Month: February 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up February 2015

Monthly Wrap-Up February 2015

Posted February 28, 2015 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 0 Comments

Books Reviewed: Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clements The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrad A Modern Mephistopheles by Louisa May Alcott Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling Still Life by Penny Louise A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle […]

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Sunday Post #47

Sunday Post #47

Posted February 22, 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. The second is, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading  is hosted […]

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Review: A Study in Scarlet

Review: A Study in Scarlet

Posted February 18, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Embarrassingly, I mainly know Sherlock Holmes through Basil Rathbone and Benedict Cumberbatch.  I finally decided that enough was enough and decided to read the books myself.  I now have a whole new appreciation for the adaptations of Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels, particularly Sherlock.  Perhaps it is because I grew up watching the Basil Rathbone films, […]

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Review: Still Life

Review: Still Life

Posted February 16, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

First in a series that has potential.  stereotypical kooky small town characters reminding me of Olive Kitteridge.  Surprise, unexpected ending but not enough of an OMG conclusion.      

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Sunday Post #46

Sunday Post #46

Posted February 15, 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.  Over the past several weeks, (being most of February) I’ve spent […]

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Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin

Posted February 10, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

First Impressions The first think I think of when I hear the words Rosemary’s Baby are Mia Farrow and Roman Polanski.  A bad reader I know, associating the novel with its director not the author Ira Levin.   Impressions While Reading Rosemary’s Baby is strange.  Strange is the best descriptive word, with Satan and demonic […]

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Review: A Modern Mephistopheles

Review: A Modern Mephistopheles

Posted February 9, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

A cross between Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet.  I’ve read several other novels of Louisa May Alcott under the pseudonym A.M.Barnard and isn’t my favorite.  A bit slow until the last 25% of the book.  Had a satisfactory (if not sad) ending.

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Review: Unbroken

Review: Unbroken

Posted February 5, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond of: Louie Zamperini led (good or bad) an incredible life.  I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone to contradict that.  It feels strange to say you are “fond of” a person being in a POW camp, going through the unimaginable, but Louie has grit and overcomes it, remaining “Unbroken”.  Not only […]

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Review: Prayers For The Stolen

Review: Prayers For The Stolen

Posted February 2, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond of: Having gone to Mexico in the past the location of the novel is what first intrigued me, then it was the subject matter.  The plot not only focused on the actual taking of a girl in the village but the aftermath and effect it had on those even years later which I found […]

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