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The Painted Girls

52 Books in 52 Weeks, Week 26: The Halfway Mark

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 09.06.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Twenty-six weeks ago I set myself a task: I would read a New York Times Bestseller a week and blog about it in the hopes of re-connecting myself to popular book culture and (hopefully) read some great books. It hasn't quite worked out as I planned.

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 4: The Painted Girls

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

It's a great book, the attention it has been getting is deserved, and, personally, reading it made me wish I'd tried harder in ballet class.

52 books, 52 weeks, Week 3: Hopeless

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

While Sky's obsession with how good-looking Holder is might draw some comparisons to Bella's yearning for Edward in the Twilight series, Hoover moves her book along at a much faster clip and with a surer pen.