Month: July 2011

Monthly Review: July 2011

Monthly Review: July 2011

Posted July 31, 2011 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 2 Comments

Currently Reading: Gone withe the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Books Read: The Luxe by Anna Godbersen Rumors by Anna Godbersen Envy by Anna Godbersen The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket Room by Emma Donoghue Splender by Anna Godbersen Bright Young Things by Anna […]

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The High Summer Read-A-Thon Starting Post

The High Summer Read-A-Thon Starting Post

Posted July 25, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 4 Comments

The High Summer Read-A-Long Hosted at The True Book Addict The High Summer Read-A-Thon is starting today and I am going to begin reading in just a few minutes.  The read-a-thon lasts all week (July 25 – 30)  I am leaving to go out of town on Thursday so will only be able to participate […]

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Review: The Borrower

Review: The Borrower

Posted July 24, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

Rebecca Makkai’s novel was told from the point of view of a librarian — someone who loves books, loves her job and her patrons. and there are book references on every page. Sounds like a book lover’s dream right?  Unfortunately, no. Ian Drake is a ten-year old patron of the library whose parents have enrolled […]

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Review: Bright Young Things

Review: Bright Young Things

Posted July 23, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

What was the first thing I thought of while starting this book, prohibition, flappers, the bob?  No, no and no, the first thing that came to mind was Micheal Jackson’s PYT Pretty Young Thing — and I’m not even a fan! Cordelia starts off as a runaway bride from a small town in Ohio who […]

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The High Summer Read-A-Thon

The High Summer Read-A-Thon

Posted July 22, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

The True Book Addict is hosting the High Summer Read-A-Thon.  She writes: The High Summer Read-a-thon is one month three days away, July 25th through July 31st! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.  Times are central standard time so adjust your times accordingly.  I plan to host a mini-challenge […]

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Review: Splendor

Review: Splendor

Posted July 20, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Overall, I enjoyed The Luxe series but even after a week to reflect on the conclusion I’m still unsure how I feel about it. But one thing I have agreed upon is the universal theme of unrequited love. No matter how you spin it the ending of the Diana/Henry romance will satisfy a very small […]

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Room by Emma Donoghue

Room by Emma Donoghue

Posted July 18, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

First Impressions I recently watched the Diane Sawyer interview with Jaycee Dugard. One word came to mind, why?  What would possess anyone to commit such an act?  A sick bastard.  Room by Emma Donoghue captured my attention with atrocity that is hard to imagine. Impressions While Reading What I liked about Room was that it does […]

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Book Review: The Wide Window

Book Review: The Wide Window

Posted July 17, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

After their uncle’s death the Baudelaires are moved to their Aunt Josephine’s who lives on the top of a cliff looking down on the sea.  She is scared of everything including the water below her home.  Soon after being intrusted to Josephine’s care she becomes infatuated with a pirate by the name of Captain Sham.  […]

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Book Review: The Reptile Room

Book Review: The Reptile Room

Posted July 16, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

After an adult finally realizes what an unsuitable guardian Count Olaf is (but only after he attempted to marry Violet).  The children go to stay with Uncle Monty herpetologist, but guess who’s coming to dinner? and it’s not Sidney Poitier.  Count Olaf returns hunting the children as Stephano, Uncle Monty’s new assistant with another attempt […]

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Book Review: The Bad Beginning

Book Review: The Bad Beginning

Posted July 15, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

A Series of Unfortunate Events is like a Pixar movie, entertaining for the kids but enough adult humor for the parents. On both ends it is very imaginative.  The Baudelaire siblings are suddenly orphaned after their parents are killed in a house fire.  Instead of going to the next of kin they are shuttled off […]

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