Month: August 2014

Monthly Review August 2014

Monthly Review August 2014

Posted August 31, 2014 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 0 Comments

Reviewed: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton by Elizabeth L. Silver The Death of the Black-Haired Girl by Robert Stone We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt The Here and Now by Ann Brashares The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Kate Rorick

Sunday Post #32

Sunday Post #32

Posted August 30, 2014 by Whitney in Sunday Post / 0 Comments

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer is 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.  We have moved and are settling in to our home in […]

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Book Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet

Posted August 29, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond of: I thought The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet was a nice, modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.  Even though I know it was based on The Secret Diaries of Lizzie Bennet YouTube series it was still a little reminiscent of Disney’s Lizzie Maguire.  I also liked how the author incorporated places into this retelling. […]

Review: The Here and Now

Review: The Here and Now

Posted August 28, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Here and Now first reminded me of Lois Lowry’s The Giver.  We begin at a ceremony to basically scare the shit out off youngsters with extreme rules and the creation of sameness.  Hm, I vaguely questioned whether Ann Brashares was jumping off the stir for The Giver movie but eventually moved on.  The Here […]

Book Review: Death of the Black-Haired Girl

Book Review: Death of the Black-Haired Girl

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

Black haired girl’s (Maud) form of death was unexpected That was the only unexpected thing Characters were as flat as cardboard yet I enjoyed the writing in itself The culprit for Maud’s death reminded me of Daisy from The Great Gatsby Teacher/Student affairs have been done before and The Death of the Black-Haired Girl didn’t […]

Book Review: We Are The Goldens

Book Review: We Are The Goldens

Posted August 26, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Good plot  Older than they were:  The teenagers acted like they were in college rather than high school, mainly exhibited through a “Risky Business” style party. Layla was annoying, and lived up to the Eric Clapton song of her namesake Didn’t particularly care for any of the characters except for Felix as he seemed like […]

Book Review: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

Book Review: The Execution of Noa P. Singleton

Posted August 11, 2014 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Execution of Noa P. Singleton is a novel of why.  Why would Noa commit this heinous crime?  That is the question that is hit over the head like a dead horse and slowly we see inside its cranium. Like breadcrumbs, the reader was fed the story of Noa’s crime bit by bit.  Although as […]

Classics Club Meme: August 2014

Classics Club Meme: August 2014

Posted August 8, 2014 by Whitney in Meme / 0 Comments

The Classics Club monthly meme is another way to bring members of The Classics Club together. The post for the month will go up on the main page of this blog on the 2nd of the month, and you’ll have all month to respond over at your blog. Q: What are your thoughts on adaptions of classics? […]

My Last Trip To The Library

My Last Trip To The Library

Posted August 6, 2014 by Whitney in books / 1 Comment

I did it, my last trip to my local library before I moved.  I bypassed the new shelf, paid my fine and walked out the door.  No tears or long good-bye, as I defiantly will not miss the 40 minute walk to get there.  In other words, it is time to move on. My library card […]

Custom Domain Name?

Custom Domain Name?

Posted August 4, 2014 by Whitney in Blogging / 6 Comments

Lately I’ve been thinking, should I get a custom domain name?  I got on Go Daddy and it is a lot cheaper than I thought it would be, but I’m a little nervous or hesitant on the matter.  I’ve looked at tutorials and it seems to be relatively easy (and I’m sure they have Custom […]