Month: January 2013

Very Belated 2012 End of Year Book Survey

Very Belated 2012 End of Year Book Survey

Posted January 31, 2013 by Whitney in Meme / 4 Comments

I admit, I’m a month behind getting  The Perpetual Page-Turner’s End of Year Survey post up.  Despite my love of lists I kept putting it off with good intentions to come back and complete it later.  Well, later is better then never so here I go. *Note I did not read a whole lot of […]

Book Review: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

Book Review: The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb

Posted January 30, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

There is a woman behind every man.  An amazing woman.  That’s what The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is about, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Bump, the wife of Tom Thumb. Most know of Tom Thumb through a cute fairy tale or a Disney production, but not the real story.  That is what I like about Melanie […]

French February

French February

Posted January 30, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 3 Comments

I thought I had my February reading all planned out with Charles Dickens, but then I recieved an invite from Goodreads for Delassie’s French February Event.  I hemmed and hawwed over it and finally after looking at my Classics Club List decided to join.   I plan on reading: Cheri by Colette The Knight of […]

Review: Little House on the Prairie

Review: Little House on the Prairie

Posted January 25, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

I recently brushed off the dust and read it for the first time in over fifteen years. When  I first read Little House on the Prairie I was overwhelmed by the coolness of Laura playing in the tall prairie grass with her sunbonnet swinging down her back, with a vigilant look-out for Indians after chore […]

Review: Farmer Boy

Review: Farmer Boy

Posted January 23, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

As much as I love the Little House books I don’t recall ever reading this installment of the series. Farmer Boy was really interesting and a different look at that time period (1860s) in upper state New York. It mainly focused on farming which was the families bread and butter/forte. I don’t posses a green […]

Les Miserables Movie Review

Les Miserables Movie Review

Posted January 21, 2013 by Whitney in movie review / 3 Comments

Director: Tom Hooper Writers: William Nicholson (screenplay), Alain Boublil (screenplay) Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway Release Date: December 25, 2012 In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker’s daughter. The decision changes their lives forever. […]

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

Posted January 18, 2013 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon hosted by Michelle of The True Book Addict begins on Monday, January 21 – 27! It will start at 12:00am Monday and end at 11:59pm on Sunday.   “Of course, like most read-a-thons, the books read must be novels or novellas, adult or young adult are fine, and you can read children’s […]

Classic Club January Meme

Classic Club January Meme

Posted January 17, 2013 by Whitney in Meme / 6 Comments

What is the best book you’ve read so far for The Classics Club — and why? Be sure to link to the post where you discussed the book! (Or, if you prefer, what is your least favorite read so far for the club, and why?) I am going to discuss one of my least favorite […]