Week 32: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

In the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Natural History Museum for those of us who don’t speak parseltongue), behind no less than 13 locked doors, lies the most beautiful diamond in the world, known as the Sea of Flames. It is said that long ago, a prince found this precious blue diamond in a river, and miraculously […]

Week 28: Lexicon by Max Barry

I posted an image to my previous blog post from The Hundred-Foot Journey that said “cooking is not a tired old marriage, it is a passionate affair.” For me, reading is the same way, and I am embarrassed to say it has been about three weeks since I posted my last review- needless to say I […]

Week 16: High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Something truly unexpected happened to me this week. While I was reading the novel that I had selected for this week’s blog post, which had undergone the usual scrutiny of reading reviews and ratings beforehand, I was about halfway done with said novel when I decided that I hated the book I had chosen. So I surprised […]

Week 13: Requiem For A Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.

Society has been and always will be a sum of its parts.  The repressed, the opressed, the depressed, the sane, the insane, you name it. Drug users are the same way, and the dream is never different- escape from whatever reality the high is better than. But there are two different sub-populations of drug users as well- the […]