Breakfast & Books… lots and lots of books.

Breakfast & Books… lots and lots of books.

This week’s breakfast was nice and uneventful.  Everyone was using their inside voices and no one offered me a free kids meal.  The food was delicious and I ate too much, as usual.  It has been a VERY good week for book purchases, too. These are the books I bought at Barnes & Noble.  I’ve been putting off buying Madame Bovary for some reason, but I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss out on the hardcover edition, so I […]

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Book review: While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut

Book review:  While Mortals Sleep by Kurt Vonnegut

In the Foreword, Dave Eggers writes: I’ve been thinking a lot about what we lost when we lost Kurt Vonnegut, and the main thing that keeps coming to mind is that we lost a moral voice.  We lost a very reasonable and credible—though not to say staid or toothless—voice who helped us know how to live. Vonnegut has been one of my favorite authors since reading Welcome to the Monkey House in high school and I agree with Eggers.  In everything […]

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Breakfast & Books

Breakfast & Books

So… this week’s breakfast was kind of interesting.  It was pretty busy when we got to Perkins, since we didn’t get our lazy butts there until noon.  We asked to be seated in our favorite waitress’s area (she’s the best waitress there), and settled in to our usual breakfast conversations.  Well, there was an older couple seated at a table next to our booth, and they were obviously not happy with how busy the restaurant was and how long it […]

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list complete with one of their bloggers’ answers.  Everyone is welcome to join.  All they ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own post and comment on theirs with a link to your Top Ten Tuesday, to share with them and all those who are participating.  If you don’t have […]

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Book review: True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself by Janet Jackson

Book review: True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself by Janet Jackson

  I have to tell you ahead of time that I may be a bit biased about this book.  Janet Jackson has long been one of my idols, and there isn’t much she could do that I wouldn’t like.  With that out of the way… It is no secret that Ms. Jackson has had plenty of body image and weight issues.  The tabloids just love to point out the misfortunes of the rich and famous, and the Jackson family has […]

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Breakfast & Books… without the breakfast.

Breakfast & Books… without the breakfast.

Well, this week’s Breakfast & Books date turned out to be just books, and it wasn’t really a date because I went by myself.  Eric has a nasty cold, so we skipped breakfast and I just made a quick trip to BN to pick up the book I was planning on buying today (and a second one that I was kind of surprised to find).  I also ran some errands and got a haircut, so the day wasn’t a total […]

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Book review: Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro

Book review:  Devotion: A Memoir by Dani Shapiro

Devotion is a collection of 102 relatively short, connected essays, all written over the span of two years while Shapiro was trying to sort out what her personal beliefs are.  Coming from an Orthodox Jewish family that had always told her what to believe, she was having a hard time deciding what to put her faith in as an adult who makes her own choices.  She starts to question whether going through the motions of daily life is all there […]

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Book review: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

Book review: The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks

  The Sword of Shannara takes place in the Four Lands (presumably in the distant future of our world), 2000 years after the Great Wars destroyed most of the planet.  Five races inhabit the lands:  Men, Elves, Dwarves, Gnomes and Trolls. Shea is a half-elven young man who has been adopted by the Ohmsford family and lives a quiet life in Shady Vale where he and his brother, Flick, help their father run the family inn.  Shea’s peace and quiet […]

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Breakfast & Books

Breakfast & Books

It was so nice to have a Breakfast & Books Date with Eric yesterday.  We had to cancel it last week because schools here were closed due to the nasty weather and the kids were home.  Two weeks between dates may not sound like very long, but it felt like it lasted forever!  Breakfast was relatively uneventful, and then we were on our way to shop for books. The very first thing I do when we get to Barnes & […]

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Interview with Jessica Meigs, author of The Becoming: Outbreak

Jessica Meigs is the up and coming author of the series The Becoming: A Tale of the Zombie War.  As I mentioned in my review for The Becoming: Outbreak, Jessica and I often chat on Twitter, but I didn’t know a whole lot about her as an author.  I started to send her a personal email with all of the questions that follow, but then I thought, ‘You know what?  I should interview her for my blog so everyone can […]

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