Month: December 2016

The Graduate by Charles Web

The Graduate by Charles Web

Posted December 28, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Posted December 22, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Posted December 21, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Roald Dahl was a go-to author for me growing up. I loved the magical worlds he built, the palaces made of chocolate, trained squirrels and gobstoppers create a unique story that is absolutely scrumptious. The characters Roald Dahl draws in his books bounce off the wall Monty Python style. Willy Wonka was crazy like a […]

My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

Posted December 20, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]

2016 End of Year Book Survey

2016 End of Year Book Survey

Posted December 19, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]

The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

Posted December 16, 2016 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I had been curious about The Pink Carnation series as it has been billed as a “Jane Austen-inspired” series. Jane Austen does make a cameo via a letter but that is where the inspiration stops. I had been looking for a warm holiday read with a bit of intrigue, however, what I received was an […]

Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

Posted December 15, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Posted December 14, 2016 by Whitney in 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 […]