A sad day...
July 21, 1943 - December 31, 2014 You will be missed, Edward Herrmann. #edwardherrmann #richardgilmore
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson While reading this, I kept thinking about how unfortunate it is that Lemony Snicket ever made his ridiculous watermelon joke... because whenever this amazing book comes up in the collective conversation, the focus wont be on Woodson's simple and elegant verse, or her ability to invoke emotion in very few words. Instead, people will speak about Daniel Handler's joke and the subsequent backlash. Which, while making Woodson's point in
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers Sometimes after I finish a book, I check out what other readers had to say about it on Amazon (usually followed by me weeping for civilization and deciding that certain people are just too dumb to be allowed books). One of the reviews for this book was titled "A mind-numbing tome of self-absorbed navel-gazing". Due to its unapologetic nature, I truly believe that Eggers self-absorbed navel-gazing lends to the charm of
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng From the first sentence of this book, I was destroyed. Beautiful and poignant, this was a cautionary tale to all parents who push their own neglected dreams onto their children. Although my daughter isn't even two yet, I can understand the desire to do so. Of course everyone wants their daughter to be the first female president or to be a highly paid neurosurgeon... a notable stand out in an industry full of male faces. When I fir
The Martian by Andrew Weir
The Martian by Andrew Weir Since having a kid, I usually can get in a solid 3 minutes of reading at bedtime before I pass in a puddle of my own drool, with my makeup and bra still on. Gone are the days where I'd start reading on a work night and look over at the clock at some point to realize it's 3am and if I go to sleep RIGHT NOW, I'll get a whole 4 hours in before my alarm goes off. And it was totally worth it. Now, while those days probably weren't excellent life choic
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Read my review here! #marktwain #aconnecticutyankeeinkingarthurscourt #lukedanes
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean
The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean After reading The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons, I decided to check out what else Sam Kean had to offer. And as I know next to nothing about the periodic table of elements, I was sold when I read the blurb on this book. This book had me desperately trying to remember the little high school chemistry I actually stayed awake for. And The Disappearing Spoon had the high honor of both fascinating me and making me feel like a complete moron
Rockin' around the Chistmas tree...
[from upper right hand] books & coffee | stacked books | bookpage star anvils ornament | bookpage snowflake | lukes ornament dragonfly inn ornament | bookpage balls | austen minibook set Turn on an episode of Gilmore girls, brew yourself a hot cup of coffee a decorate your tree! And if you need some inspiration... I've got you covered! And maybe if you're a good boy or girl, you'll find some of these beauties under that gorgeously decorated tree! #christmas
Would you like some Birthday Mallomars?
In addition to our awesome night where we met Laura Osnes and Rose Abdoo (GYPSY!), I celebrated Shubert Alley Cat's birthday with the following awesome gifts. I wanted to make sure, as you finish up your last minute holiday shopping, that you are aware that these two Etsy shops exist! Firstly, the amazing card. Made by the even more amazingly named She Can Lift a Horse on Etsy. Gilmore girls references all over the place! Buy your own Birthday Mallomars here! And then it wa
morning coffee at luke's | Happy Happy Jane!
December 16, 2014 Jane Austen is looking good for 239 years young! And to celebrate it, I think it's time for another viewing of something that gives me life... THE LIZZIE BENNETT DIARIES! #janeausten #birthday #morningcoffeeatlukes