Month: October 2010

Bridget Jones Movies

Bridget Jones Movies

Posted October 31, 2010 by Whitney in movie review / 7 Comments

I could just start and end this review with Hugh Grant and Colin Firth but that just doesn’t seem right.   Bridget Jones is a thirty-something woman with incredibly bad habits (smoking, drinking, weight, and word vomit just to name a few) and does not want to die alone being found weeks later being eaten by […]

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Tinkers by Paul Harding

Tinkers by Paul Harding

Posted October 27, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 7 Comments

A tinker is a mender of pots, kettles, pans, etc. Therefore, Tinkers is a very fitting title for this Pulitzer Prize Winning novel as every character is somehow wounded with their past  and in some respects is far beyond mending. George Washington Crosby, a lover of the workings of clocks lies dying and reflects upon […]

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Book Review: Suspense and Sensibility

Book Review: Suspense and Sensibility

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

This novel was a very lite read, but felt more like a fantasy than suspenseful.  The dialogue was rather witty and was interesting to see the  mix and reintroduction to many characters.  But as a Austen retelling just didn’t fit the bill for me. The leading characters could easily have been interchanged to any person […]

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Book Blogger Hop 10/22

Book Blogger Hop 10/22

Posted October 22, 2010 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 10 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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Book Club And A Difficult Member

Book Club And A Difficult Member

Posted October 22, 2010 by Whitney in books / 9 Comments

I just returned from my third meeting of my newly formed book club with the pick being Angela’s Ashes and included some new and return members.  All of us liked the book but both my mom and I had previously read the book didn’t finish it this time nor found it as riveting, although is […]

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Halloween Read-A-Thon The End

Halloween Read-A-Thon The End

Posted October 19, 2010 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

The weekend of the Halloween Read-A-Thon has come to a close.  I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked as my weekend grew busier than I had expected.  On Friday I had a garage sale leaving very little for Goodwill and on Sunday went to an early dinner and saw The […]

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Halloween Read-A-Thon Kick Off

Halloween Read-A-Thon Kick Off

Posted October 15, 2010 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

Yesterday at midnight began the Halloween Read-A-Thon hosted by  Young Adult Books Reviewed  the objective being to read nothing but creepy halloweeny books over the weekend.  Friday – Sunday.  I actually have a garage sale going on until one so will get a late start; although I’m not complaining and still have part of today […]

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Femme Fatale Fridays: Veruca Salt

Femme Fatale Fridays: Veruca Salt

Posted October 15, 2010 by Whitney in Femme Fatale / 4 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   Veruca Salt is a spoiled child, who is the apple of her father’s eye.  When the hunt for Willy Wonka’s […]

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Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk

Posted October 11, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris is a child’s storybook for adults, or a fucked up version of Aesop’s Fables.  The book is filled with short stories accompanied with illustrations of everyday occurrences or controversial  themes, all portrayed by animals. Strangely enough, they all seem to have a moral.  In The Squirrel and the Chipmunk […]

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Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Posted October 10, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is the last novel in the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson.  The third installment picks up where The Girl Who Played With Fire left off, our hero Lisbeth Salander hanging on through life and death after being shot in the head.  When she is “captured” and taken to […]

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