I heard of this book a while back, mostly because its author, Amor Towles' recent bestseller and much buzzed-about follow up novel, "Gentleman in Moscow", which I have yet to read. "Rules of Civility" was his debut novel, and such a great way to come out! I really enjoyed nearly everything about ... Read More about Rules of Civility: The Long and Short of it
Here are some classics that I love, and some I simply tolerated, but read for street cred. I will set some realistic expectations here that may have helped me enjoy the tolerable more. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Okay, this one is not lighthearted, and really there's not much uplifting in ... Read More about Cautionary Tales: More Classics
Further reasons for you to explore the classics. Four more fabulous reads to check out! The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy. My husband told me this was one of his favorites growing up. I had bought it offhandedly at Half-Price Books years ago during a phase where I was fascinated with the ... Read More about Classics I Love Part Two
I am no book snob in the sense that all genres are enjoyable to me. My love for "Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room" equals that of my love for "Marie Antoinette" by Antonia Fraser, AND that of "Cinder", the first of the Lunar Chronicles. I am no respecter of genres. They all have something to ... Read More about Classic.
This blog has been a very long time coming. It has been stewing in my brain/heart for ages, and until my lovely husband spent his entire weekend setting up an actual, legit space for me, I just procrastinated. Paralysis of the analysis as they say... Too much to say, not a great clue of how to say ... Read More about Hello world!