Month: September 2013

FrightFall Read-a-Thon 2013

FrightFall Read-a-Thon 2013

Posted September 30, 2013 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 2 Comments

Here is my comencement of the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon  As always I have a list of books that is far too long of which I know I’d never complete but love to read at least two.  On Thursday and Friday I am having a garage sale so my reading may be a little slow, but […]

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Sunday Post #9

Sunday Post #9

Posted September 29, 2013 by Whitney in Sunday Post / 4 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. Last Week on the […]

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Book Review: The Reader

Book Review: The Reader

Posted September 27, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Some people would say that the major theme in The Reader is the Holocaust but I think that is a mere sub-plot the main theme being pride. Throughout the entirety of the novel Hanna is too stubborn and proud to reveal her shameful secret, constantly changing jobs, declining promotions that may bring this issue into […]

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Two Read-a-Thons

Two Read-a-Thons

Posted September 26, 2013 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 5 Comments

October is the month of read-a-thons with not one but two back-to-back. First is the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon one of Michelle’s seasoned events.  Not only does she have a blog dedicated to it but also her main book blog, The True Book Addict.  The rules can be found on the site but the gist is […]

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Review: On The Pulse of Morning

Review: On The Pulse of Morning

Posted September 25, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I was excited to read this.  I hope my political views do not taint this review. Prior to On the Pulse of Morning I had only read I know Why The Caged Bird Sings, which I enjoyed, but had never ventured into her poetry.  Maya Angelou’s poem was beautiful, a flow of thought-provoking inspirational words. […]

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2013 Historical Fiction Challenge Completed

2013 Historical Fiction Challenge Completed

Posted September 24, 2013 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

A small announcement to say I have completed the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge hosted by Historical Tapestry.   For this challenge I read five books which are the following: 1. Cheri by Colette 2. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 3. The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin 4. The Age of Ice by J.M. Sidorova 5. Queen’s Gambit […]

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Review: The Almond Tree

Review: The Almond Tree

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

Recently, my dad asked what I was reading and I replied “The Almond Tree”.  His response was “That sounds boring”.  He could not be farther from the truth.  You should never judge a book by its title. From the start, it is made clear that The Almond Tree is a dark, heartbreaking story of adversity, […]

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Bloggiesta

Bloggiesta

Posted September 20, 2013 by Whitney in Event / 10 Comments

Bloggiesta is here once again and in perfect timing.  My blog has been a bit neglected as of late and this is event is just what I need — a good kick in the butt! Here’s what I’d like to accomplish: Write reviews for The Almond Tree and On the Pulse of the Morning by […]

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Review: Queen’s Gambit

Review: Queen’s Gambit

Posted September 9, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Excluding the Boleyn sisters I have read very few books on Henry’s many wives particularly his sixth and last wife, Kathrine Parr. Elizabeth Fremantle’s novel is soaking in detail from the descriptions of the elaborate dresses and jewels to the filth of living conditions creating a vivid portrait of 1500s court. I have always enjoyed […]

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