Month: January 2014

Monthly Review: January 2014

Monthly Review: January 2014

Posted January 31, 2014 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 2 Comments

Currently Reading: Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner Reviewed: Slimed by Matthew Klickstein The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Munk Kidd Becoming Josephine by Heather Webb A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert March by Geraldine Brooks An Untitled Lady by Nicky Penttila The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley Fractures by […]

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Posted January 31, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 4 Comments

Interview with the Vampire had been recommended to me by several friends and picked up at my latest trip to the public library. I immediately became engrossed in this novel and was transported to 18th-century Louisiana. Anne Rice’s descriptions on a vampire’s day-to-day or night-to night life were fascinating; from the transformation to mortal to […]

Review: Sharp Objects

Review: Sharp Objects

Posted January 29, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 6 Comments

Sharp Objects is a well-paced novel keeping the reader in suspense throughout. I tried to savor the last thirty pages but became such a page-turner as the murderer became uncovered I had a hard time doing so. Even after it appears that it is solved, cased closed, the Epilogue tells us differently, it uncovers an […]

Review: The Stone Diaries

Review: The Stone Diaries

Posted January 27, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The first half of the novel or Daisy as a child and young adult is interesting and a good read, learning about her parent-less childhood with a co-guardian who has sexual feelings for 11-year-old Daisy Goodwill and eventually marries her 20 some years later, but also reading about her brief marriage to her first husband […]

2014 Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon

2014 Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon

Posted January 27, 2014 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 4 Comments

Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon hosted by Michelle at The True Book Addict starts today.  My goal for this week is to read at least two books and read two hours each day.  That seems manageable to me.  I usually promise a check-in post during the read-a-thon but I need to face the music and come to […]

Sunday Post #17

Sunday Post #17

Posted January 26, 2014 by Whitney in Sunday Post / 4 Comments

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Last Week on the Blog Book Review: Fractured by Lamar Herrin Waiting on Wednesday: I Am Abraham by Jerome Charyn Book Review: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Joined A Winter’s Respite Read-a-Thon Follow Friday Book Review: Mudbound by Hillary Jordan Bloggiesta This Week Expect: Winter’s Respite […]

Mini Bloggiesta Begins

Mini Bloggiesta Begins

Posted January 25, 2014 by Whitney in Event / 4 Comments

Mini Bloggiesta has started and as you can see by the button runs the entire weekend!  Bloggiesta is a great time to scrutinize my blog and fix/update/improve all the little (or not so little) nuances.   Below is my honey-do list. Back-up Blog Update Linkedin profile and add social media icon Join Book Blogging Community and make social […]

Review: Mudbound

Review: Mudbound

Posted January 24, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I read Mudbound several years ago for book club. We had gone through a rut of “happy books” which are not to my taste — I prefer a little hardship in my reading material. A guy had recently joined which had me thinking “good, our selections won’t/can’t be gender specific and will be of more […]

Follow Friday: 2014 to Read

Follow Friday: 2014 to Read

Posted January 24, 2014 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 11 Comments

Hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  Q: What books are you looking forward to reading in 2014? A:   In particular order: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Longbourn by Jo Baker The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh Cress by Marissa Meyer Wake by Anna Hope Faithful Place by Tana French  Broken Harbor by Tana French The […]

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

A Winter’s Respite Read-A-Thon

Posted January 23, 2014 by Whitney in read-a-thon / 1 Comment

It should come to no surprise that I love a good read-a-thon and that’s exactly what Michelle’s seasonal read-a-thons are.  A Winter’s Respite is approaching, beginning on Monday, January 27 – Sunday, February 2. A whole glorious week of reading.  I currently don’t have a list of books compiled but that will be my assignment […]