Month: January 2012

Monthly Review: January 2012

Monthly Review: January 2012

Posted January 31, 2012 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 5 Comments

How did January go so quickly?  It feels like I was just making new year’s resolutions. Well, I guess my progress on my blogging resolutions is as good a place to start, if any. My blogging goals were: Turn She Is To Fond Of Books into a classic oriented blog Comment More Successfully host a […]

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along

Posted January 30, 2012 by Whitney in read-along / 5 Comments

To coincide with my classic author event, spotlighting Jane Austen in March I decided to host a read-along of Pride and Prejudice.  I read Pride and Prejudice every year and thought it would be fun to read along with others this year.  “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of […]

Classic Author Event Update

Classic Author Event Update

Posted January 25, 2012 by Whitney in Event / 4 Comments

I was so overwhelmed by the positive feedback for this event it really got the wheels turning; I’ve decided to host the first classic author month in March, giving me a month for set up.  Also, as this will be my first attempt at this event I’m going to begin with an author I love, […]

A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon Updates

A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon Updates

Posted January 23, 2012 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 8 Comments

A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon hosted by The True Book Addict Runs: January 23 through January 29  I am so excited about this, a week devoted to reading (like I’ve ever needed an excuse) I will also being using this as a continual updates page, I personally think its easier to manage my progress through out […]

Classic Author Event

Classic Author Event

Posted January 18, 2012 by Whitney in Event / 15 Comments

I am thinking about holding a monthly event dedicated to beloved classic authors.  Each month I will chose one author to devote that month to. For example, the month of February may be dedicated to Jane Austen, (the obvious example) in which I will post mainly about her.  I would also be interested in perhaps […]

Spam

Spam

Posted January 13, 2012 by Whitney in Blogging / 6 Comments

Since the beginning of the new year my blog has received a large amount of spam.  Obviously, this is annoying and unappreciated.  For instance, my “going classic” post received 23 comments, but only seven weren’t trying to sell me flowers and jewelery.    For present, I have set my comments to moderation, and will see […]

Review:11/22/63

Review:11/22/63

Posted January 13, 2012 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

If given the opportunity to travel back in time would you risk changing history and its potential future, or would you let sleeping dogs lie?  This is the question Jake Epping is faced with.  After finding a portal into the past Jake is transported into September 1958, with a mission– prevent  the JFK assassination.  Easier […]

Book Review: The Great Gatsby

Book Review: The Great Gatsby

Posted January 10, 2012 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

The Great Gatsby starts out slow, like the tortoise and the hare slow, but like the tortoise its a winner. Like I said, The Great Gatsby takes a while too easy into until Daisy’s husband Tom is seen having an open affair it was a bit like wallpaper paste.  But then Tom slugs his annoying, […]

Two  More Challenges

Two More Challenges

Posted January 9, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 22 Comments

Roald Dahl Challenge hosted by The Cheap Reader I loved, loved loved Roald Dahl growing up, I ate up James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, my new favorite word was “poppycock” after reading Fantastic Mr. Fox.  In short, I thought Roald Dahl was amazing!  So, when I saw this challenge […]

Bout Of Books: Goals & Updates

Bout Of Books: Goals & Updates

Posted January 9, 2012 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 8 Comments

Bout of Books  Runs January 9 – 15 My Goals Finish at least one book Visit other participant’s blogs Have Fun! Books To Read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling The Scent of Rain and Lightening by Nancy Pickard Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen Alexander’s Bridge by […]