Books ‘n’ Breakfast: Kafka and Avo-toast

Mortar & Pestle – Lake View: I’m back tracking a little bit going back to Chicago, but this was one of my favorites when I left, so I felt it was worth back tracking (actual phrase? tbd). My friend and I discovered it while in search of avocado toast that we were too lazy to make…

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Books ‘n’ Breakfast: The Favorites

“Favorite” is a strong, yet overused word in my vocabulary. I’m just really enthusiastic about things I like I guess (?). Looked up the definition of “favorite” and it’s simply “a person or thing regarded with special favor or preference”. Thus, not mutually exclusive, so I can have as many favorites as I want. So to get you’re Monday going here are a couple…

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Books ‘N’ Breakfast: The Devil and Unicorn Blood French Toast

I’ve always been a fan of the macabre. I’ve watched more crime shows than any person needs to see, I love zombie flicks, horror movies, mostly anything Halloween-y, and in high school Macbeth was my favorite Shakespeare play (because most high schoolers have a “favorite” Shakespeare play – NERD ALERT). It’s no wonder why The…

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Books ‘n’ Breakfast: Bennison’s with a side of Bukowski

There’s nothing like having a great cup of coffee with (insert favorite breakfast food here) and a good book, to start your day. Granted, I don’t actually get to do that unless it’s the weekend or I’m on vacation, but I fully plan on doing so everyday when I retire in like 40 years. During…

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Smells Like Summer

Disclaimer: I’ve been taking a class on global leadership (don’t ask me why, I can’t be sure) that was owning my life for the past 10 weeks, hence no posts so… here is my attempt to getting back into “blogging”… again. The other day I was on Amazon picking books for my summer reading list…

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Quick ‘n’ Dirty

In attempts to make up for lost time (aka me being lazy about blogging) thought I would do a quick and dirty book review of the books I have read since Disgrace, by J. M. Coetzee, what I’m in the middle of reading, and looking forward to… reading. So here we go. Recently Read: 1.…

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Disgrace

Author: J.M. Coetzee, 2003 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Published: 1999 Classification: South Africa-Fiction PoV: third person narrative (sort of) Pgs. 220 Random Quote: “So: once she was only a little tadpole in her mother’s body, and now here she is, solid in her existence, more solid than he has ever been. With luck she…

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Author: Ben Fountain Published: May 2012 Classification: Historical/Current Events Fiction PoV: First person – stream of consciousness Pgs. 307 Favorite Chapter Title: Dry-Humping For the Lord Random Quote: “Here at home everyone is so sure about the war. They talk in certainties, imperatives, absolutes, views that seem quite reasonable in the context. A kind of…

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Wild

I’m a pretty avid reader, have been most of my life, thus people assume I’m good at recommending books, but I’m actually terrible at it. Most of the time I can’t remember the titles of books , authors, or even a general plot line, which is all key for recommending a book. So, I figured…

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