Month: April 2013

Monthly Review: April 2013

Monthly Review: April 2013

Posted April 30, 2013 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 0 Comments

Currently Reading: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight Books Reviewed: Go ask Alice by Anonymous  The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne The Dinner by Herman Koch DNF Truth in Advertising by john Kenney Events Joined: Zoladdiction Challenge Progress: Pride […]

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DNF: Truth in Advertising

DNF: Truth in Advertising

Posted April 24, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Truth in Advertising is long-winded, and disjointed, with an ADHD attempt at witty writing. There were actually a few moments where I was reminded of a David Sedaris’ panache but those were fleeting and rather reverted back to a moronic, sophomoric teenage boy sense of humor.  An example being a commercial using the Old MacDonald […]

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Classics Retold in September

Classics Retold in September

Posted April 19, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 1 Comment

Classics Retold  is a project hosted by Alison @ The Cheap Reader, Alyssa @ Books Take You Places,Brittany @ Book Addicts Guide, Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy and Wendy @ Excellent Library.  Details: September 2013 will be our month to post everything. Each blogger will choose a classic they’d like to read. They read their classic and read or watch as many […]

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Sit Down and Write 3

Sit Down and Write 3

Posted April 18, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 1 Comment

Michelle at The True Book Addict is hosting her third Sit Down and Write event.  I participated in this last year and while I am not writing the great American novel, it felt wonderful to get some writing done for my blog. “The Sit Down and Write 3 write-a-thon is for any writing you need to get […]

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Review: The Dinner

Review: The Dinner

Posted April 17, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 5 Comments

The Dinner by Herman Koch takes place over the course of one meal between two brothers and their wives.  The novel begins with an aperitif, being an introduction to the couples and casual small talk.  When we reach the succulent main course we learn the true reason for the evening out; to talk about their […]

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April Classic Club Meme

April Classic Club Meme

Posted April 11, 2013 by Whitney in Meme / 2 Comments

The Classics Club monthly meme is another way to bring members of The Classics Club together. The post for the month will go up on the main page of this blog on the 2nd of the month, and you’ll have all month to respond over at your blog. Q: “Who is hands-down the best literary hero, in […]

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Review: The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Review: The Boy in Striped Pajamas

Posted April 10, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Last weekend I watched Fallen Idol.  The premise was a young boy who admires his family’s butler, who tells exotic stories about Africa.  Until one night, he witnesses (or thinks he does) the butler murdering his wife because the butler always did it.  The little snot spreads rumors of the supposed killing having the police […]

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