Category: Review

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Reminisce

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Reminisce

Posted May 19, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Whatever your age movies are very impressionable. Whether the flying monkeys scared you or the ending scene of Dirty Dancing puts a smile on your face, films leave an impact. When I was younger that was Disney. The first movie I saw in the theater was a re-release of Lady and the Tramp, I remember […]

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Posted May 15, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Actors: Director: Writers: Release Date: December 20, 2013 Genre: The making of Disney’s Mary Poppins. Emma Thompson portrays Mrs. Travers well with an always present “I smelled something foul” look on her face. She annoys you but not to an extreme. Tom Hanks brings life to a difficult situation, making sure the movie has a […]

Fiction to Film: May 2017

Fiction to Film: May 2017

Posted May 5, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

  It seems that each year, more and more films and television shows are adapted from books and time and time again, I am drawn to them. To embrace this growing fascination I’ve decided to create a monthly post entitled Fiction to Film highlighting books that are hitting the big screen. Actors: Director: Writers: Release […]

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

Posted April 25, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman has a very interesting premise, a couple who run a lighthouse find a baby and raise it as their own. I was intrigued and looked forward to reading of the consequences this act would invoke. I enjoyed the sections of the book that described Tom and Isabel’s courtship. […]

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Posted April 21, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

I typically don’t read young adult unless it is in the form of Harry Potter. However, a new-to-me young adult book usually gets me out of a reading slump and A Monster Calls was my pick up of choice. It is a depressing book, dealing with the impending death of a child’s mother, but “happy […]

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Mischling by Affinity Konar

Posted March 28, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

Mischling by Affinity Konar is a historical fiction novel on a subject that is rarely touched in this genre — Josef Mengele. The Holocaust is filled with many, unimaginable horrors but “the zoo” in Auschwitz is repulsive. The “experiments” preformed were enough to make one ill. However, the main story is not of blindness but […]

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

The Enemies of Versailles by Sally Christie

Posted March 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Kobo   Review I am always looking for one more historical fiction author who can transport me to another time and Sally Christie has filled that slot. With The Enemies of Versailles she has taken me to a time a place that is not typically on my […]

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff

Posted March 8, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 2 Comments

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff could easily have been yet another novel about surviving WWII. At first, I was nervous as it seemed to mirror Water for Elephants and while that in itself is a good story I found the ending to be disappointing. Therefore, I hoped for a different result. Fortunately, I was […]

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

Posted February 22, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 0 Comments

The best way to describe the novel The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is to compare it to The Royal Tenenbaums but without the understated humor. The Plumb children were self-absorbed, entitled and while adults acted like children. In short, the characters were all unlikable and were not the reason I became invested in the […]

The Girls by Emma Cline

The Girls by Emma Cline

Posted February 18, 2017 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

I am a lover of true crime and have reread the disturbing true crime novel Helter Skelter several times. Therefore, when The Girls by Emma Cline was released I knew I had to read it. I will admit, that I was a bit skeptical at first as both of Cline’s parents are in the publishing […]