Category: books

August Reading Plans

August Reading Plans

August 12, 2015 Whitney books 0 Comments

I hope to start a monthly feature for reading plans I have during the coming month.  So far, despite the fact that it is Austen in August hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader I have been focusing on Dickens, in the form of Masterpiece Theater for which I have recently become addicted to.  I […]

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My Last Trip To The Library

My Last Trip To The Library

August 6, 2014 Whitney books 1 Comment

I did it, my last trip to my local library before I moved.  I bypassed the new shelf, paid my fine and walked out the door.  No tears or long good-bye, as I defiantly will not miss the 40 minute walk to get there.  In other words, it is time to move on. My library card […]

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Book Club: The End

Book Club: The End

June 1, 2012 Whitney books 5 Comments

Tonight was my book club meeting for William March’s The Bad Seed.  Instead of being held at the local coffee shop my mom and I decided to host it at our house with a viewing of the 1956 movie.  The meeting was to begin at 7pm it is now 8pm and the doorbell has yet […]

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Book Club: A Difficult Discussion

Book Club: A Difficult Discussion

April 15, 2012 Whitney books 5 Comments

This past Thursday was my book club meeting in which we discussed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This was a very difficult book to bring about talking.  Many of the members found it confusing, difficult to follow, and/or boring.  On top of that out six myself and another were the only ones who finished […]

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Two Book Club Meetings

Two Book Club Meetings

February 20, 2012 Whitney books 4 Comments

Okay, this is not a classic post but I like recording my thoughts on my book club if only for myself.  Today I am summarizing December and January’s meeting. December Cleopatra: a biography by Stacy Schiff:  For the December meeting my mom and I offered to hold the meeting at our house as we decorate […]

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Book Club: Difference In Opinion

Book Club: Difference In Opinion

July 7, 2011 Whitney books 2 Comments

Our last meeting was The Phantom Tollbooth in which I was unable to attend as I was out of town.  I just got back and checked my email for the first time to discover an email from a fellow member.  She came to the meeting even though she hated the book merely out of curiosity. […]

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Book Club Update

Book Club Update

May 26, 2011 Whitney books 2 Comments

It has been many moons since I posted about my “real life” book club and thought I’d pick it back up again, if only for my own reference as to how the group felt about said book. One Liners: January: The Devil in the Details by Jennifer Traig — We had a full attendance unfortunately, […]

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Huck Finn and the “N Word”

Huck Finn and the “N Word”

January 7, 2011 Whitney books 6 Comments

Has anyone read or heard about publishers editing Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn by omitting the “N Word” changing the derogatory slang to Slaves?  The reason being that because the novel is on so many school’s banned books list that this change will allow more students to read it.  I understand that the saying puts us […]

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