Month: December 2012

My Life According To The Books I Read In 2012

My Life According To The Books I Read In 2012

December 31, 2012 Whitney Meme 5 Comments

The new year is approaching, and I’m summing it up with a meme I discovered last year, hosted by The Happily Ever After… entitled My Life According To The Books I Read In 2012 Outside of the mad lib below, my life in books was rather slow,  I went through several reading ruts, said rut was caused due […]

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Book Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych

Book Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych

December 21, 2012 Whitney Review 0 Comments

This novella begins with Ivan’s colleagues of the court upon hearing of his death and bickering over who will be promoted to his place.  Already, I smelled greed as a prominent theme.  The reader travels to his memorial with said colleagues and finds what appears to be a devoted, distraught widow, Oh how wrong they were… […]

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Celebrating Dickens In February

Celebrating Dickens In February

December 13, 2012 Whitney Uncategorized 1 Comment

“On the occasion of Charles Dickens’ 201st anniversary on February 7th, 2013, Fanda Classiclit will be dedicating the whole month for Celebrating Dickens! An event where we will show our loves and admiration to Dickens by reading his works (books, short stories, poems, plays etc.), reading books about Dickens, watching his movies adaptations, sharing our thoughts about Dickens, analyzing his famous book’s characters, or sharing […]

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Review: The Last Battle

Review: The Last Battle

December 12, 2012 Whitney Review 1 Comment

Well, not all of the Daughters of Eve return, Susan is conspicuously absent with the explanation given by past companions: Peter says that she is “no longer a friend of Narnia” Jill Pole — “she’s interested in nothing now-a-days except nylons and lipstick and invitations.” Eustace Scrubb — “What wonderful memories you have! Fancy you […]

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Review: The Silver Chair

Review: The Silver Chair

December 10, 2012 Whitney Review 3 Comments

Firstly, the beginning of this book is depressing (after Eustance and Jill awesomely escape the bullies at school).  Anyway… it is sad because much time has passed in the land of Narnia and King Caspian is old and pruny.  Thus, time is of the essence to bring back his missing son, Prince Rilian.  So after […]

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Review: The Secret of Red Gate Farm

Review: The Secret of Red Gate Farm

December 7, 2012 Whitney Review 2 Comments

I really didn’t see The Secret of Red Gate Farm as much of a mystery, not because there wasn’t something to be solved but because it dealt more with cults.  However loosely used, a group of people run around flapping their arms to a tribal dance during the full moon, dressed in white sheets that […]

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