Month: May 2013

Follow Friday

Follow Friday

Posted May 31, 2013 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 27 Comments

Q: What blogger would you most like to meet in real life? Tell us about him or her. A: This is a really hard question.  On my Armchair BEA self-interview I listed a few of my favorite bloggers all of whom I would love to meet because of their kindness,  and passion for reading, but […]

Review: Reconstructing Amelia

Review: Reconstructing Amelia

Posted May 29, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Catchy huh? Reconstructing Amelia immediately grabbed my attention but the theme of bullying even more. Amelia, against better judgement is invited to join the Magpies, a high school sorority. Amelia desperately wants to be accepted with the lead “Maggies” threatening her if she lets them down. I found this interesting, with bullying leading to suicide […]

Armchair BEA: Classics

Armchair BEA: Classics

Posted May 28, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 6 Comments

With The Great Gatsby hitting theaters (which I have yet to see) it appears more and more prevalent that people know the classics through movies.  When asked about Pride and Prejudice, rather than the first thing coming to mind being the author Jane Austen, it is Keira Knightley and who wrote that again? Now with Gatsby, […]

BEA: Introduction

BEA: Introduction

Posted May 27, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 14 Comments

Armchair BEA officially starts tomorrow and as a premature kick-off I’m posting my personal introduction. 1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you? How long have you been blogging? Why did you get into blogging?  I live in a small town in Illinois with my two cats (one being on my […]

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review

Silver Linings Playbook Movie Review

Posted May 27, 2013 by Whitney in movie review / 1 Comment

Director: David O. Russell Writers: David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (novel) Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro Release Date: December 25, 2012 After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat […]

Sunday Post #3

Sunday Post #3

Posted May 26, 2013 by Whitney in Sunday Post / 18 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. This week on the […]

Review: The Outsiders

Review: The Outsiders

Posted May 24, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I loved The Outsiders in middle school.  I was always reading books about girl power and in 7th grade I was introduced to some bad-ass boys with a heart of gold.  Although this time I was not as enthralled.  I thought it seemed too rushed.  like trying to fit Gone with the Wind into a […]

Friday Follows #3

Friday Follows #3

Posted May 24, 2013 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 47 Comments

Q: The #FF is 150 weeks old! And we want to hear from you! What would you change about the hop? What do you like about it? Or just suggest a question to be used for next week! A: I’m relatively new to the hop, (hence the #3 in the post title) so far I […]

Armchair BEA

Armchair BEA

Posted May 23, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 5 Comments

Last year I gazed longingly at blogs participating in Armchair BEA.  My family usually goes out of town during that week and I’m unavailable to participate (boo hoo, I’m on vacation).  This year, due to other commitments we will be staying home and after realizing the dates are finally aligned, I signed up for Armchair […]

Review: Lennon Remembers

Review: Lennon Remembers

Posted May 22, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

“Lennon Remembers is classic Lennon. It’s not a sit-back-and-put-your-feet-up read… It’s a jolt on your nerves like bad, bad espresso. People with weak stomachs should close the window before reading. You might just feel like jumping out.” ~ Yoko Ono, from the Foreword I hardly ever read forewords, I want to get to the meat […]