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My Favorite Travel Book: The Historian

My absolutely favorite book about travel is called The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.  It is a tale of three intersecting timelines of a family working together to track down and eliminate Dracula. 389 more words


Travel Options: 2015 and Beyond

I’ve been told if you’re planning a trip overseas you should begin preparations a year in advance. Perhaps this is so but in my mother’s case her recently completed trip to Ireland (‘twas “wonderful” she sighed!) was booked barely three months prior. 394 more words

The Historian: 25 Years After Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing

By Spencer. Brooklyn, New York and Ferguson, Missouri are 950 miles apart — but it’s a trip that takes 25 years. In the quarter century since Spike Lee’s… 952 more words


One month later...

Since last month I had a good walk in the book world. My daily read, Crime and Punishment, by the famous russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, has been put on a stop state since I started Hóspede Secreto (Secret Guess, in a free translation), by Miguel Sanches Neto, about which I talked in the last post. 210 more words

The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova #bookreview

I gave this book away before I read it.

It was a mistake. Giving it away, I mean.

It happened innocently enough. I was summer cleaning my house, and I thought I wouldn’t have time to read it, so I passed it on to a local Friends of the Library store. 365 more words


Book 18: The Historian

          Vampires in literature have gone through the wringer over the past several years as authors have done their best to squeeze every last bit of creativity from the these undead monsters. 585 more words

Philosophy & The Finer Things

The Historian: Smashing Pumpkins Discography, Vol. 4 (1998-2015)

By Spencer.Everything ends badly. Or else it wouldn’t end.” — Tom Cruise, Cocktail.

By 1998, the Smashing Pumpkins were already falling apart. 1,699 more words