Fast Four

It’s hard to believe Christmas is only days away! Where does the year go? Here a few things I’m enjoying/admiring these days. Maroon 5 is hands down my favorite band and while my attention is inevitably focused on Adam Levine, I heard PJ Morton had a Christmas album on NPR and will be playing it … More Fast Four

Book Review: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair & Nom De Plume

I recently finished two books about books:  Nina Sankovitch’s Tolstoy and the Purple Chair and Carmela Ciuraru’s Nom de Plume.  Both were recommended by O magazine and neither were fantastic; however, each has inspired my next reading list. TPC is a memoir reflecting on the year Sankovitch spent reading a book a day.  The concept … More Book Review: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair & Nom De Plume

Book Review

I’m back to reading the classics.  All Quiet on the Western Front and My Antonia.  I tend to enjoy war related books and movies. All Quiet on the Western Front is no exception.  The first novel I’ve read from the German perspective  It was a great book.  Powerful and raw.  There is no sugar coating. … More Book Review