Month: February 2014

Review: Loving Frank

Review: Loving Frank

Posted February 26, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Drawing on years of research, Horan weaves little-known facts into a compelling narrative, vividly portraying the conflicts and struggles of a woman forced to choose between the roles of mother, wife, lover, and intellectual. Horan’s Mamah is a woman seeking to find her own place, her own creative calling in the world. Mamah’s is an […]

Review: Moving Target

Review: Moving Target

Posted February 23, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

I could easily slip into both Ali’s realm and it’s cast of characters smoothly and without confusion. In other words, I was able to catch up to speed without too much reiteration.  Getting to know Ali’s wing persons was also a snap, B. Simpson, Sister Anselm, as well as Lance’s family were well-developed as was […]

Review: Breaking Dawn

Review: Breaking Dawn

Posted February 21, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I so looked forward to reading the concluding book of the Twilight series and was disappointed.  The storyline didn’t seem as developed as the first three and became tedious. I thought that Stephenie Meyer rushed though some of the plot {especially towards the end} to get it published quickly. In the end Bella really doesn’t […]

Review: Eclipse

Review: Eclipse

Posted February 17, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

Almost as soon as I finished Twilight, I was at Barnes and Noble yet again, to buy the next two installments of the vampire saga. I think I read New Moon in like a day and a half, although this was my least favorite of the three. Like most trilogies the second book was mostly […]

Review: Charlotte’s Web

Review: Charlotte’s Web

Posted February 14, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

I read Charlotte’s Web to pieces when I was growing up.  I loved the camaraderie between the spider and “Some Pig”.  Now as a twenty-something I was still enchanted by Fern, Charlotte, Wilbur and even Templeton, only this time I was a little less with Wilbur.  The whining and squealing was more than I could […]

Review: Stuart Little

Review: Stuart Little

Posted February 12, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

I knew Stuart Little was a book written by E.B. White and that Michael J. Fox voiced the mouse-like character but I had no idea what the actually plot was.  It pretty much centers around Stuart undertaking ordinary, mundane chores exhibited as a 6 inch person, and occasionally being chased around by the family cat. […]

Book Review: The Secret of Raven Point

Book Review: The Secret of Raven Point

Posted February 10, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

When I began The Secret of Raven Point my first impression was that this is a novel of devotion.  How far would you go for someone you love?  It sounds a little sappy, like a Nicholas Sparks novel, the difference is that Juliet has grit.  That trait is what carries The Secret of Raven Point.  While […]

Sunday Post #19

Sunday Post #19

Posted February 9, 2014 by Whitney in Sunday Post / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer Last Week on the Blog Review Copy Clean-Up Book Review: The Riddle of Sphinx Island by R.T. Raichev Book Review: Road to Reckoning by Robert Lautner Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Follow Friday Book Review: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan This Week Expect: […]

Review: When She Woke

Review: When She Woke

Posted February 7, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I originally gained interest for When She Woke because I loved Hillary Jordan’s first novel Mudbound.  I felt the premise sounded very thought-provoking and being pro-choice myself grew an even keener interest.  Then I saw it had been compared to Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale.  I. Must. Read. After Hannah is released from her thirty […]

Feature & Follow Friday: Do-Over with Harry Potter

Feature & Follow Friday: Do-Over with Harry Potter

Posted February 7, 2014 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 12 Comments

Hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read  Q: If you could read a book for the “first time” again, which book would it be? Why? A:  In middle schoolHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was my favorite book, and was recommended to me by my uncle.  I was very resistant to this recommendation, not to be disrespectful but because […]