This is the true story of several bottles of wine reputed to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson. They were bought by collectors and connoisseurs, and then suspicions began to arise that these bottles, and several others said to be of 18th-century vintage, were frauds. I basically had two reactions to this book as I… Continue reading 3. The Billionare’s Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace
What’s the oldest book you own? At my mom’s, we still have the Little House on the Prairie series–some I inherited from my older sister, the rest I bought myself or was given. At my own place, it’s probably Starting From Scratch by Rita Mae Brown. It’s a writer’s manual that my dad bought for… Continue reading memes: books
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Imagine my delight on realizing this book fit the Cannonball Read requirements. Traveling is very conducive for reading: I started this yesterday in the airport, read on the plane, and finished it this morning on my friend’s front porch while I listened to her neighbor’s wind chimes. Practically perfect in every way. The Graveyard Book… Continue reading 2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
What’s this? Something new?
I signed up for two challenges this year: Cannonball Read and Get Your Words Out. I planned originally to log them over at another unused domain I have, but I’ve since decided to centralize things more and post my word counts (lots of those) and my book reviews (not so many of those) here instead.… Continue reading What’s this? Something new?
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
It only took four months, but ladies and gentlemen, I have read. a. novel. I decided to start with something familiar. I read this book first when I was twelve or so, and Bronte’s style—her long, luxurious sentences, her dense grammar, her rich and evocative adjectives—influenced my writing for years. I even have a pen… Continue reading 1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte