Month: December 2011

Going Classic

Going Classic

December 23, 2011 Whitney Blogging 7 Comments

Earlier this year I decided to “go classic”  making my blog classic literature oriented– and I failed miserably, it was like my 2011 resolution to become a vegetarian (although I no longer eat red meat due to the documentary Food Inc).  Anyway, a bit off topic there but my point is that I went cold […]

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Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

Willa Cather Novel Reading Challenge hosted by WildmooBooks The Challenge: Read one Willa Cather novel each month in order of  publication from January through December 2012.  The Reading List: January: Alexander’s Bridge (1912) February: O Pioneers! (1913) March: The Song of the Lark (1915) April: My Ántonia (1918) May: One of Ours (1922) June: A […]

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Edith Wharton Challenge

Edith Wharton Challenge

After reading The Age of Innocence earlier this year I continued to think “I’d like to read more Edith Wharton”  but then a shinny new book would come along and she would get pushed to the back of my mind.  This year, I WILL read more Edith Wharton and begin a perpetual challenge of reading […]

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Book Review: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

Book Review: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

December 14, 2011 Whitney Review 1 Comment

I felt I Am Half-Sick of Shadows had a little Sunset Boulevard vibe to it, only Flavia is not found in a swimming pool.   Phyllis Wyvern, while still pretty and popular on screen has started to age and watches old silent pictures of herself during her “hay day”.  Unfortunately, the film reels are how she […]

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Graham Greene Challenge

Graham Greene Challenge

Graham Greene Challenge hosted by Books and Movies Carrie says– “For 2012, I wanted to host a challenge to help me read more of an author I keep meaning to dive into. Then a few months ago Bookmarks Magazine did a profile of Graham Greene, and I was reminded how much I loved The Quiet […]

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Anne Rice Challenge

Anne Rice Challenge

Anne Rice Challenge hosted by The Towering Pile Rules: Ebooks are fine. Audiobooks are fine as long as they are the unabridged versions. Rereads and crossovers with other challenges are fine. You can change your level at any time. The challenge goes from January 1st to December 31st, 2012. If you read, for example, the […]

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Review: What Janie Found

Review: What Janie Found

December 5, 2011 Whitney Review 1 Comment

At the end of The Voice on the Radio Reeve’s lawyer sister Lizzie divulges that Hannah died five years ago.  So really, I’d like to know who is receiving these checks.  Anyway, why wouldn’t Reeve just tell Janie this and save them all the trouble.  I know why, because a) Janie wouldn’t listen and b) […]

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