The Last Dragonslayer

Favorite Books of November

November 2013 could also be known as the month of Jasper Fforde, well at least on my reading list. While I only managed to read four books altogether during this wonderful month of food celebration, they were all written by Jasper Fforde. When I read a book by a new (to me) author and I…

Going Postal

Favorite Books of October

I’ve been a member of Goodreads for the past two and a half years. Last year, I set the goal of reading 50 books, but missed that mark by nine books. For this year, I set the same goal and right on track with only seven more books. During October, I managed to read seven…

my life in france

Back to Books: My Life in France

My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’homme. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 2006 Rating: 5/5 spoonfuls of butter At five-forty-five in the morning, Paul and I rousted ourselves from our warm bunk and peered out of the small porthole in our cabin aboard the SS America… It was Wednesday, November 3, 1948, and…

Finding Mañana

Yet another review originally written for Being Latino that I am sharing with you. My favorite thing about memoirs is that they give you the chance to journey back in time and experience events through the eyes of people who were actually there. Finding Mañana (Penguin Books, 2005) by Mirta Ojito In Finding Mañana, Mirta…

The nature of love and power of destiny

Before you read on, I must preface this piece with the fact that I originally wrote this for Being Latino and am sharing it with you here because 1) I really enjoyed this book and 2) I didn’t feel like rewriting it. I hope you enjoy and that you share your thoughts with me. Book…

Back to books: Solstice

Yes, that’s right. Back to books. Amidst all this cooking, eating and baking and alcohol tasting, it’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to write a book review. But I have been reading since the last one. A recent trip to Barnes & Noble restocked my shelves with fresh words and I also…

Undress me in the temple of heaven

One of the things I love the most about reading new books is not just discovering a new world, but discovering an author whose words take you on a journey that you never want to end. They words they choose and the way they lay them into a sentence that flows into a paragraph, into…