetry Is...??? Blog Tour & Giveaways


Poetry is...a book of self-expression through poems about life, love, forbidden love, desires, and nature. This book also includes quotes written by the poet and short articles. Poems featured are: "The Disease," "Clouds of Gray," "inkstand," "Mountain Spring," and "Dreams vs. Reality."

Poetry Is…??? What can I say Jeniann Bowers has outdone herself with this one! I’ve read all of her poetry books and this one is my favorite. She has stepped out of her writing box and written incredible new poems. Each poem flows and shows its own feelings. A few of my favorite poems are Moms, Ever Seen, The War, Beneath the Winter Fields, “inkstand.”; all of these are different from one another. The War is one that has clever play on words. Beneath the Winter Fields is a bittersweet poem. Moms is one of my favorites for many reasons. This poetry book is filled with emotion written into words.
In the poetry book the poetess has also written quotes that has been add throughout the book. I have a soft spot for quotes. My favorite on would have to be “Random thoughts allow words to play, to the writer it means to twist & turn the words to create a masterpiece that no one else has ever done.” I love writing so to me this is what writing is. I also like “Passion is a form of belief in yourself, if you have passion for something then you believe in yourself to make things happen.” And “Think positive, negativity is like a bad cup of coffee.” Being positive and passionate about something in life to me makes life so much better; so these two quotes tell how I feel about life. There quotes in a way remind me of her poetry because they both are filled with feelings, lessons and more.
The poetry in this book is about life. Life of love or life of heartbreak, life of family and friends; just life. Poetry Is…??? a must read for anyone who is a fan of poetry or for anyone who wanted to start reading poetry.

About Poetess

Jeniann is the owner at Poetry is...which is a blogging business of her own personal poetry and also a blog to help spread the word of poetry and teach the world that poetry is an excellent choice to write and read. Jeniann is a firm advocate for poetry publishing and writing poetry.

Jeniann is also a five time self-published poetess. Her books have been in the top ten best selling list on Amazon in the past and her current ratings stand at 4.5. She has published the following books: Expressions on Life Book One, Expressions and Letters, Phraseology and Letters, Collection of 25 Days of Christmas Poetry, and her recently re-release of Poems, Dreams & More. She is currently working on her next book of poetry collections.

Jeniann is a past student at Capella University. She has made both the President's and Dean's list for outstanding academic achievements and she currently holds a 4.0 GPA in her studies. She is hoping to graduate with a Bachelor in Science in Business with a specialized degree in Finance.

Jeniann was born in Whitefish, Montana in 1972. She was raised in Eureka, Montana most of her younger years. She was the youngest of four children and the only surviving girl. Jeniann attended Rexford Elementary school her kindergarten year and the following year she transferred to Eureka Elementary School where she graduated from the eighth grade in 1987. She the attended Lincoln County High School until her junior year when she moved from Eureka to Medford, Oregon with her mother and stepfather.


The Disease

I was the disease that you never wanted,
I played games with your heart,
Whenever you looked into my eyes,
You couldn't handle the rush of emotions,
The feeling of falling,
Not knowing if I would be there to pick you up,
You played the role of gun and bullet,
Out to kill the disease that was aching at your heart,
Knowing that the disease is what you wanted,
But the pride is the bigger enemy to love,
Love would mean letting go,
Twirling out of control,
The shivers and shakes,
The withdrawals,
The heart breaking when you weren't with me,
Was all but the disease eating at you,
And you turned your back,
Walked away and killed the disease
With the bullet with words of lies,
Because I was the disease you wanted all a long.


as i sit here today
trying to figure out
how to say
that my mind is about

to call it quits and
just walk away,
let the inkstand
rust and collapse in dismay

keep these words
‘let the inkstand rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

take my chances to ride away
chasing a this crazy dream
it seems as if am about to betray
myself in my own crazy dream

so as i sit here today
trying to figure out
how to say
that my mind is about

to call it quits
just walk away
let the inkstand
rust and collapse in dismay

keep these words
“let the inkstand  rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

the dreamer in me
in which my hands only wrote
just let it be
within this note

keep these words
“let the inkstand rust and collapse in dismay….”
           of words never written

Mountain Spring

So beautiful and gentle
Tinkling down
So amble
Moving forth, as to drown

My wailing cry
Of a broken heart
Please do not deny
As we depart

From this earth
And to reign in heaven
That our love was worth
And we were chosen

To love not deceit
Angel sings of
Music so sweet
As doves

Symbol our love
So beautiful and gentle
Tinkling down
So amble…

Moving forth, as to drown
Their cries, of bells to ring
To hear such sound
At the mountain spring

Dreams vs. Reality

I had it all at one time…
My moment in life
Where I thought everything
Was perfect and nothing
Could take that away,

It was only a year ago
When you were in my life
Sitting around chatting
Listening to your stories
Hearing your laughter
Seeing your smile,

But all I have now
Is memories and regrets

If I knew that telling you
How I felt would have
Cost me everything
I would have not told
You, but the feelings
Were so strong,

When we weren’t together
The emptiness
Felt like a frozen waterfall,
Just frozen in time
With love yearning
To show you

Then when we were together
The feelings were so true
As if God had put you there
To save me from falling off
That cliff that I was teetering on

Where dreams come true
Or they fell apart
Instead of waiting for you
I jumped off and told you
That I loved you

And now here I am
A year later still waiting
And only loving you
In my dreams at night.

Clouds of Gray

I awake with clouds of gray
Hanging over this head of mine
Skies are gloomy, sad looking
Upon my face

It feels if there is no way
To make the sun shine
Or to hear the birds sing
Searching for God’s grace

At the end of the day
Hoping God will give me a sign
Just a small ping
If it is only to embrace

When I bow my head to pray
Knowing His love is divine
He will take this aching
Heart and replace it

I can say
That today will be fine
And the birds will sing
The clouds will erase

And the sun will shine
Upon my face

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(Giveaway: 1 Autographed Copy of New Release Book Poetry Is...??? & 1 $5.00 Amazon Gift Card)

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