Still Alice

Feb 26

Still Alice

Lisa Genova paints a gripping portrait of a woman (who is only 50!!) struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Alice has built her life around knowing a million facts and understanding and explaining language. She is a Cognitive Psychology professor at prestigious Harvard University. She has created a career, written books, raised a family, and then one...

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The Girl on the Train

Feb 22

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins, thank you for this gripping tale! I could not put down this book. Rachel is that girl on the train. She is one sad panda. She drinks to get through the days. She looks at the houses filled with “happy” families on her daily commute. She longs to be like them; she creates back stories for people she doesn’t even know. Then one day,...

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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Feb 02

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

I am always trying to challenge myself. I have a life-long challenge to read all of the Pulitzer Prize winning novels. I have also set a goal to read 50 books this year. This book by Michael Chabon covers both targets! It was maybe not the best choice during a crazy-busy January, clocking in at 700+ pages, for book number two. I will probably have to play catch-up...

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Roux-Datz-Dough: Tale of a Progressive Dinner

Jan 18

Roux-Datz-Dough: Tale of a Progressive Dinner

Thanks to an invitation from the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I was lucky enough to partake in a most festive version of a progressive dinner. The concept is simple: serve consecutive courses at three separate locations. For the appetizer portion of the evening, we gathered at Roux in South Tampa. Roux touts itself as “Creole Nouvelle” and it makes good on that...

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