Month: May 2015

Month in Review: May 2015

Month in Review: May 2015

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

Books Reviewed: What Janie Saw by Caroline B. Cooney The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley The Well by Catherine Chanter If I Stay by Gayle Forman  The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey  Books Read But Not Reviewed: […]

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Posted May 27, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond Of In The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Mable and Jack’s neighbors were one of the high points in the story. They felt more developed and dimensional. Ester’s vibrancy and boisterous nature added some life that was desperately needed. The novel was lovingly written. The fact that no quotation marks were used for Faina […]

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni

Posted May 22, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond Of My Sister’s Grave by Robert Dugoni had Fantastic pacing. It was slow but steady laying out all the information at hand. Robert Dugoni let the reader form our own opinion as the plot and characters develop.Truthfully, I thought I had it figured out within the first half of the book. It stared me […]

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Posted May 20, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Keeper of Lost Causes is first and foremost a thriller that holds your attention.  Unfortunately, despite well-developed characters and a suspenseful plot I found it predictable and thought the evil villain was a little boy with a grudge, and once that thought came upon me couldn’t get it out of my head and therefore […]

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Posted May 19, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Fond Of Despite having an idea of the plot of If I Stay by Gayle Forman I found myself holding my breath while I was awaiting the news of Mia’s family. Forman drew me completely in and engulfed myself in the story. Not Fond Of  The romance between Adam and her boyfriends was Nicholas Sparks […]

The Well by Catherine Chanter

The Well by Catherine Chanter

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

Fond of: The Well by  Catherine Chanter was a very interesting novel and with a water source being the focus.  It reminded me of Marcel Pagnol’s Jean de Florette with both stories ending with drastic consequences. Catherine Chanter kept this reader in suspense to learn what happened to Ruth’s grandson and for that reason was a […]

Sunday Post #55

Sunday Post #55

Posted May 17, 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.    On Saturday I went and saw George Clinton & Parliament […]

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley

Posted May 15, 2015 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse by Alan Bradley felt rushed. This probably due to its small size. The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse did capture the uniqueness of Miss de Luce. Unforunately, it felt unfinished, or that the author ran out of room.  The Curious Case of the Copper Corpse was a disappointment […]

All This and Heaven Too Movie Review

All This and Heaven Too Movie Review

Posted May 13, 2015 by Whitney in movie review / 0 Comments

  I will admit that while I own it I have never read All This and Heaven Too by Rachel Field, but being a Bette Davis fan have seen the film adaptation numerous times. I must start by saying that this 1940s adaptation is an over the top melodrama, but I have a love affair […]

Teaser & Task Tuesday #2

Teaser & Task Tuesday #2

Posted May 12, 2015 by Whitney in teaser tuesday / 1 Comment

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:  • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! […]