Month: February 2011

Review: The Moorland Cottage

Review: The Moorland Cottage

Posted February 22, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

The Moorland Cottage is the chronicle of brother and sister Edward and Maggie Browne.  Edward is a bit of an ass, but yet Maggie still follows him around like a lost puppy filling his every request.  This is until she meets Frank Buxton and her attentions begin to drift elsewhere. The story plays out like […]

Review: The Magician’s Nephew

Review: The Magician’s Nephew

Posted February 20, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 8 Comments

There has been much debate as to when to read The Magician’s Nephew.  It was the sixth book in the series to be published (1955) but in 1994, Harper Collins took possession and reordered the series chronologically putting The Magician’s Nephew first as a prequel to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Purists, often […]

48 Hour Read-A-Thon: Updates

48 Hour Read-A-Thon: Updates

Posted February 4, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 5 Comments

Friday Books Read The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell — Completed (kindle edition) Villette by Charlotte Bronte (52 pages)  The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (51 pages) Hours Read: 7 Breaks Taken: 4 Caffeine Intake: 2 Hours Slept: 9 Saturday Books Read: Villette by Charlotte Bronte (4 pages) The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis — […]

48 Hour Read-A-Thon Starting Point

48 Hour Read-A-Thon Starting Point

Posted February 4, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

Well, The 48 Hour Read-A-Thon starts today and while it “officially” doesn’t start until this evening I’ve begun reading.  Anyway, the read-a-thon runs from now until Sunday night with a closing post on Monday.   I began reading at 9 this morning and took a break around 11:30 completing The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell Here’s […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Posted February 3, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

In the second installment of the series J.K. Rowling introduces several new characters into the mix. First is Dobby the house elf who warns Harry, for his own good sir not to go back to Hogwarts School as it is not safe this year.  Unfortunately, Harry brushes this advise aside and attends his classes,  Dobby […]

Book Review: Prom and Prejudice

Book Review: Prom and Prejudice

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

I consider myself to be a purest and dare I say prejudice when it comes to Jane Austen, particularly Pride and Prejudice, so when I received a copy of Elizabeth Eulberg’s Prom and Prejudice I had my reservations.  Within  the first chapter, Lizzie Bennet had charmed her way into my heart and her stubborn determination […]