Book Tag | Elements Book Covers

The Elemental Challenge: Should You Choose to Accept it: Water: 1. Find a book with water on it. 2. Find a book with blue on it. Fire: 1. Find a book with fire on it. 2. Find a book with red on it. Earth: 1. Find a book with something related to earth on it.Continue reading “Book Tag | Elements Book Covers”

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

When my son, currently eight years old, requested that I read the first book in The Underland Chronicles, a series by Suzanne Collins (yes, that Suzanne Collins), I couldn’t resist. He has become something of a Fan Boy where this series is concerned and pretty much eats, sleeps and breathes it. A kid after myContinue reading “Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins”

Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

FEELS: liked, moody but modern, shippable My book club is discussing The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe this month. It’s been on my To Read list for several years so I was glad to have an excuse to get a copy. As a descendant of Ann Putnam, I’m a sucker for books aboutContinue reading “Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane”

twitterature: mini book reviews for July 2014

I’m linking up with Anne @ Modern Mrs. Darcy to share some mini twitter style reviews of the books I’ve been reading over the last month or so. She calls this fantastic idea Twitterature! If you want to play along just post book reviews that are roughly 140 characters or less – as if you were posting the reviewContinue reading “twitterature: mini book reviews for July 2014”

Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I am fangirling you could say over Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Everyone who is friends with me on Facebook saw that made abundantly clear when I spent 24 hours absolutely lost in the book, only coming up for air long enough to spazz out about it online for a few minutes before diving back in (okayContinue reading “Book Review: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell”

Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

This month, my book club is discussing The Paris Wife by Paula McLain, which tells the story of Ernest Hemingway’s marriage with Hadley Richardson. I didn’t know much about Hemingway’s personal life before reading this book, much less about Hadley – which I know is probably a major crime for an English major, but IContinue reading “Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain”

Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

My book club is discussing The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker this month, a sort of cross between an apocalyptic End of the World tale and a coming of age story. “On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth.Continue reading “Book Review: The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker”

Nightstand: November 2011

So it’s mere days before Thanksgiving, which is exciting in it’s own right, but it also means that it’s time for me to fill you in on my nightstand! Haven’t done this before? The fabulous ladies at 5 Minutes for Books ask us each month which books we are reading, read recently or plan to read soonContinue reading “Nightstand: November 2011”

Text-to-TV Showdown: Dead Until Dark vs. True Blood

I know it’s a risky move to watch a tv show or movie based off a book before reading it, but these things happen to the best of us. Usually it means I will be unable to read the book, already knowing the plot. This was true for the first half of Dead Until Dark,Continue reading “Text-to-TV Showdown: Dead Until Dark vs. True Blood”