Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book Review: Jane Eyre

I get to fill in today for Molly, so I decided to review my all-time favourite classic, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte.  I discovered this book when I was in my teens, and fell heels over head in love with … Continue reading

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Review: I Capture the Castle

Name of Book: I Capture the Castle By: Dodie Smith Publisher: Little Brown Copyright Date: 1948 Number of Pages: 343 Format: fiction Reason for Reading: August bookclub Rating: B- Seventeen year-old Cassandra Mortmain and her family live in a rundown … Continue reading

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Interwebs Friday

This Friday, I thought I would change it up a bit and highlight some fun things that are happening around the interwebs. Trish at Eclectic/Eccentric wrote a fascinating review about John Adams. I am interested in specific periods of history, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart of a Samurai

Author: Margi Preus Publisher: Amulet Books, 2010 Genre: Children’s Fiction Pages: 320 My rating: A+ Awards Won: The Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature If you are looking for a good old-fashioned adventure story, I have the book for you: Heart … Continue reading

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Review: Vampire Academy: The Last Sacrifice

Name of Book: Vampire Academy: The Last Sacrifice By: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill (a part of Penguin group) Copyright Date: Nov 2010 Number of Pages: 594 Format: YA, paranormal, fiction Reason for Reading: am in full-on series addict mode since … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday #13

We love the practice of teasing others with snippets from our books. Here’s what we’re reading right now: ChaucerianGirl is reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. “Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not … Continue reading

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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” –Groucho Marx (Photo credit: ResQmeSociety)  

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