Gone with the Wind Read-along Check In #1

Gone with the Wind Read-along Check In #1

Posted March 7, 2010 by Whitney in read-along / 0 Comments

Proposed chapters  for March 7: Chapters 1-9 Where am I? Chapter five, Scarlett has just arrived at the barbecue and has seen Rhett Butler learning of his reputation from Kathleen.   What do I think? Love it!  I always remember being a bit bored during the first 50 pages while Mitchell goes into Mr and […]

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Classic get Twilightized

Classic get Twilightized

Posted March 7, 2010 by Whitney in books / 2 Comments

Are teens just getting “too cool” to be reading the classics?  Is  that why the publishing industry is marketing Wuthering Heights in a new cover eerily similar to Twilight?  And if you look in the upper right corner, is advertised as being “Edward and Bella’s favorite book”. If these Twilight inspired covers encourage a young […]

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Jane Eyre 1940s

Jane Eyre 1940s

Posted March 5, 2010 by Whitney in movie review / 3 Comments

Orson Welles stars as Edward Rochester, the brooding employer of governess Jane Eyre in this adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic novel. An orphan with a tragic story herself, young Jane, played by Joan Fontaine slowly frees Edward from his self-imposed prison, but his troubled past stands in the way of their burgeoning love. First, I […]

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Wuthering Heights 1939

Wuthering Heights 1939

Posted March 5, 2010 by Whitney in movie review / 1 Comment

Wuthering Heights is the love story of Cathy and Heathcliff who meet as young children and  as they grow up fall in love, but due to circumstance are not meant to be.  Cathy, who has grown materialistic over the years marries Edgar Linton who can provide her everything she may desire.  I always was so […]

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Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Thursday Tea: Gone with the Wind

Posted March 4, 2010 by Whitney in Thursday Tea / 3 Comments

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 […]

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The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Posted March 4, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 3 Comments

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.  […]

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Old Classics Are New Again

Old Classics Are New Again

Posted February 20, 2010 by Whitney in books / 2 Comments

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 […]

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It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

Posted February 15, 2010 by Whitney in What are you reading / 6 Comments

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 […]

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No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

No Angel by Penny Vincenzi

Posted February 14, 2010 by Whitney in Review / 1 Comment

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 […]

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