Month: August 2010

Hiatus Again

Hiatus Again

Posted August 27, 2010 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

I’m going on another hiatus back up to the Michigan (although technically we’re on the Wisconsin border just an arms reach from the Michigan state line).  Anyway, I’ve been going up to that area since I was little and my parents and grandparents (from both sides) before me; thus creating fond memories of making s’mores, […]

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Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Alice I Have Been by Melanie Benjamin

Posted August 26, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 8 Comments

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and having nothing to do…” Alice Liddell’s story does not begin on this “golden afternoon” but this particular day defines her as “Alice”. Melanie Benjamin has brought The real Alice’s life to light beautifully. Mr. Liddell is the Dean of […]

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Persuasion Movie Review (1995)

Persuasion Movie Review (1995)

Posted August 21, 2010 by Whitney in movie review / 5 Comments

Director: Roger Michell Writers: Jane Austen (novel), Nick Dear (screenplay) Stars: Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Susan Fleetwood Release Date: April 16, 1995 Eight years earlier, Anne Elliot, the daughter of a financially troubled aristocratic family, was persuaded to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a young seaman, who, though promising, had poor family connections. […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: Scarlet O’Hara

Femme Fatale Fridays: Scarlet O’Hara

Posted August 20, 2010 by Whitney in Femme Fatale / 3 Comments

“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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Book Blogger Hop 8/13

Book Blogger Hop 8/13

Posted August 13, 2010 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 11 Comments

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! These week’s […]

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Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Posted August 13, 2010 by Whitney in movie review / 3 Comments

Director: Alfred Hitchcock Writers: Sidney Gilliat (screen play), Joan Harrison (screen play) Daphne du Maurier (by) Stars: Maureen O’Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton Release Date: October 13, 1939 In Cornwall in 1819, a young woman discovers that she’s living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit. Jamaica Inn is another Daphne Du […]

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Giving Up

Giving Up

Posted August 11, 2010 by Whitney in books / 12 Comments

I’m sorry Miss Du Maurier but I am giving up on you, or your novel My Cousin Rachel that is.  Please do not take offense because I loved Rebecca, but I’m only thirty some pages into “Rachel” and have been starring at the same sentence for several days.  I apologize, as it does sound like […]

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Review: In Cold Blood

Review: In Cold Blood

Posted August 7, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 16 Comments

Through Truman Capote’s memorizing true crime account, we follow the case every step of the way.  Beginning at the finding of the bodies and ending at the gallows.    Not only does he skillfully craft this heinous crime but does so with the reader feeling empathy not only towards the Clutters but also their killers, Perry […]

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Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop

Posted August 6, 2010 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 21 Comments

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! This week’s […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: Briony Tallis

Femme Fatale Fridays: Briony Tallis

Posted August 5, 2010 by Whitney in Femme Fatale / 8 Comments

“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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