Publisher: Viking

TBR Thursday #1

TBR Thursday #1

Last year, I started a meme highlighting books on my TBR.  Unfortunately, this did not reduce the height of my leaning tower of books at all.  Last month, I joined the My TBR List meme hosted by Michelle at Because Reading and Voilà I knocked a book off my tbr.  I must tell you, it […]

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First Impressions by Charlie Lovett

First Impressions by Charlie Lovett

July 8, 2016 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions It seems like the perfect plot for a Jane Austen enthusiast right? Oh, how I wish that was true. I felt that First Impressions read like fanfic. The writing seemed a little amateur. This was mainly in relation to Sophie. She came off as Shaggy from Scobby Doo, uncovering the mystery manuscript. Impressions […]

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Misery by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

November 17, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

First Impressions Kathy Bates ruined the novel Misery. She was just too good. Her role has become iconic. Therefore, it is hard to picture anything else. Impressions While Reading Having said that, Misery by Stephen King is creepy and much more gruesome than the film. To be honest, I’m a bit neutral about it. It […]

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I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

March 11, 2015 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond Of   I tend to be drawn towards novels that involve a love affair with a famous person, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamaha Cheney, Charles Lindberg and Anne Morrow Lindberg, therefore it only seemed natural that I read about Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Details, lots and lots of detail were shown and gave […]

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Review: The Secret Place

Review: The Secret Place

September 23, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of: Not only do we get one returning character, but three.  Stephen, Holly, and Frank Mackey are older and smarter than they were the last time we met.  I loved seeing their development and the stubbornness all three took on.  Like In The Woods, where a teen is the focus and inevitable culprit I […]

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Review: Broken Harbor

Review: Broken Harbor

September 22, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Can I say Wow? Is it too cliché to say Tana French has done it again?  If it is well, I really don’t care because it is true!  French has hit another ball out of the park. In the tv show Castle, the real culprit is surreptitiously brought into question and typically dismissed, only to […]

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Review: Faithful Place

Review: Faithful Place

September 4, 2014 Whitney Review 0 Comments

Fond of:   Tana French has great character development particularly Frank Mackey’s family.  From the start it was obvious that things weren’t right in the head, it was dysfunctional family on high.  Besides the fact that he is still mooning over his first love I really don’t have much to say about Frank.  He did his […]

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Review: The Likeness

Review: The Likeness

November 15, 2012 Whitney Review 0 Comments

All of Lexie’s roommates were creepy, Abby appeared to know more than she lets on almost acting like a know-it-all Donna Reed, keeping everything orderly, watching all her ps and qs.  Justin, is a squirrelly little thing, jumping at the slightest noise and willing to please.  Raphael, really fades into the background, and sometimes I […]

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Review: In The Woods

Review: In The Woods

August 30, 2011 Whitney Review 4 Comments

WARNING: DO NOT READ IN THE WOODS WHEN YOU ARE ACTUALLY IN THE WOODS! I made the foolish mistake of reading Tana French’s In The Woods while at my family’s home in upper Wisconsin, in a wooded isolated area.  I don’t want to come off as some kind of chicken because the novel wasn’t actually […]

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Review: The Borrower

Review: The Borrower

July 24, 2011 Whitney Review 5 Comments

Rebecca Makkai’s novel was told from the point of view of a librarian — someone who loves books, loves her job and her patrons. and there are book references on every page. Sounds like a book lover’s dream right?  Unfortunately, no. Ian Drake is a ten-year old patron of the library whose parents have enrolled […]

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