Month: December 2012

My Life According To The Books I Read In 2012

My Life According To The Books I Read In 2012

Posted December 31, 2012 by Whitney in 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 Scent of Rain and Lightning

Book Review: The Scent of Rain and Lightning

Posted December 27, 2012 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The tragedy of waiting too long to write a review is that you are given time to forget, so forgive my vagueness. This was a very surprising read, I was not expecting much more than supermarket fluff and was pleasantly surprised by the intensity and depth the book entailed. Jody is a little girl lost, […]

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Book Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych

Book Review: The Death of Ivan Ilych

Posted December 21, 2012 by Whitney in 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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Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

Happy Birthday Jane Austen!

Posted December 17, 2012 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Jane Austen (would have) turned 237 years old today.  Her stories are just as brillant as they were during her lifetime, as was she.  That sentence sums it up in a nutshell.  I just couldn’t let the day go by without giving her a shout-out!

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Celebrating Dickens In February

Celebrating Dickens In February

Posted December 13, 2012 by Whitney in 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

Posted December 12, 2012 by Whitney in 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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Classic Children’s Literature Challenge

Classic Children’s Literature Challenge

Posted December 11, 2012 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 1 Comment

I am starting to break and am joining my first event/challenge for 2013.  Next month, Amanda at Simpler Pastimes will be hosting a challenge to last throughout January on Classic Children’s Literature.  I already have The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lange on my Kindle (also on my classics club list) and on my last trip to Barnes and […]

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Review: The Silver Chair

Review: The Silver Chair

Posted December 10, 2012 by Whitney in 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

Posted December 7, 2012 by Whitney in 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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