The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings – Edgar Allan Poe

Nov 23

The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings – Edgar Allan Poe

This book was a walk down memory lane for me. I vaguely remember reading some of these stories when I was an elementary school gal. My maternal grandmother had a copy of some version of this book, and if she was reading something, I wanted to read it too. My paternal grandfather was also quite fond of quoting Mr. Poe; I can recollect him, hands on his chest,...

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Sacré Bleu – Christopher Moore

Nov 22

Sacré Bleu – Christopher Moore

Let me just start off by saying this may be my favorite book of all time. Aesthetically speaking. The cover is gorgeous. The pages feel divine. The inside covers are a map lover’s fantasy. The blue colored introductions to the chapters? Perfection. The gorgeous paintings peppered throughout the pages? My idea of a dream.   “This is a story about the...

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Oct 26

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

I ardently love this book by Lynne Truss, subtitled The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. I have read it, let’s just say, more than once. If you have questions about punctuation or just simply love the English language, this is the book for you. Lynne Truss hilariously defends her right to be a grammar snob. This is the perfect kind of book for someone...

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Grind

Oct 24

Grind

This novel is about the interconnectedness of our lives and delicious, life-fueling coffee. It is by Australian author Edward Vukovic, which means that I happily got to learn a few new Aussie-type words that I may now work into my own personal lexicon. (Whinge and choof, to name a few.) The story is told from a few different viewpoints. The most compelling character...

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