When I think of a summer beach/poolside read, I think of books that are easily read, not too long, and something that's got some action going for itself. I'm not thinking of a book that has intricacies to the plot line that you have to pay attention to closely and has a commentary on today's … Continue reading Help, My Long Lost Dad is a Crime Boss…
Do any of you subscribe to The New Yorker? I did once, two years ago, because it was like $12 for six months. I also did it because for one of my fiction writing classes in college we read 20 Under 40: stories from The New Yorker. College is fun because sometimes you actually thoroughly … Continue reading “Warm Fuzzies” and Tambourine Mountain Distillery
It's almost Independence Day, so I tried to think of a book I've read that has something to do with the U.S., it's history, or something on theme. Finally, I've decided on a book. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld is a novel loosely based on the life of former First Lady Laura Bush. But don't … Continue reading The “American Wife” and bourbon fireworks
Eloise is one of my all-time favorite children's characters. She's bright and witty and she lives in the Plaza hotel, which is, like, the coolest thing ever. You have a pool, gym, sauna, 5-star room service, and more right at your fingertips! I would not be so jealous if she was living in a Motel … Continue reading “Eloise at Christmastime” should fall on the Naughty List
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess is obviously a holiday classic for both young and old. But it's also obviously a story of Seasonal Affective Disorder. The Grinch is a recluse year round, but Christmas really puts him on edge. The Grinch really doesn't like people and would rather be at home with … Continue reading How the Grinch spiked the holiday punch
As it is December 1, I'd like to announce that this month will be dubbed "Festive Fiction December." So for this month I will be posting about books taking place during Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and books that take place during the general time of winter. Then obviously I will be pairing them with … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Around this time last year, actress Anna Kendrick released her autobiography Scrappy Little Nobody. I didn't know a lot about Anna except that she seemed to have gotten her start with Twilight and she could sing as proven in Pitch Perfect. While I didn't care for Anna during the Twilight saga's couple of years of … Continue reading A “Scrappy Little Nobody” who likes beer