Month: July 2013

Monthly Review: July 2013

Monthly Review: July 2013

Currently Reading: The Age of Ice by J.M. Sidorova The Fairest of Them All by Carolyn Turgeon Books Reviewed: You Are One of Us by Elliot Holt A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini  Eve in Hollywood by Amor Towles Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley  The Never List by Koethi Zan In the […]

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Sunday Post #8

Sunday Post #8

  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. Last week on […]

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

July 26, 2013 Whitney Review 2 Comments

This was a very odd book. The beginning was ok, it talked about her/his grandparents Desdemona and Lefty, who were also brother and sister living in the old country and emigrating to America and eventually getting married. When Callie was born who is Desdemona and Lefty’s granddaughter that it started to get a little unbelievable […]

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Review: Little Bitty Lies

Review: Little Bitty Lies

July 24, 2013 Whitney Review 0 Comments

This may sound a little snobbish but as a general rule I don’t read novels that have a cartoonish drawing on the cover; I typically take that as a warning sign for being a trashy novel. Please don’t ask why I picked it up. Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews centers around Mary Bliss […]

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Sunday Post #7

Sunday Post #7

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. Last week on the […]

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Bloggiesta Begins!

Bloggiesta Begins!

July 20, 2013 Whitney Event 21 Comments

It’s Bloggiesta time!  I’m very happy with my blog and think my upkeep is doing just fine until Bloggiesta rolls around and I see all the imperfections and improvements that need to be made.  This is a weekend blog improvement being Saturday and Sunday, yes the post is a few hours premature this just so […]

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Book Review: Olive Kitteridge

Book Review: Olive Kitteridge

July 19, 2013 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Olive Kitteridge is beautifully written but if possible, almost too much so.  A strange critic, but because of this I had to reread portions to make sure I understood what was going on and did not develop a connection to any of the characters, nor did I care when one exited and another entered. An […]

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Review: In the Shadow of Revenge

Review: In the Shadow of Revenge

July 17, 2013 Whitney Review 1 Comment

In the Shadow of Revenge was a good book.  It could have been a great book if it wasn’t for the Ouija Board.  When they were children, Cecily, Amelia and Hilary were “blood sisters” and used a Ouija board to tell them everything about their future.  Everything changed the day Hilary was raped.  Cecily still […]

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Review: The Never List

Review: The Never List

July 16, 2013 Whitney Review 2 Comments

When I was in 6th grade I wrote a paper on medieval torture, I have no idea why I chose the topic as I was always a happy, nonviolent kid. Perhaps, it was because The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DeCaprio had just come out, still the intrigue held. I feel sick even […]

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