Month in Review: December 2016

Posted December 31, 2016 Tags 1 Comment
Month in Review: December 2016

I link up to two wonderful book blogs Feed Your Fiction Addiction and The Book Date to share my monthly reading. Books Reviewed Top Ten Tuesdays Challenge Progress   Winter COYER Christmas Spirit Challenge Netgalley Feedback Ratio


The Graduate by Charles Web

Posted December 28, 2016 Tags 4 Comments
The Graduate by Charles Web

“Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?” is a highly quotable line and Anne Bancroft’s triangle leg being infamous. However, I was always curious about its novel origin. Having never seen the movie, despite knowing the pop culture references I wasn’t sure what to expected. Will it be erotic, serious, or a romp of […]


A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

Posted December 22, 2016 Tags 4 Comments
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote

A Christmas Memory is a lovely collection of holiday stories. Prior to this small book, the only thing I had read by Truman Capote was In Cold Blood. Part of the brilliance behind that work of non-fiction was the writing, it was almost lyrical and truly remarkable. In this way, I was not disappointed by […]


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Posted December 21, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl was a go-to author for me growing up. I loved the magical worlds he built, the palaces made of chocolate, trained squirrels and gobstoppers create a unique story that is absolutely scrumptious. The characters Roald Dahl draws in his books bounce off the wall Monty Python style. Willy Wonka was crazy like a […]


My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

Posted December 20, 2016 Tags 5 Comments
My Life According to the Books I Read in 2016

The new year is approaching, and I’m summing it up with a meme entitled My Life According To The Books I Read In 2016 Describe yourself: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink How do you feel: The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll Describe where you currently live: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx If you could […]


2016 End of Year Book Survey

Posted December 19, 2016 Tags 7 Comments
2016 End of Year Book Survey

Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner is once again hosting this fun end of year survey and is a great recap of one’s year in reading.   Number Of Books You Read: 82 — I had been aiming for 52! Number of Re-Reads: 15 Genre You Read The Most From: Fiction — it was a mix […]


Book Blast: Marlene: A Novel of Marlene Dietrich by C.W. Gortner

Posted December 17, 2016 Tags 0 Comments
Book Blast: Marlene: A Novel of Marlene Dietrich by C.W. Gortner

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | HarperCollins | iBooks | IndieBound MARLENE is out in paperback on December 13 and features exclusive extra content. A perfect gift for lovers of old Hollywood and strong dames! To find out more, please visit the author’s website Praise   “Skillfully evokes the cross-dressing, sexually fluid atmosphere of the […]


The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

Posted December 16, 2016 Tags 2 Comments
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig

I had been curious about The Pink Carnation series as it has been billed as a “Jane Austen-inspired” series. Jane Austen does make a cameo via a letter but that is where the inspiration stops. I had been looking for a warm holiday read with a bit of intrigue, however, what I received was an […]


Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

Posted December 15, 2016 Tags 22 Comments
Friday Memes: Hello From the Gillespies

Hosted by Rose City Reader Beginning: It was December first. Angela Gillespie did as she’d done on that date for the past thirty-three years. She sat down at her desk before dinner and prepared to write her annual Christmas letter. Hosted by Freda’s Voice 56% “That is enough. You’ve stepped over the line.” “No I […]


Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

Posted December 14, 2016 Tags 4 Comments
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar

I had heard interesting things about the CW tv show Gossip Girl, instead of watching the program. The reader in me reached for the book.  I was so disappointed.  Gossip Girls was a poorly preformed Mean Girls.  It lacked a Toaster Strudel heiress and a burn book.  I’m not saying that Lindsey Lohan’s film is […]