Month: January 2015

Month in Review: January 2015

Month in Review: January 2015

Posted January 31, 2015 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 0 Comments

Overview: My life in January I was a bit under the weather at the beginning of the month which unfortunately resulted with the start of the year slacking in blogging.  Once I began to feel better it was back to my family’s regular trips to Madison due to the building of our home.  Then towards […]

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

Posted January 30, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

First Impressions: After reading  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley I was reminded of Sherlock Holmes. Impressions on Characters Flavia de Luce has a bit of arrogance with an “Elementary my dear Watson” air to her.  It may seem like a criticism, but I really enjoy seeing that side of her. While […]

Review: Saving Grace

Review: Saving Grace

Posted January 29, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Kirkus Reviews likened Saving Grace to 1950s All About Eve, my favorite film and, therefore, prompted my interest.  Going in I was a little wary, but was still too intrigued to pass up.  Happily, “a dark romance, recalling All About Eve, where intimacy masks betrayal” is a very apt description. Fond of: Well developed characters. […]

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar

Posted January 28, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond of: In Vanessa and Her Sister, Priya Parmar incorporates telegrams, letters, tickets and all sorts of tidbits to enhance the story.  This creates a smorgasbord of  information for the imagination’s desire. The novel is told through Vanessa’s journal which I thought was a brilliant idea as it made sure to feature the lesser known […]

The Shining by Stephen King

The Shining by Stephen King

Posted January 12, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

First Impressions I have tried to watch Forrest Gump several times but with each attempt I fall asleep.  The stretch between his college football games and saving Lieutenant Dan had me yawning.  Until recently this has been my experience with The Shining by Stephen King.  I found it slow and wasn’t able to slog my […]

Sunday Post #44

Sunday Post #44

Posted January 4, 2015 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.  I returned from Christmas vacation on the 31st to recover from […]

Christmas in Merida

Christmas in Merida

Posted January 2, 2015 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

As I have said in the past, my family almost never spends Christmas at home opting for warmer weather in places like Florida or Mexico.  In 2014 we spent the season in Merida Mexico.  Boasting close to one million people, it is the largest city in the Yucatan and considering I had only been to […]