Archives for August 2012

Review: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

Review: Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: The Private Diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale

  Headstrong, high-spirited, and already widowed, Isabella Walker became Mrs. Henry Robinson at age 31 in 1844. Her first husband had died suddenly, leaving his estate to a son from a previous marriage, so she inherited nothing. A successful civil engineer, Henry moved them, by then with two sons, to Edinburgh’s elegant society in 1850. […]

RCClean Up Wrap Up & Labor Day Read-a-Thon Start Post

RCClean Up Wrap Up & Labor Day Read-a-Thon Start Post

I decided to combine these two posts, since the RCClean Up is coming to a close and the Labor Day Read-a-thon is just beginning! So we made some good progress over the month, Pabkins and I! I didn’t do as well as I wanted to, and Pabkins has had her hands full, but I think […]

Labor Day Read-a-Thon

Labor Day Read-a-Thon

Labor Day Read-a-Thon Hosted by Amanda @ Letters Inside Out I”m excited that Amanda has decided to host the Labor Day Readathon because I definitely need one! I’m still behind on my reading and I REALLY want a “free” reading month by the end of the year, and if that’s going to be possible I […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Shelf Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Shelf Confessions

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Shelf Confessions Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish This is the first time we’ve participated in Top Ten Tuesday but we decided to mix it up a little bit and how could we resist a post that includes a list of bookish confessions?! If you’re looking for more information on […]

Awesome Kindle Deals!

Awesome Kindle Deals!

Kindle Deals   I don’t often do posts like these. But I’ve found some really great deals that I personally couldn’t pass up and have seen a lot of books that I think would interest my readers as well – and several of them I’ve read and REALLY want other people to read and why […]

Tour: Where You Write With Rebecca Roland

Tour: Where You Write With Rebecca Roland

Where You Write Featuring Rebecca Roland Author of Shards of History I’m excited to welcome Rebecca Roland to My Shelf Confessions today for her blog tour for her book Shards of History! She’s been generous to share with us a Where You Write post and give us an inside look into where she likes to […]

Mailbox Madness (10)

Mailbox Madness (10)

Mailbox Madness   I’m excited to be joining Mailbox Monday, albeit a bit early, I’ll be posting every Sunday. This month is hosted by 5 Minutes For Books, for full details on the host schedule and the meme go to the main blog. I forgot last week to post my MM, so again this is two weeks […]

Review: The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Review: The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood

Bright, bookish Oscar Lowe has escaped the squalid urban neighborhood where he was raised and made a new life for himself amid the colleges and spires of Cambridge. He has grown to love the quiet routine of his life as a care assistant at a local nursing home, where he has forged a close friendship […]

Waiting on Wednesday (10) The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell

Waiting on Wednesday (10) The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell

Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell. I was browsing Edelweiss and came upon this book and it attracted me immediately. I mean seriously the lines “Today I buried my parents in the backyard.” I know it probably sounds slightly sicko – but that made me want to […]

Summer Wrap Up Read-A-Thon

Summer Wrap Up Read-A-Thon

The Summer Wrap Up Read-a-Thon is being hosted by Jude @ In Between Writing & Reading and Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal. You can sign up here!  I’m in desperate need of a readathon so this couldn’t come at a better time! I’m looking forward to participating and getting some good reading done! I […]

Review Copy Clean Up 2.0

Review Copy Clean Up 2.0

Review Copy Clean Up 2.0   I’m totally psyched to be participating in the Review Copy Clean Up this time around! Hosted by the ever awesome: Vicky @ Books. Biscuits and Tea & Celine @ Nxy Book Reviews I definitely NEED it. Lately I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed because I’m behind. So I really hope […]