The Portable Dorothy Parker

I have wanted to meet Mrs. Parker since the very first time I was introduced to her work. A friend of mine was reading the Portable Dorothy Parker for a book club and said she thought I might enjoy it. As evidence she had me read Resumé. Resumé Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids… Continue reading The Portable Dorothy Parker


Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan

Synopsis  When Clay Jannon looses his design/marketing  job at NewBagel in San Francisco he begins a quest to find a job. Armed with an Art School Degree and no real world experience, he scours the city both virtually, and physically for a job with little luck, until one afternoon, when he happens upon a help… Continue reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan

The Silver Witch, by Paula Brackston

The Silver Witch is the story of two women, born centuries apart, and the lake that binds them together. When Tilda, and her husband (Mat) bought the idyllic little cottage, their plan was to begin their lives together, making pottery and drawing inspiration from the rugged beauty of the Welsh countryside. However, when Mat dies… Continue reading The Silver Witch, by Paula Brackston

All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane, By Amy Elizabeth Smith

  There are probably few authors in history with as rabid and devoted a fan base as Jane Austen. Today, some 200 years after her passing, these fans, known as Janeites gather together for book clubs, historical societies, and even themed (costumed) events. As a result, in the USA and the UK alone, dozens of… Continue reading All Roads Lead to Austen: A Yearlong Journey with Jane, By Amy Elizabeth Smith

Introducing The Armchair Holiday

Today I would like to introduce a new category to the blog : the Armchair Holiday. Simply put, an Armchair Holiday is a review or recommendation of a book that may: Allow the reader to escape into another place, world, or time. Serve as inspiration for an upcoming trip. Allow the reader to reminisce about… Continue reading Introducing The Armchair Holiday