Month: January 2011

Prom and Prejudice Giveaway

Prom and Prejudice Giveaway

Posted January 31, 2011 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 13 Comments

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg is a delightful retelling of Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and Prejudice and I am lucky enough to have two copies for a giveaway! Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn Academy on scholarship, isn’t exactly interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be—especially now that […]

48 Hour Read-A-Thon

48 Hour Read-A-Thon

Posted January 31, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 9 Comments

Unputdownables is hosting her second 48 Hour Read-A-Thon over the weekend of February 4 – 6  This is the weekend of the Super Bowl which is perfect because I am a 0% football fan and just in it for the commercials and half-time show.  Because of my lack of interest I usually read during the […]

Review: The Hidden Staircase

Review: The Hidden Staircase

Posted January 30, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

Is it just me or does Nancy get overly excited when learning about a new mystery which usually comes around containing other people’s misfortune?  She is described as becoming giddy, sitting on the edge of her seat her eyes becoming wider and wider.  Yes, she would make the perfect girl scout sell hundreds of Thin […]

Review: Exit The Actress

Review: Exit The Actress

Posted January 29, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 6 Comments

Words can not describe  Priya Parmar’s novel Exit The Actress, it is so rich and vibrant that I felt like I was actually in the audience watching Nell perform and wanted to reach out for one of her oranges.  While reading Nell’s journal entries I wanted to be her friend, with her tell it like […]

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Posted January 8, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, what is there to say that hasn’t already been said?  Magical, creative, spellbinding, suspenseful, cleverly crafted with a sense of camaraderie, just to name a few. Harry Potter, the boy who lived has no idea that he is special or famous, how could he with a cousin like Dudley […]

Huck Finn and the “N Word”

Huck Finn and the “N Word”

Posted January 7, 2011 by Whitney in books / 6 Comments

Has anyone read or heard about publishers editing Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn by omitting the “N Word” changing the derogatory slang to Slaves?  The reason being that because the novel is on so many school’s banned books list that this change will allow more students to read it.  I understand that the saying puts us […]

Book Review: The Silence of the Lambs

Book Review: The Silence of the Lambs

Posted January 4, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 7 Comments

What was I thinking?  I read The Silence of the Lambs in a wooded, secluded area.  It was like taking a shower after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.  Creepy. Clarice Starling, FBI agent in training is sent to the Baltimore mental institution to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist who was locked up for have acquired […]

First Year of Blogging and 2010 In Review

First Year of Blogging and 2010 In Review

Posted January 1, 2011 by Whitney in year in review / 7 Comments

Happy new year everyone!  I started this blog one year ago from today to record my thoughts on the books I read, not expecting anyone to read my ramblings.  To my surprise I closed the old year with 180 followers (I never knew I was so interesting and popular).  Anyway, the book blogging community is […]

Book Review: The Abbott’s Ghost

Book Review: The Abbott’s Ghost

Posted January 1, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

The Abbott’s Ghost is another hidden gem written by Louisa May Alcott. Maurice Treherne saved his cousin Jasper’s life after a misadventure in the water and was made a cripple because of it. Jasper, of course, is forever grateful but due to a small faux pas does a poor way of showing it. Maurice is […]

Review: Devil In The Details

Review: Devil In The Details

Posted January 1, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Quirky yes, but Devil in the Details was also a little manic (which explains the OCD).  I thought the novel was more like a series of short stories or a vignette of her childhood.  To me it felt all very disjointed, one moment she was three and the next thirteen, I never felt a smooth […]