Month: September 2011

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon

Posted September 28, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

After my disappointment in learning that I would be out of town during Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon (October 22) I was fortunate enough to find the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon a weekend long event. The Read-a-Thon runs through the weekend of October 21 – 23 and is hosted by Bex @ Kindle Fever, Amanda @ Letters […]

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Review: The Giver

Review: The Giver

Posted September 25, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 6 Comments

Jonas lives in a world of Sameness. There is nothing to differentiate one person by the other, everything is seen in black and white with each year relinquishing a little of the individuality you possessed, following like a group of Lemmings. At your 12th year, you are given your assignment, and begin your training to […]

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Book Review: French Lessons

Book Review: French Lessons

Posted September 24, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I can say one positive thing for French Lessons, it was a fast read, but that’s about all.  The back cover proclaimed it as a “page-turner” I do agree with that but not for the same reason, which to be rid of the horrid story! I knew it was a romance but was expecting a […]

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Kindle Is At My Library!

Kindle Is At My Library!

Posted September 23, 2011 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

My library supports Overdrive allowing ereaders to checkout books and this week they just added Kindle!  I was super excited to hear this as I have mention my library is moving and this option will help fill the void.  The site actually reminds me a lot of Netflix as you can hold/save/checkout “books”.  What’s the […]

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R.I.P. VI Challenge Completed

R.I.P. VI Challenge Completed

Posted September 21, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

Not to brag, but as quickly as I signed up for Carl’s R.I.P. VI Challenge is as quickly as I finished.  Granted, I only signed up for R.I.P. the Second (read 2 books between September 1 – October 31) but still, I honestly wasn’t aware I could read that fast. My Scary Stories The Stranger […]

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Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale

Book Review: The Thirteenth Tale

Posted September 21, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 10 Comments

The Thirteenth Tale is part ghost story part fairy tale (Grimm Brother’s style).  Vida Winter, a famed author renown for her novel The Thirteenth Tale, with the thirteenth tale being omitted.  Vida, after numerous interviews has finally decided to unburden herself and write her memoirs with the help of a ghostwriter, Margaret Lea, a freelance […]

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Book Review: The Stranger

Book Review: The Stranger

Posted September 19, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 6 Comments

The Stranger has a slow strategic pacing almost making me put the book aside.  Although this is two of my uncle’s favorite books so I plowed along.  I soon realized the intentional snail pace was purposeful to completely understand our character and the stranger within.  It is strange because while this was not thrilling nor […]

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Read You Own Books Read-A-Thon Starting Point

Read You Own Books Read-A-Thon Starting Point

Posted September 15, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 4 Comments

I’m starting the  Read Your Own Books Read-A-Thon hosted by Bibliophilic Book Blog  today.  The read-a-thon officially begins at 8pm through Sunday the 18th.  My book club is also tonight and usually runs until eight so this is perfect!  I’ll be going from one reading event to another. Okay, its 9pm, book club is over […]

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Read You Own Books Read-A-Thon

Read You Own Books Read-A-Thon

Posted September 12, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

   Read Your Own Books Read-A-Thon hosted by Bibliophilic Book Blog   Details: – Read Your OWN books – Runs from 9pm on Thursday the 15th (EST)…some of my posts might be a bit off since I am 11 hours ahead of EST in KST. Sorry for that…anyway it will run until Sunday the 18th […]

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The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Posted September 7, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 6 Comments

First Impressions Like Elizabeth Taylor’s husbands, a percentage of people can rattle off most of Henry VIII  wives and like Richard Burton, Anne Boleyn is always among them.  But what of her sister Mary, the King’s first choice, the other Boleyn girl? The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory writes like an autobiography. Through the […]

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