Indefinite Hiatus

Posted July 5, 2016 by Wattle in Website / 4 Comments

After thinking about it for a while, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to step away from my site. I’ve been book blogging for the past three years and have lost the love for it. I could be on hiatus for days, weeks, months or forever. I don’t know. If I do end up returning, I’m not sure if it will be to this site in particular. We shall see. My hosting is […]


Guest Post – Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Guest Post – Book Review: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Posted June 20, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Laura at 125 Pages Welcome to the halfway point of the United States of books! We have now reached review number twenty-five and six months of reviews. I can’t thank the team of reviewers enough and our fantastic readers. To say thanks to you all, we are giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card for 1st place and […]


Guest Post – Book Review: The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace

Guest Post – Book Review: The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace

Posted June 13, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit Review: The Betsy-Tacy Treasury by Maud Hart Lovelace, which is the first four books in this 10 book series, was praised by Entertainment Weekly as “a rosy remembrance of a region already known for its niceness.” My daughter and I read these together over many weeks, reading little more than a chapter […]


Guest Post – Book Review: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Guest Post – Book Review: The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington

Posted June 6, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: H. C. Newton at The Irresponsible Reader Review: … the grandeur of the Amberson family was instantly conspicuous as a permanent thing: it was impossible to doubt that the Ambersons were entrenched, in their nobility and riches, behind polished and glittering barriers which were as solid as they were brilliant, and would last. If only, if only . […]


Book Review: Awakened by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis

Book Review: Awakened by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis

Posted May 31, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 6 Comments

Why I read it: This popped up in my email in the midst of my reading slump (which I’m pretty much over now – I just don’t have a decent amount of time to read, typical!) and my thought process pretty much went ‘hmmm I don’t really dig werewolves, I’ll probably hate it…can’t hurt to try it though’…and here we are. And no, I didn’t hate it…actually I’ll just go ahead and credit it with […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Drown by Junot Díaz

Guest Post – Book Review: Drown by Junot Díaz

Posted May 30, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Serena at Savvy Verse & Wit Review: Drown by Junot Díaz, which Entertainment Weekly selected to represent New York, is not set in New York. It is set in New Jersey. In most cases, the neighborhoods in New Jersey can be transposed over those in New York City. However, given that the young boy views a trip across […]


Top Ten Tuesday #23

Top Ten Tuesday #23

Posted May 24, 2016 by Wattle in Memes / 5 Comments

“Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We’d love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!” I obviously totally failed at getting organised to post my new feature last week *sigh* I’ve been doing an essay that has […]


Guest Post – Book Review: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

Guest Post – Book Review: Doc by Mary Doria Russell

Posted May 23, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews Entertainment Weekly Says: “Set in the saloons of Dodge City in 1878 before the shoot-out at the O.K. Corral, this murder mystery paints Doc Holiday as a tragic hero and gambler, bringing one of the state’s most legendary events and personages to life.” Review: Born to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. […]


Guest Post – Book Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Guest Post – Book Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey

Posted May 16, 2016 by Wattle in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments

For more information about the United States of Books project, please see my Introductory Post. Post Author: Laura at 125 Pages Entertainment Weekly Says: “Abbey’s tale of four ecological activists seeking to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam became a primer for other green-minded saboteurs.” Review: The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey is touted as a comic look at social justice warriors. True environmentalists that strive to bring the land back to its natural state. […]


Wattle’s Wonderings #11 – Baby Steps (an update)

Wattle’s Wonderings #11 – Baby Steps (an update)

Posted May 14, 2016 by Wattle in Wattle's Wonderings / 11 Comments

I thought it was about time I posted something that wasn’t a guest post, and maybe update people that may or may not still be visiting this blog, even though it’s fairly obvious I’ve just left it stagnant for the most part. Heh. That wasn’t my intention, but it’s been kind of nice to not have to think about it too much. As I write this, it’s nearly 1am on Saturday morning (I won’t post […]