Two More Posts for Book Riot

It’s been a busy few weeks and I am a little behind on my trip to Ireland. But I’ll get back to normally scheduled programming soon. Until then, here are my two recent posts at Book Riot! Enjoy! Snacking on the Past: 5 Books about Food History Red Roses for Edgar Allen Poe     […]

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Boston 2017: Part 2

We began our second day of our trip adventuring in Rhode Island. After a good night’s sleep after the delightful dinner party, we awoke to the sounds of nature, bird calls and wind rustling through the trees. As a group, we decided to start the day with a visit to an annual local photography exhibition […]

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NYC Spring 2016: Part 2

The next day started with a trip to the Union Square Green Market. It’s a favorite of my parents and we always try to go when the weather is nice. It was a little brisk and early in the season so they weren’t many vendors out. But there were waves of beautiful fragrant flowers. Goodness, […]

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My Chicago Books

Last week, I was talking to one of my coworkers who is currently reading Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. She was reading it because she wanted to learn more about Chicago, both its history and literature. Personally, I’ve never read the book and probably won’t read it in the future. However, it got me thinking about […]

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That Belongs in a Museum Part 2

Last night was another wonderful edition of “That Belongs in a Museum.” Like the first, it was a wondrous live literary event. Basically, people are invited to bring objects and share stories about them. The objects can be anything from a pair of shoes to a statue head. All that matters is that the objects […]

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Part 1: “Travel” Books

I’m just about finished with Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland, a historical novel set in turn of the century NY about Tiffany studios. It is in the perspective of Clara Driscoll, a Tiffany glass designer and head of the Tiffany Studio’s Women’s Glass Cutting Department. She may be the one responsible for designing […]

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