Month: March 2012

Bloggiesta Starting Post & Updates

Bloggiesta Starting Post & Updates

Posted March 30, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

         Suey at It’s All About Books is hosting Bloggiesta, a weekend long event to spiff up your blog.  My site is in dire need of organization, I feel like the sidebar is getting a little to messy, so this is a great motivator. What I plan on accomplishing: Write review for The Diary […]

Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta

Posted March 26, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 3 Comments

  Bloggiesta is hosted by Suey at It’s All About Books March 30 – April 1 For the past two years I have always found out about Bloggiesta after the fact.  This year, thanks to my Google Reader I will be able to participate.   Here’s what you can expect: to spend time that weekend […]

Two Read-A-Thons

Two Read-A-Thons

Posted March 25, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon is approaching!  April 21st will be filled with non-stop (hopefully) reading.  Even though I’m not “hard core” I look forward to this each year and feels like a motivational plan to get my reading into order. Then on Monday, April 23rd Michelle at Castle Macabre is hosting the Spring Into Horror […]

A Non-Fiction Adventure

A Non-Fiction Adventure

Posted March 24, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 3 Comments

Inspired by Jillian’s Classic Club Michelle of The True Book Addict has put together a spin-off for non-fiction novels, A Non-Fiction Adventure. Here are the guidelines: -choose 50+ non-fiction books; the number is up to you. Choose 50, 75, 100, 200. It’s entirely your choice -Books must be non-fiction–biography, autobiography, history, memoir, cooking, travel, science, etc. -list them […]

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week Three

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week Three

Posted March 23, 2012 by Whitney in read-along / 0 Comments

We were left at the end of part two with Elizabeth and her Aunt and Uncle Gardner going off to Pemberley.  Elizabeth, with a feeling of trespassing indeed runs into Mr. Darcy who was not scheduled to return home until tomorrow.  After an awkward 8th grade moment the two recollect themselves and head on with […]

Once Upon A Time VI

Once Upon A Time VI

Posted March 21, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 4 Comments

Once Upon A Time VI hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings Carl says: “Wednesday, March 21st begins the sixth annual Once Upon a Time Challenge. This is a reading and viewing event that encompasses four broad categories: Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy and Mythology, including the seemingly countless sub-genres and blending of genres that fall within this spectrum. The challenge continues […]

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week Two

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week Two

Posted March 21, 2012 by Whitney in read-along / 1 Comment

Okay, so I dropped the ball on the second week of my P&P read-along — but with good reason, my internet was down!  That has been happening a lot recently and it is so frustrating!  Plus,  I think the repairman knows what’s wrong but is too lazy to do it, which is even more irksome. […]

Guest Post: How I Came Upon Jane Austen

Guest Post: How I Came Upon Jane Austen

Posted March 12, 2012 by Whitney in Guest Post / 1 Comment

Today I have a guest post by Samantha from The Little Munchkin Reader  sharing how she discovered Jane Austen and how it impacted her.   The works of Miss Jane Austen have entered into readers lives in different ways. For some it was from watching a short movie clip and for others it was reading […]

The Classics Club

The Classics Club

Posted March 11, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 3 Comments

The Classics Club is hosted at Goodreads by Jillian.  The objective of the club or project is to read 50+ books within the next five years.  My target date is March 11, 2017.  I don’t plan on setting a definite number of books as I can be very fickle.  Although, due to the vast number of […]

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week 1

Pride and Prejudice Read-Along Week 1

Posted March 9, 2012 by Whitney in read-along / 0 Comments

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.” are the opening lines of Pride and Prejudice.  My how far we have come, from believing that life is incomplete without a husband to Go Daddy commercials.   Although, that thought is […]