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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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The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

August 18, 2017 Whitney Review 4 Comments

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead held great promise. The novel had an interesting idea of the Underground Railroad being an actual railroad, unfortunately, that is where it ends. The Underground Railroad was an undeveloped idea that never turns from a cocoon into a butterfly. The characters were rather dull and, despite all they had […]

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The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

August 17, 2017 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Nicholas Sparks is a very formulaic author. He designs two star-crossed lovers living on opposite sides of the tracks and despite all odds come together. Even if I had not seen the movie before hand I could have seen where the story was going. Although, being predictable was not my biggest complaint with The Notebook. […]

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Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

August 10, 2017 Whitney Review 2 Comments

I cannot believe Fates and Furie was Obama’s best book of 2015. Yes, this is a story of marriage but not a realistic one. The majority of the book focused on their sex-life, with Lotto and Mathilde coming off as sex-crazed teenagers and was more information than I needed. Fates and Furies is split into […]

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