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Yesterday I embarked on a pretty crazy bout of Spring Cleaning. It consisted of tearing my closet apart in order to put it back together again, which is how the Russians fought World War II, might I add. Anyway I used to be what can only be described as an emotional hoarder. You name it, I've saved it. Pebbles I picked up on the sand the first time I went to the beach with Doug. A plastic bag from the rest stop in France where our bus had to stop so I could vomit because I had sun…Continue
Dreams do come true! Sort of.
There is a cool story behind my book review this week. A few weeks ago I received an email, through Good Reads, from the publisher of one of my favorite contemporary authors. The author is Daniel Wallace (his most famous book is Big Fish, which I actually haven’t read). The publisher, a division of Simon and Schuster. Anyway, this representative of S and S informed me that she came across a review I had…Continue
My husband once told me that one of the things he loves about me is my taste in books, and I’m pretty sure I was beaming for days after that compliment. I bet a lot of people wouldn’t even view that as beam-worthy praise…it’s not exactly a soliloquy espoused by Romeo in the garden. But, it meant the world to me. There is a certain science to my book selections. Sometimes they are things I randomly come across in a morning spent at the library or in the back rooms of a…Continue
Finally! I finally finally finally finished a book by a Russian author. This is really weird, because I’ve studied them, learned about them, read about them, but never actually read one. I didn’t know where to start. Tolstoy? Gogol? Dostoyevsky? Pushkin? Nabokov? (Oops…just realized I did read a Nabokov, Invitation to a Beheading…but for…Continue