Month: November 2011

Monthly Review: November 2011

Monthly Review: November 2011

Posted November 30, 2011 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 2 Comments

Currently Reading: The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka Read: The Face On The Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris Challenges Joined: The Christmas Spirit E-Book Harry Potter Narnia Classics Young Adult

Three Classics Challenge

Three Classics Challenge

Posted November 28, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 5 Comments

Its that time of year, not for Cyber Monday  but for reading challenges.  I’ve already signed up for a few myself but have been waiting diligently for a classics challenge, and as luck would have it I found not one but two! A Classics Challenge Hosted by Kathrine at November’s Autumn For this challenge the […]

Book Review: Holidays On Ice

Book Review: Holidays On Ice

Posted November 27, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

David Sedaris’ Christmas stories have me torn.  My favorite of the six short stories is his retelling of his holiday job as Santa’s Elf.  He turns a humiliating job into well, not so humiliating.  Sedaris recounts the beauty of people watching.  The various Santas and their different approaches with the anticipated children and the parents […]

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman

Posted November 25, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

I’d Know You Anywhere is a chilling tale I could not turn away from.  It was disturbing and vulnerable all at once — I didn’t realize that could be possible.  The characters are well developed with their personality traits invoking the proper emotion appropriate for the  subject matter at hand, bring the novel to life. […]

E-Book Challenge 2012

E-Book Challenge 2012

Posted November 22, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

E-Book Challenge Hosted by Workaday Reads Challenge Guidelines: This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and […]

I’m Sick…Of My Reading Slump!

I’m Sick…Of My Reading Slump!

Posted November 19, 2011 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

I need to  get my mojo back!  I’ve been in a reading slump for a little over two months.  Right now, I am reading Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff which is reading a bit like a text book, putting me to sleep after two pages.  I normally would have given up by now but its for […]

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge

Posted November 18, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge hosted by Michelle The True Book Addict at The Christmas Spirit Details: challenge will run from Monday, November 21, 2011 through Friday, January 6, 2011 (Twelfth Night or Epiphany). cross over with other challenges is totally permitted AND encouraged! These must be Christmas novels, books about Christmas lore, a book of […]

Book Review: The Face on the Milk Carton

Book Review: The Face on the Milk Carton

Posted November 17, 2011 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

Like all books or movies that have a tragic ending the story begins with Janie Johnson having a perfect life, loving friends and family, good grades and a crush on the boy next door.  All around Janie comes off as the average “girl next door”.  But her world comes crashing down when lactose intolerant Janie […]