Month: December 2013

Review: The Blood of Flowers

Review: The Blood of Flowers

Posted December 27, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

The Blood of Flowers was spellbinding and really took you to 17th century Persia. The descriptions of the process of rug making was very interesting and the colors and patterns the characters used sound gorgeous. I loved the idea of the girl’s ”secret marriage” and had me holding my breath every time her marriage contract […]

Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation

Posted December 20, 2013 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 4 Comments

I’m leaving to go on Christmas vacation this afternoon.  My parents, Grandfather and I will be road tripping it to New Orleans, meeting up with several family members there.   Finding my way to Bourbon Street is not my problem, it is the long drive in the car.  I get carsick, reading in a moving vehicle […]

Yearly Survey 2013

Yearly Survey 2013

Posted December 18, 2013 by Whitney in year in review / 4 Comments

End of year survey on December 18th?  Yes, the year is not quite over yet but I don’t read as much in the month if December and decided to participate in the fabulous end of year survey created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page-Turner 1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat […]

Waiting On Wednesday: Manor of Secrets

Waiting On Wednesday: Manor of Secrets

Posted December 17, 2013 by Whitney in Waiting on wednesday / 2 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Hosted by Breaking the Spine Manor of Secrets  by Katherine Longshore Publication Date: January 28, 2014 Pre-order: Amazon|Barnes & Noble Lady Charlotte Edmonds: Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered, Charlotte feels suffocated by the strictures of upper-crust society. She longs to see the world beyond The Manor, to seek out high adventure. And most of all, […]

Review: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Review: Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

Posted December 16, 2013 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

Manson is sick and twisted. Yet he is very complex and I felt Jeff Guinn excelled in exhibiting the life and times of Charles Manson. The first thing that comes to people’s minds with Charles Manson is the LaBianca/Tate murders. This biography explains how the makings of this came to pass beginning with his childhood. […]

Follow Friday: Something  Unusual

Follow Friday: Something Unusual

Posted December 13, 2013 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 10 Comments

                                     Hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  Okay, so I totally messed up last week’s question so I’m doing that one this week, which is… Q: Tell us at least one new or unusual thing you’ve done in 2013. A: Other […]

2013 in First Lines

2013 in First Lines

Posted December 12, 2013 by Whitney in Meme / 2 Comments

As I found my Mid-way year meme I also found this fun time killer at Stuck in a Book. The Objective: By using the first lines of each month on your blog,  you are given an overview of your blogging year. January: “I returned from Christmas vacation late last night after spending ten days in […]

Waiting On Wednesday:Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

Waiting On Wednesday:Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival

Posted December 11, 2013 by Whitney in Waiting on wednesday / 5 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday Hosted by Breaking the Spine Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini Publication Date: January 14, 2014 Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was […]

Feature Friday: Sell That Book!

Feature Friday: Sell That Book!

Posted December 6, 2013 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 17 Comments

Hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  Q: Bookselling Time: Go to your biggest bookcases. Go to the second shelf from the top and pick out the sixth book from the left. Handsell that book to us – even if you haven’t read it or if you hated it. (if you don’t have bookcases, don’t have six books […]

Reading Challenges Galore

Reading Challenges Galore

Posted December 5, 2013 by Whitney in Reading Challenge / 2 Comments

The reading challenges of 2014 have started… You Read How Many Books? Hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair DETAILS/RULES with Changes: Read, read, read! There are several levels to choose fromLevel 1: 100 minimumLevel 2: 150 at leastLevel 3: 200 or more You may move up a level but not down You don’t need a blog […]