Month: August 2011

Monthly Review: August 2011

Monthly Review: August 2011

Currently Reading: The Likeness by Tana French A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley  The Weird Sisters by Eleanor  Brown Books Read: 1. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 2. Columbine by Dave Cullen 3. Now, Voyager by Olive Higgens Prouty 4. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez 5. In The Woods by Tana French Challenges: R.I.P. […]

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R.I.P. VI Challenge

R.I.P. VI Challenge

August 31, 2011 Whitney Review 10 Comments

Even though it doesn’t even feel close to fall outside it is time for the R.I.P. VI Challenge (Readers Imbibing Peril) hosted by Carl V. at Stainless Steel Droppings running from September 1 – October 31 with several different “perils” to choose from. The genres that qualify for said challenge are: Mystery Suspense Thriller Dark […]

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Review: In The Woods

Review: In The Woods

August 30, 2011 Whitney Review 4 Comments

WARNING: DO NOT READ IN THE WOODS WHEN YOU ARE ACTUALLY IN THE WOODS! I made the foolish mistake of reading Tana French’s In The Woods while at my family’s home in upper Wisconsin, in a wooded isolated area.  I don’t want to come off as some kind of chicken because the novel wasn’t actually […]

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Book Review: Wench

Book Review: Wench

August 23, 2011 Whitney Review 4 Comments

Lizzie, our lead protagonist visits the camp with her master Drayle and looks at this time as a mini-vacation to spend with her friends, Sweet, Reenie and Mawu. Wench was an interesting concept but went absolutely nowhere.  The bases of the plot was the girls doing some sort of chore, followed by anal sex and […]

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Review: Now, Voyager

Review: Now, Voyager

August 20, 2011 Whitney Review 3 Comments

Now, Voyager is a classic novel which was later popularized by the 1942 film starring Bette Davis.  I first became antiquated with the novel through the cinema due to my favorite actress being Bette Davis.  Therefore, I knew the story going into it but this did not tarnish the novel.  The film followed the novel […]

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Review: Columbine

Review: Columbine

August 11, 2011 Whitney Review 5 Comments

Like most historic events or tragedies, you can remember where you were and what you were doing. I was fourteen at the time so don’t remember exactly that but have a very vivid memory just a few weeks afterward.  I was in 8th grade and a boy a class behind mine brought two walkie talkies […]

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Book Review: Dark Places

Book Review: Dark Places

August 10, 2011 Whitney Review 2 Comments

I really enjoyed Dark Places, it is one of the few books that shows the heroine in a bad light and at times I was so annoyed by her lack of direction that I wanted to throw the book against that wall.  But that doesn’t mean I stopped reading it, quite the contrary, I ate […]

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