Month: October 2011

Monthly Review: October 2011

Monthly Review: October 2011

Posted October 31, 2011 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 0 Comments

Currently Reading: Read: A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley Dracula by Bram Stoker Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson Read-a-Thons: Frightful Fall Bout Of Books Read-Alongs: Dracula Challenges Joined:   Regency and Victorian Reads Challenges Completed: E-Book The Classics Circuit: Gothic The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Review: Before I Go To Sleep

Review: Before I Go To Sleep

Posted October 27, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

Before I Go To Sleep is to be likened to the film, Memento, only without Guy Pierce and on crack.  Remember, crack is wack. Christine Lucas, gained amnesia after a hit and run accident and can only hold one days memories at a time, when the clock strikes midnight, her brain hits rewind to play […]

E-Book Reading Challenge Complete

E-Book Reading Challenge Complete

Posted October 25, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

I’ve completed the E-Book Reading Challenge hosted at The Ladybug Reads  There were several levels to said challenge, I had chosen to read three during the year which are as follows The Moorland Cottage by Elizabeth Gaskell A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley  The Giver by Lois Lowry

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Starting Post

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Starting Post

Posted October 24, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 3 Comments

It’s here!  The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon hosted by Amanda from On a Book Bender  Said read-a-thon is an exciting full week (October 24 to October 30) of well, reading, and mini-challenges dispersed in between.   Here’s my book list for the week. Currently Reading: Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson To Read Songs For […]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

Posted October 18, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

I have been in a major reader’s funk, I’ve had trouble becoming interested in one single novel or holding my attention.  For me this is very rare!  To the point of being concerned. Unfortunately, The Hunchback of Notre Dame had to fall in the period. Several years ago I had a friend who had applied […]

Book Review: Dracula

Book Review: Dracula

Posted October 17, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 7 Comments

Dracula is bone-chilling!  My neck prickles just thinking about it.  Turtlenecks are a new staple in my wardrobe.  In short, its like taking a shower after watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Dracula, by Bram Stoker is a horror romance of sorts as Count Dracula become obsessed with his victims which always happen to be girls and […]

Library Lament

Library Lament

Posted October 11, 2011 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 5 Comments

Well that’s all folks!  My library officially closed today, only to be reopened on October 26 at their new “unwalkable” location.  Until this moment I thought there might have been a chance that they would change their mind, but that was only wishful thinking.  The old library building is sold and will be used for […]

Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon Wrap Up

Posted October 10, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

Well, I will start out by saying the weather was incredible all of last week and so I tried to spend as much time outside as I could, but that means I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked for the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle at Castle Macabre. Read-a-Thon […]

Regency & Victorian Reads Challenge

Regency & Victorian Reads Challenge

Posted October 9, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

Regency & Victorian Reads Challenge hosted by Royal Reviews The itch for joining challenges is starting to creep back and while I have promised myself to to be selective in 2012 I couldn’t resist this one.     The objective/rules for this challenge are easy peasy, read books that are either set or written in the […]

Bout of Books read-a-thon

Bout of Books read-a-thon

Posted October 8, 2011 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 3 Comments

Yep, that’s right another read-a-thon!  This one, Bout of Books is hosted by Amanda at On a Book Binder The Details: Bout of Books will run from 12:01am 10/24 through 11:59 pm 10/30 (your time zone) Read as much as you can whenever you can.  I know that this Bout of Books is close on the […]