Month: February 2012

Goodreads Catch-Up Read-a-Thon

Goodreads Catch-Up Read-a-Thon

Posted February 24, 2012 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 6 Comments

This morning was not only my birthday but the first real snow of winter.  Due to these two factors I plan on spending some time reading today.  Then I saw the GoodReads Catch-Up Read-a-Thon hosted by Once Upon A Chapter  What a perfect way to celebrate the day!  Anyway, here’s the details: *Will run from […]

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Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods

Posted February 22, 2012 by Whitney in Review / 9 Comments

  I first read the Little House books when I was seven and became a main staple on my bookshelf until I was thirteen,reading them (particularly this one) from cover to cover until they had to be thrown away; but I could recite them from heart anyway… In elementary school we practiced in the D.E.A.R. […]

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Two Book Club Meetings

Two Book Club Meetings

Posted February 20, 2012 by Whitney in books / 4 Comments

Okay, this is not a classic post but I like recording my thoughts on my book club if only for myself.  Today I am summarizing December and January’s meeting. December Cleopatra: a biography by Stacy Schiff:  For the December meeting my mom and I offered to hold the meeting at our house as we decorate […]

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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Posted February 8, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

As a classic blog I would be remiss not to wish Mr. Dickens birthday.  He would have been 200 years old today (putting aside the fact that he died in 1870)  Sadly, and I’m embarrassed to say, I have only read A Christmas Carol, the first time I read A Christmas Carol was in 7th […]

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Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon: Updates

Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon: Updates

Posted February 3, 2012 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

Hosted by: Rebecca @ Kindle Fever, April @ My Shelf Confessions Dates: February 3 -5  This read-a-thon came at the perfect time as the Super Bowl is Sunday (I’m only in it for the commercials). To keep things more organized I’ll be keeping track of my progress in one on-going post.  Books To Read: Harry […]

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Spread Love Not Hate: Anti-Bullying

Spread Love Not Hate: Anti-Bullying

Posted February 3, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Spread Love Not Hate hosted by K.C. Neal Bullying is an issue that is close to my heart as I was bullied in elementary school because I am disabled.  Although I now realized it was also due to jealousy, my peers were financially not as fortunate as I, not only did I always have the […]

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Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon

Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon

Posted February 2, 2012 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

Wicked Winter Read-A-Thon hosted by Rebecca @ Kindle Fever, April @ My Shelf Confessions Saturday, February 4th is my ten year anniversary after having brain surgery for uncontrolled epilepsy (nine of which have been seizure free).  We do plan on going out to dinner and a movie to celebrate but a weekend full of reading […]

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Downton Abbey Reading Challenge

Downton Abbey Reading Challenge

Posted February 2, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 3 Comments

Downton Abbey Reading Challenge hosted by Christina at Reading Extensively I am obsessed with Downton Abbey!  As is most of Americans (Brian Williams did a segment on it so it must be true).  I look forward to watching it each Sunday and the theme song is music to my ears (it is now my new […]

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Memory

Laura Ingalls Wilder Memory

Posted February 1, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

When I was 15 my family was driving back from a vacation in the Ozarks and passed through Mansfield Missouri,  the town of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s home.  As stated in other posts, I was a huge Little House fan and with a little convincing got my dad to stop.  It was wonderful,  and for a […]

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