Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Posted March 4, 2010 Tags 3 Comments
Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Thursday Tea is a weekly meme hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain{ed} Book Blog. To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the will to answer some very simple questions: what tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us […]


The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Posted March 4, 2010 Tags 3 Comments
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

I enjoyed The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton but had a hard time feeling anything for the characters.  Both Archer’s and Ellen Olenska’s disappointments where their undoing.  The pair had no one to blame but themselves.  Although both did the honorable thing in the end.  To be honest, I only was concerned with May.  […]


Old Classics Are New Again

Posted February 20, 2010 Tags 2 Comments
Old Classics Are New Again

Penguin Books with the help of designer Coralie Bickford-Smith are sprucing up literature’s great works, “ditching their stuffy dust jackets for smartly embossed canvas covers. Perfect for replacing well-thumbed favorites or creating a bookshelf piece de resistance”. I love me a good classic, and these covers are so beautiful they are something to stand back […]


It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

Posted February 15, 2010 Tags 6 Comments
It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books in which  readers share what they have read, are currently reading and what’s next on the tbr. Read No Angels by Penny Vincenzi Currently Reading The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Up Next Trickster’s […]


No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Posted February 14, 2010 Tags 1 Comment
No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Impressions While Reading No Angel by Penny Vincenzi is a a page turner and what I felt to be an accurate account of that time of history.  Penny Vincenzi references the woman’s suffrage movement,  medicine, social affairs and the after effects of war.  There are very few cliff-hanger at the end of No Angel as most […]


Monthly Review: January 2010

Posted January 31, 2010 Tags 0 Comments
Monthly Review: January 2010

Books Read: Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne Marie de Beaumont The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczky Twilight by Stephenie Meyer Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay New Moon by Stephenie Meyer The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Best Book: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczky Worst Book: Twilight […]


The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Posted January 31, 2010 Tags , 0 Comments
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

First Impressions I actually read The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold several years ago.  At first, I was very hesitant because of the subject matter.  Do I really want to read about a 14-year-old getting raped and murdered?  I was only a few years older than Susie  at the time.  I ended  up loving it.  […]


New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Posted January 27, 2010 Tags 0 Comments
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Impressions While Reading I had mixed feelings throughout New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.  I have come to the conclusion, that I am a Jacob fan.  Jacob as Bella’s new love interested me more than the chilling cold but vampire with a heart of gold.  While both boys care and despite her klutziness would never let […]


Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Posted January 23, 2010 Tags , 0 Comments
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

First Impressions Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay was incredibly sad and no matter how fictional tears your heart. Impressions While Reading First, I thought Tatiana de Rosnay did a good job describing the backdrop of that time in history. She excelled in getting the point across of these horrid times. Through Julia, we get […]