Category: Review

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

January 20, 2018 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Review When I started The Girls in the Picture my knowledge of Mary Pickford was slim to none and Frances Marion even less so. Like the women in the novel, I was going into uncharted territory. In the era of #Metoo a novel about women being discriminated against because of their sex and not potential […]

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Audiobook Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

Audiobook Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

January 17, 2018 Whitney Review 2 Comments

First Impressions: Winter by Marissa Meyer is the conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles.  Ever since I finished Cress I had looked forward to reading the conclusion to the Lunar Chronicles.  Sadly, I was not as swept up by the story as I had hoped to be.  Cress ended with a cliffhanger and I expected that […]

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Audiobook Review: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

Audiobook Review: My Story by Elizabeth Smart

January 10, 2018 Whitney Review 0 Comments

In 2017 I jumped on the Elizabeth Smart bandwagon, I watched the Lifetime Movie and the A&E documentary and of course, I read her memoir. I listened to the audiobook of My Story narrated by the author, Elizabeth Smart. Like Waiting To Be Heard by Amanda Knox, I received a sensationalized story by a privileged […]

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The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah

The Other Woman’s House by Sophie Hannah

November 16, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

What I Loved The Other Woman’s House is the second book I’ve read by Sophie Hannah and love her suspenseful writing style that held me spellbound until the very end Her attention to detail is marvelous, not only does she create a more vivid picture in one’s mind but adds depth to the crime at […]

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Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

November 7, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

As a 9-year-old I loved the Goosebumps series and now, as a 29-year-old several times over I decided to reread this favored series of old. Welcome to Dead House made me feel my actual age. What I Liked I recalled R.L. Stine having a tendency to play with my mind; working myself up to know […]

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End of Watch by Stephen King

End of Watch by Stephen King

November 1, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

End of Watch by Stephen King is the end of the Bill Hodges Trilogy I very much enjoyed the first two in the series and looked forward to reading the last installment. One year after its release I am finally getting around to reading it. All my favorite characters returned one last time. Jerome and […]

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My Journey to Becoming Strictly Vegetarian

My Journey to Becoming Strictly Vegetarian

October 4, 2017 Whitney Review 1 Comment

Almost two years ago I became a Pescetarian. A Pescetarian refrains from eating all meat with the exception of fish. My aunt has maintained this diet since she was sixteen and it fulfilled my mother’s worry about me getting my B12. When people ask why I became a vegetarian/pescatarian my answer is “I wouldn’t want […]

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Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

September 15, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

In Circling the Sun I was expecting more Meryl than Beryl. Perhaps this was due to the mention of Karen Blixen. Instead, I received a mix of Out of Africa and Seabiscuit. I thought the focus on Beryl’s love of horses was interesting and was glad that it did not deviate too far into her […]

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The Vatican Princess by  C.W. Gortner

The Vatican Princess by C.W. Gortner

August 26, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions: The Vatican Princess by C.W. Gortner is an intriguing narrative of the Borgias.  There is drama, backstabbing and poison all tied up in one neat package.  I was immediately entranced. What I Liked: The pacing of the novel was fantastic. I was on the edge of my seat waiting upon the next conniving […]

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