Month: July 2010

Book Club: First Meeting

Book Club: First Meeting

July 30, 2010 Whitney books 12 Comments

Last night, I had my first book club meeting held at my town’s local coffee shop.  I guess I should start off by saying how many people took the bait and showed up, (we plastered posters everywhere so had no idea what the turn out to be).  Well, to get back on track we had […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: Mary Tilford

Femme Fatale Fridays: Mary Tilford

“A femme fatale, translating to “Deadly Woman” in french, is an alluring, seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire.  Often this leads them into compromising, dangerous   and deadly situations.” ~ Wikipeda What villainous ladies have you read of in literature?  Now’s the time to give them a shout out.  Because let’s face […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: Curley’s Wife

Femme Fatale Fridays: Curley’s Wife

 “A Femme Fatale, translating to “Deadly Woman” in french, is an alluring, seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire. Often this leads them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.” ~ Wikipedia What villainous ladies have you read of in literature?  Now’s the time to give them a shout out.  Because […]

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Friday Memes #14

Friday Memes #14

It’s Friday! Time for another Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books The Hop is designed to discover great book bloggers and be discovered yourself. Not only can we discover new blogs but great books to add to the ever growing wish-list. So hop on over and join the fun! Weekly Question: […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: New Meme and Rebecca

Femme Fatale Fridays: New Meme and Rebecca

 “A Femme Fatale, translating to “Deadly Woman” in french, is an alluring, seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire. Often this leads them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations.” ~ Wikipedia  I first discovered this class of women from 1930s and 40s film noir several years ago and was seduced […]

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Review: Rebecca

Review: Rebecca

July 15, 2010 Whitney Review 13 Comments

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is the gothic novel of an unnamed girl. The story begins with this girl as a paid companion to a Mrs. Van Hopper.  Mrs. Van Hopper likes to hobnob with the rich and famous  and after spotting Maxim de Winter, owner of the wonderful Manderly.  (I should also mention that […]

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Review: The Book Thief

Review: The Book Thief

July 14, 2010 Whitney Review 7 Comments

Featuring: Death, A Young Girl,  Hiding,  A Love Of Books Death serves as our narrator in this chilling novel.  He quickly explains that he does not in any way look like the grim ripper that pop culture has perceived him to be, such as wearing a black cloak and carrying a scythe, but instead is […]

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Friday Memes #13

Friday Memes #13

It’s Friday! Time for another Book Blogger Hop hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books The Hop is designed to discover great book bloggers and be discovered yourself. Not only can we discover new blogs but great books to add to the ever growing wish-list. So hop on over and join the fun! We are […]

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Casting Call: Femme Fatale Fridays

Casting Call: Femme Fatale Fridays

For the past few weeks I’ve been featuring Femme Fatales in literature.  I’ve really enjoyed this feature and was thinking about making it an open meme.  There are so many out there that I’m either forgetting or haven’t heard of before and would love to learn others take on the subject matter.  For anyone who […]

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Monthly Review: June 2010

Monthly Review: June 2010

Books Read: A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Behind A Mask by Louisa May Alcott Currently Reading:  Rebecca by Daphne Du […]

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