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Les Mis Loves Company

There was a small book (more of a pamphlet really) at my local public library up that listed books that should be read before you go to college. I made countless lists and reading plans based on that pamphlet over the course of my last two years of high school. There was one book that […]

Hufflepuff Pride ~ My Response to The Goblet of Fire

The Goblet of Fire brought us to and then past the halfway point of the Harry Potter Readalong Shelia at Book Journey is hosting. Reading this book was quite an experience for me. My feelings about the book and my desire to read it waxed and waned and then I couldn’t put it down to […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 15 – 17

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from the Fingersmith in its entirety, including the ending. Fingersmith bookmarks: I finally found the PERFECT things I needed to make the bookmarks at Michaels. Unfortunately, I left the bag in my backseat on a day when I took my daughter […]

Winter Readalong ~ Harry Potter Series

Sheila at Book Journey is hosting a winter readalong of the Harry Potter series. As my regular readers are probably aware, I’ve never read the Harry Potter series. It was one of the goals I had set for myself at the beginning of this year. I had even toyed with setting up a challenge similarly […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 11 – 14

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 14 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 14. Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading: This past week did not […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 6 – 10

Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 10 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 10. Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading: This week I am almost […]

Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 1 – 5

The Fingersmith read-a-long is finally here! I hope that you are all enjoying the book as much as I am. Quick note about this week’s conversation: I am having a dental procedure this afternoon. I’m not scared of dentists as a rule, but this will involve a scalpel and stitches. I also, knowing it was […]

Fingersmith Read-a-Long

I’ve loved Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet and really enjoyed The Little Stranger. As excited as I am about The Paying Guests (I just started the audiobook narrated by the delicious Juliet Stevenson), I thought it would be fun to read something from her backlist. When the Fingersmith eBook went on sale last month the […]

BUtterfield 8 Read-N-Tweet

A couple of weeks ago I received an email about two upcoming Penguin Classics releases from John O’Hara. BUtterfield 8 immediately caught my eye. Earlier this year I was watching a program about Elizabeth Taylor’s career and I realized that I have never watched any of her movies. It was hard to forget BUtterfield 8. You […]

Read A Hundred Summers With Me!

I am so excited about A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. When it was cold, damp, and dreary this spring, thoughts of this book made me smile and I was happy to co-host a giveaway of the book with Putnam Books. I even included a bookmark. Karen, the lucky winner (I promise to get it in the mail […]