Monthly Archives: September 2011

How do you like your movie adaptations?

It is no secret that we Quirky Girls love to compare our books to the movies they spawn. It’s all in good fun and adds another dynamic to the regular book review. I, myself, am a big fan of watching … Continue reading

Posted in Bookish Thoughts, Posts by Jehara | 15 Comments

Book Review: Dance Hall of the Dead

Author: Tony Hillerman Publisher: Harper & Row Copyright date: 1973 Pages: 166 Genre: Mystery Format: Audiobook Reason for Reading: I love everything this author has written Rating: A Award Won: Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel, 1974 Summary (from the … Continue reading

Posted in Award Winners, Fiction, Mystery, Posts by Margot | 8 Comments

Review: Demon Trackers: The Anointed

Name of Book: Demon Trackers: The Anointed By: CC James Publisher: Red Rover Books Copyright Date: June 2011 Number of Pages: ebook Format: paranormal fiction Reason for Reading: Full disclosure: CC James is a friend of Chauceriangirl. CG asked me … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, paranormal, Posts by Jehara | Tagged , | 3 Comments

First Chapter, First Paragraph

Today I’m joining in with Bibliophile By the Sea to share the first paragraph of a book I’m reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by … Continue reading

Posted in Bookish Thoughts, Posts by Margot | 10 Comments

Book Review: Sacred Evil

Title: Sacred Evil Author: Heather Graham Publisher: Mira Copyright: July 2011 # of Pages: 247 (Nook Edition) Reason for Reading: I like a good suspense, and enjoy paranormal suspense when it’s done well, and it was cheap. I really like … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Mystery, paranormal, Posts by Faith | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Bookish Announcements

Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting his annual R.I.P. challenge. It starts September 1 and ends on All Hallow’s Eve. Yes I am late to the party, but it is never too late to sign up, yes? I am … Continue reading

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Book Club Quotations

There’s a certain kind of conversation you have from time to time at parties in New York about a new book. The word “banal” sometimes rears its by-now banal head; you say “underedited,” I say “derivative.” The conversation goes around … Continue reading

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Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Name of Book: Anna and the French Kiss By: Stephanie Perkins Publisher: Dutton Books (a member of Penguin group) Copyright Date: 2010 Number of Pages: 372 Format: YA fiction Reason for Reading: The rave reviews I’ve seen everywhere had me … Continue reading

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Book vs. Movie: The Grey Zone

Good morning everybody! You may remember my reviews of Dr. Miklos Nyiszli’s memoirs as a Jewish physician at Auschwitz, and how deeply it affected me. I couldn’t help but wonder why so many Jews went passively to their deaths. Well, … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir, Nonfiction, Posts by Faith | Tagged | 11 Comments

Review: Goodnight Moon

Book Title: Goodnight Moon Author: Margaret Wise Brown, Illustrated by Clement Hurd Original Publication Date: 1947 Edition Read: Harper Festival division of Harper Collins Publishing, 1997 Board Book – 60th Anniversary Total Pages: 32 Genre: Classic Children’s Reason Read: Reading … Continue reading

Posted in Classics, Fiction, Posts by Molly | 17 Comments