Month: November 2010

Review: A Christmas Carol

Review: A Christmas Carol

November 30, 2010 Whitney Review 7 Comments

I’m embarrassed to say that I had not read this short story since middle school and had forgotten how magical and uplifting it is.  It was so refreshing to see the transformation and various levels of change of spirit that Ebenezer Scrooge goes though.  Tiny Tim is so adorable and heartwarming with his “God bless […]

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Review: The Bungalow Mystery

Review: The Bungalow Mystery

November 30, 2010 Whitney Review 6 Comments

Reading these books makes me wish or fantasize that I could be more like Nancy. She’s sweet and personable, making friends almost everywhere she goes and dresses smartly in the latest fashion. Her father Carson Drew is a sharp, handsome lawyer including his daughter in all his legal actions. I also adore the 1930s, that […]

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A Christmas Carol Read-a-Long

A Christmas Carol Read-a-Long

November 21, 2010 Whitney read-along 4 Comments

  Dog-Eared & Bookmarked  is hosting A Christmas Carol Read-a-Long  to get into the holiday spirit.  Every year I watch It’s a Wonderful Life and the 1938 A Christmas Carol but haven’t actually read the book since high school.  A reread is defiantly in order. Weekly Schedule November 24-December 1: Stave One: Marley’s Ghost (pages […]

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Review: Kings Of The Earth

Review: Kings Of The Earth

November 20, 2010 Whitney Review 4 Comments

The novel is told from various points of view flashing back to their childhood in the 30s to 1990 with the murder in question.  Through this, the reader grasps a better understanding for the boys, leading to what could have been the motive and that Audie and Creed were victims themselves. I have mixed feelings […]

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Book Club: Tinkers

Book Club: Tinkers

November 19, 2010 Whitney books 5 Comments

Last night was our book club for the discussion of Tinkers.  It was a very split opinion on the book three not having read or finished, another three who detested it and two (myself included) who loved it. My mother, who didn’t finish it (she’s a very bad moderator) brought along some bad reviews via […]

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Monthly Review: October 2010

Monthly Review: October 2010

Currently Reading  The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag Books Read The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris Suspense and Sensibility by Carrie Bebris  Tinkers by Paul Harding  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by […]

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