Author: Heather

December 2013, The Wrap-Up

December 2013, The Wrap-Up

I still have my 2013 Year End post to write, so I’m going to make this one quick. December was fine…except we got a bazillion inches of snow and I had to shovel four times in two days at one point. Thankfully the snow has now melted and I can see the ground again. I did get my Green Christmas. Speaking of which, Christmas was nice. My parents came to visit a couple of days later and we had a […]

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Review: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Review: Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson

Ben Solomon is watching a TV program one night when he recognizes the big-name Chicago philanthropist, Elliot Rosenzweig, for who he really is: Otto Piatek, a German man who grew up in Solomon’s childhood home in Poland, then went on to become a ruthless Nazi during World War II. Solomon confronts Rosenzweig in public, then enlists the help of attorney Catherine Lockhart to sue Rosenzweig for return of some family property that Rosenzweig (as Piatek) stole from Solomon’s family during […]

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Another Secret Santa…With a Twist

Another Secret Santa…With a Twist

A few weeks ago (probably more like a month ago) I received an email from Rick of Another Book Blog. He contacted me, Rory, Laura, CJ, and Carolyn, and asked us if we’d like to participate in a bookish Secret Santa…with a twist. Here’s the idea: Each of us would be given the name of one of the others participating (randomly chosen). Next, we would choose a book that we’d like that person to read. We wouldn’t be buying the […]

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#SlutsInTheAttic Group Read Announcement!

#SlutsInTheAttic Group Read Announcement!

Psst. PSSSSST. 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!

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November Wrap-up & December Plans

November Wrap-up & December Plans

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 […]

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Review: Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

Review: Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson

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? Pros: 1.  I love the opening line: “I […]

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October Wrap-Up & November Plans

October Wrap-Up & November Plans

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 […]

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Audiobook Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Audiobook Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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 […]

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It’s baaaaaack…

Hello! 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 […]

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BtC is moving…

…to WordPress.org. That’s right. I’ve finally made the decision to move the blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, mostly for aesthetical reasons. (Is aesthetical even a word? The red, squiggly line says no. Heather says who cares?) AESTHETIC. The proper usage would be “aesthetic.” Aesthetic reasons. I could just delete that whole first line and you’d never know that I had a huge brain fart, but that wouldn’t be any fun, would it? ANYWAY. WordPress.com has been absolutely wonderful to me–it […]

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