Did you know that the Insatiable Booksluts are hosting a group read of V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic in honor of Lifetime’s new movie adaptation of said book? Well, we are!
Head over to our #SlutsInTheAttic group read announcement for all the info, and to grab the fantastic #SlutsInTheAttic banner and button that our wonderful Susie made for the event.
This is going to be a super fun readalong!
It’s almost the end of the year, can you believe it? I hope this winter goes as fast as the rest of the year has gone by. It’s only the beginning of December and I’m already sick of being cold all the time. I’m not usually a fan of wishing the time away, but spring needs to hurry up and get here already.
First things first, I have some big news…I am now a contributing member of Insatiable Booksluts! [throws confetti] I’m very excited to be a part of the great team over there. If you aren’t reading
their our blog already, you should be. Great articles, great people–it’s a fun time.
Now, I didn’t post much in November, but I have a valid excuse. Heh. I was dealing with an abscessed tooth and the dental work that came with it for most of the month of November. I’ll tell you what, the pain that comes with an abscessed tooth is the absolute worst pain I have ever experienced–or will ever experience again–in my whole life. It was excruciating. I couldn’t concentrate on anything. My reading even suffered because of it, and it takes a lot for me to skip out on reading. Whoa. But the tooth has been taken care of and the pain is gone. Hallelujah.
Funny story about that, though… [click to read more...]
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Title: Someone Else’s Love Story
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Format: Paperback (ARC) — 320 pages
Publisher: William Morrow — November 19, 2013
Source: Publisher / She Reads
Synopsis from Amazon:
Shandi Pierce is juggling finishing college, raising her delightful three-year-old genius son Nathan, aka Natty Bumppo, and keeping the peace between her eternally warring, long-divorced parents. She’s got enough complications without getting caught in the middle of a stick-up and falling in love with William Ashe, who willingly steps between the robber and her son.
Shandi doesn’t know that her blond god Thor has his own complications. When he looked down the barrel of that gun he believed it was destiny: It’s been one year to the day since a tragic act of physics shattered his world. But William doesn’t define destiny the way others do. A brilliant geneticist who believes in facts and numbers, destiny to him is about choice. Now, he and Shandi are about to meet their so-called destinies head on, making choices that will reveal unexpected truths about love, life, and the world they think they know.
This review should have been posted weeks ago, but I’ve been having a hard time deciding what I want to say. Someone Else’s Love Story isn’t the kind of book I usually enjoy reading, really, but it’s a cute story. For the most part. The story has one major flaw that almost outweighs all the good things about it. So for this review, I’m going to go with the Pros/Cons list. Ready?
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Hello, friends and readers! Another month has gone by. October was another month of reading ALL THE THINGS, but not blogging much. In my defense, I spent about a week or so of October moving the blog to WordPress.org and setting up the site’s new look. I have lots of great books to blog about, so now I just have to buckle down and write the darn posts. Aside from setting up the new website, a few other exciting things happened in October:
- I got about a foot of my hair chopped off. Here’s a look at the back, too.
- Eric convinced me to start watching The Walking Dead, and I think I’m hooked. I don’t like the majority of the characters (good thing, since you never know who’s going to die on that show), but I’m pretty hooked on the storyline so far. I’ve watched Seasons 1 & 2, so I’m almost caught up. I love to yell at the characters for making stupid decisions and for being total jerkwads (some of them). Daryl is my favorite character by far, but I also like T-Dawg and Glenn.
- We got to watch Ashley march in our town’s Halloween parade with her school marching band…and that was the best part of the parade. I have never seen such a lame parade in my life. Even where I grew up, the local small-town parades were better (so much better) than this one. Very disappointing. Also, it was cold and windy and I need to invest in some warm hats now that my hair is short. But Ashley and her band were marvelous (for a junior high marching band, they’re pretty decent).
- Eric and I got an Audible account and we’ve started listening to audiobooks again. I don’t do audiobooks nearly as much as treebooks, but I do enjoy them. I’m also on my mother’s Audible account, and she has so many good audiobooks on her “shelf.” It’s great. [click to read more...]
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Title: The Dinner
Author: Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett
Format: Audiobook – 8 hrs, 55 mins
Narrator: Clive Mantle
Genre: Fiction – Psychological Thriller (kind of)
Publisher: AudioGO – February 13, 2013
Source: My Audible library
This book is very polarizing: it seems that people either love it or hate it with a passion. Based on the ratings and reviews on Goodreads, there’s not much in-between. One of the things pissing people off is The Dinner being hailed as the “European Gone Girl” by the Wall Street Journal. I’m not sure why the WSJ tried to compare the two books–the only similarities are the depravity of the characters and a kind of quiet psychological unease The Dinner causes in its readers. Other than that, the two books couldn’t be any different. Part of the polarization definitely comes from the subject matter itself, too.
I happen to be on the “love it” side of the divide. I truly enjoyed every minute of The Dinner, including the parts that made me dislike the characters enough to want to slap them silly. [click to read more...]
The blog has officially been transferred to WordPress.org and everyone who has subscribed to Between the Covers through WordPress or through the email option has been transferred with it.
NOTE from the WordPress.com Happiness Engineer who transferred the subscriptions: Any WordPress.com followers who opted to receive email updates will need to re-subscribe through the Jetpack signup box, otherwise they’ll only see new posts in their Reader. Non-WordPress.com email subscribers will continue to get email updates.
So WordPress.com followers, if you were receiving email updates for new posts, you’ll need to sign up for email updates again through the email option at the top of my sidebar. (I assume that’s what she means.)
I can’t say that everything went smoothly–there were a couple small hiccups along the way–but the support team at HostGator (where my domain is being hosted) is fantastic and helpful. They responded promptly to the couple of issues I had and got everything squared away. The whole process was relatively painless and stress-free.
The blog is still a work in progress, I think, but it’s good enough to go public with. The header is new (I took the background photo myself!), and obviously the theme is quite different from my old one. I’m new to WordPress.org, so I’m open to suggestions. I’m also open to any design suggestions in general.
Have a great week, everyone!