Month: December 2011

Going Classic

Going Classic

Posted December 23, 2011 by Whitney in 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 […]

Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

Willa Cather & F. Scott In 2012

Posted December 16, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 6 Comments

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 […]

Edith Wharton Challenge

Edith Wharton Challenge

Posted December 15, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 5 Comments

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 […]

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

Posted December 14, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

Just in time for Christmas came my completion of The Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge hosted by Michelle The True Book Addict at The Christmas Spirit  There were several levels to participate in but I chose “Mistletoe” reading two holiday themed books.  My holiday novels were: Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris I am Half-Sick of […]

Book Review: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

Book Review: I Am Half-Sick of Shadows

Posted December 14, 2011 by Whitney in 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 […]

Graham Greene Challenge

Graham Greene Challenge

Posted December 11, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

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 […]

Nancy Drew Reading Challenge

Nancy Drew Reading Challenge

Posted December 8, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 5 Comments

I am setting myself a personal challenge to read all 56 original Nancy Drew Mysteries.  I remember when I read my first Nancy Drew, around the age of 10.  We were on vacation and I had run out of things to read.  My mom took me to a local book store and convinced to me […]

Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge

Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge

Posted December 7, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 5 Comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge hosted by Stray Thoughts I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVED Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House Books growing up.  I read them to pieces.  The Hallmark Channel (or the equivalent in the 90s) played the television shows twice a day, once in the morning and again […]

Anne Rice Challenge

Anne Rice Challenge

Posted December 6, 2011 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

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 […]

Review: What Janie Found

Review: What Janie Found

Posted December 5, 2011 by Whitney in 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) […]