Month: December 2016

Month in Review: December 2016

Month in Review: December 2016

December 31, 2016 Whitney Monthly Review 1 Comment

I link up to two wonderful book blogs Feed Your Fiction Addiction and The Book Date to share my monthly reading. Books Reviewed Top Ten Tuesdays Challenge Progress   Winter COYER [wppb progress=10 option=flat color=#748fb5 text=”1/12″] Christmas Spirit Challenge [wppb progress=100 option=flat color=#748fb5 text=”2/2″] Netgalley Feedback Ratio [wppb progress=54 option=flat color=#748fb5 text=”68%/80%”]

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The Graduate by Charles Web

The Graduate by Charles Web

December 28, 2016 Whitney Review 4 Comments

“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” is a highly quotable line and Anne Bancroft’s triangle leg being infamous. However, I was always curious about its novel origin. Having never seen the movie, despite knowing the pop culture references I wasn’t sure what to expected. Will it be erotic, serious, or a romp of […]

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A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

December 22, 2016 Whitney Review 4 Comments

A Christmas Memory is a lovely collection of holiday stories. Prior to this small book, the only thing I had read by Truman Capote was In Cold Blood. Part of the brilliance behind that work of non-fiction was the writing, it was almost lyrical and truly remarkable. In this way, I was not disappointed by […]

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My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

December 20, 2016 Whitney Meme 5 Comments

The new year is approaching, and I’m summing it up with a meme entitled My Life According To The Books I Read In 2016 Describe yourself: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink How do you feel: The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll Describe where you currently live: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx If you could […]

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2016 End of Year Book Survey

2016 End of Year Book Survey

December 19, 2016 Whitney Meme 7 Comments

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner is once again hosting this fun end of year survey and is a great recap of one’s year in reading.   Number Of Books You Read: 82 — I had been aiming for 52! Number of Re-Reads: 15 Genre You Read The Most From: Fiction — it was a mix […]

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Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

December 15, 2016 Whitney Friday Memes 22 Comments

Hosted by Rose City Reader Beginning: It was December first. Angela Gillespie did as she’d done on that date for the past thirty-three years. She sat down at her desk before dinner and prepared to write her annual Christmas letter. Hosted by Freda’s Voice 56% “That is enough. You’ve stepped over the line.” “No I […]

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Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

December 14, 2016 Whitney Review 4 Comments

I had heard interesting things about the CW tv show Gossip Girl, instead of watching the program. The reader in me reached for the book.  I was so disappointed.  Gossip Girls was a poorly preformed Mean Girls.  It lacked a Toaster Strudel heiress and a burn book.  I’m not saying that Lindsey Lohan’s film is […]

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