In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox (7)
Posted October 2, 2011 by Melissa in In My Mailbox / 10 Comments

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren to share whatever books and bookish goodies that you’ve bought, borrowed, won, or been gifted and have thus entered your home the previous week. You can show off books that you are excited about and it’s also a […]


Book Review – The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent

Book Review – The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Posted October 1, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review / 7 Comments

Title:  The Heretic’s Daughter Author:  Kathleen Kent Reading level: Adult Genre:  Historical Fiction Size: Hard Cover, 352 pages Release Date:  September 2008  Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company  Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone Source: Borrowed from Library First Line:  “The distance by wagon from Billerica to neighboring Andover is but […]



In Honor of Banned Books Week

In Honor of Banned Books Week
Posted September 29, 2011 by Melissa in / 2 Comments

Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read,draws attention to banned and challenged books, and highlights persecuted individuals. The United States campaign “stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them” and the […]


Waterfall Wednesdays – Week 5

Waterfall Wednesdays – Week 5
Posted September 28, 2011 by Melissa in / 21 Comments

I’m so sad that this is our last week:(  Loved Waterfall!!  I  can not wait to read Cascade! Discussion Questions for Week 5 (Hosted by  Nic at Irressistible Reads) 1. After Gabi is injured, the doctor gives her a tonic. Gabi questions the doctor several times what is in it but he […]


Teaser Tuesdays – Eve by Anna Carey

Teaser Tuesdays – Eve by Anna Carey
Posted September 27, 2011 by Melissa in Teaser Tuesdays / 19 Comments

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that […]


In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox (6)
Posted September 25, 2011 by Melissa in In My Mailbox / 7 Comments

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme created by The Story Siren to share whatever books and bookish goodies that you’ve bought, borrowed, won, or been gifted and have thus entered your home the previous week. You can show off books that you are excited about and it’s also a […]


Book (and Movie) Review – Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Book (and Movie) Review – Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman
Posted September 24, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review, Movie Review / 18 Comments

Title:  Practical Magic Author:  Alice Hoffman Reading level: Adult Genre:  Magical Realism Size: Hard Cover, 286 pages Release Date:  August 2005 Publisher: Berkley Trade Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone Source: Borrowed from Library First Line:   “For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything […]