Tag: FridayReads

Virginia Woolf: Flush

This story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel, Flush, enchants right from the opening pages. Although Flush has adventures of his own with bullying dogs, horrid maids, and robbers, he also provides the reader with a glimpse into Browning’s life. Introduction by Trekkie Ritchie. Most of us know Virginia Woolf’s work:  Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando. However,

Tom Reiss: The Black Count

Here is the remarkable true story of the real Count of Monte Cristo – a stunning feat of historical sleuthing that brings to life the forgotten hero who inspired such classics as  The Count of Monte Cristo  and  The Three Musketeers.  The real-life protagonist of The Black Count, General Alex Dumas, is a man almost unknown today yet

Year 2017 Wrap Up

I’m not sure there is a single person who is sad to see 2017 go. It was a shit show. I haven’t been able to read hardly anything the past month–so I apologize that I haven’t been around much. I do have some posts scheduled for January, so we’ll get back on track soon. I

John Green: Turtles All the Way Down

READ WHEN SAFE I will warn you ahead of time that I dive pretty deep into this one. It’s not exactly spoilery, but it’s a lot more analysis than review. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most

Jeff Vandermeer: Borne

“Am I a person?” Borne asked me. “Yes, you are a person,” I told him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.”   In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech

Jeff Wilser: Book of Joe

The ultimate guide to America’s favorite vice president, filled with all of the key moments, all of the lessons, and none of the malarkey. The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the
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