Month: May 2016

Month in Review May 2016

Month in Review May 2016

Posted May 31, 2016 by Whitney in Monthly Review / 7 Comments

Do you write a monthly wrap-up post? How did you do this month? Share with me and/or visit The Book Date who has a monthly link-up for exactly that. Books Reviewed in May Number of Books Bought 2 Number of Books from Library 6 Fiction/Non-Fiction Ratio 100% Fiction Male/Female Authors 8 female 3 male Re-reads […]

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The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon

Posted May 26, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

First Impressions The Odd Couple by Neil Simon,  in play form, is the perfect short humorous read, or listen in my case. Impressions on Narration The principal actors voiced the performance well and I found myself laughing aloud at times.  Oscar and Felix are a stitch without intention. Overall Impression In a sense, it reminded […]

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COYER Summer Vacation 2016

COYER Summer Vacation 2016

Posted May 25, 2016 by Whitney in COYER / 4 Comments

COYER Summer Vacation is here and hosted by three wonderful hostesses, Berls at Fantasy is More Fun Michelle at Because Reading and Stormi at Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!  The challenge runs from June 18 – September 2 and I am so excited to get started! So far, I only have one goal, to read […]

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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx

Posted May 24, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

This is one of the rare occasions where the movie was better than the book.  The problem with Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx is that there is so much to this story. A novella just couldn’t contain the plot satisfactorily. Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist’s relationship was well-defined and while it mostly felt like a booty […]

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May 2016 Write On Review-a-Thon

May 2016 Write On Review-a-Thon

Posted May 23, 2016 by Whitney in review-a-thon / 2 Comments

The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if […]

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Friday Memes: Scarlet

Friday Memes: Scarlet

Posted May 20, 2016 by Whitney in Friday Memes / 7 Comments

Hosted by Rose City Reader Beginning: One: Scarlet was descending toward the alley behind the Rieux Tavern when her portscreen chimed in the passenger seat, followed by an automated voice: “Comm received for Mademoiselle Scarlet Benoit from the Toulouse Law Enforcement of Missing Persons.” Hosted by Freda’s Voice Page 56: She extracted the bloodied ID […]

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The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Posted May 19, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

First Impressions I had not read The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder in a long time and had forgotten what a classic children’s book it was.  Like The Force Awakens, The Long Winter felt like a throwback to the earlier books.  It was like an old friend had come home. Impressions While Reading Laura, […]

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Posted May 17, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

First Impressions I had been looking forward to a new Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling to tide myself over until Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. With the adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them it seemed like the perfect time.  Impressions While Reading Unfortunately, my expectations were not met in this […]

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The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt

The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt

Posted May 13, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

READ AN EXCERPT . Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble   Review It is a brave author to tackle Shakespeare, let alone execute it well, and I believe Mary Sharratt succeeded in spades. If I am to be honest, I was never a fan of Shakespeare, I’ve always been […]

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Love & Friendship Movie Trailer

Love & Friendship Movie Trailer

Posted May 11, 2016 by Whitney in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

I’m a big fan of watching movies that have been adapted from books, and occasionally the movie is actually better.  To embrase this interest of mine I’ve started a weekly post to feature books that are hitting the big screen. Release Date: May 13 Set in the 1790s, Love and Friendship centers on beautiful widow […]

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