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Brand Spanking New!

This week’s story has never, EVER been shared ANYWHERE! Not forums or books or blogs. I wrote it about 6 years ago (maybe more), and some of you will recognize the first incarnation of another of my main characters here. 71 more words


Welcome to Nabokov Cocktail!

Hello and welcome!

The idea behind this blog is to make academia accessible to readers outside of academic circles in a fun and simple way, based on the collection of Nabokov’s literary lectures, titled – unsurprisingly – … 381 more words


Emma (#65)

And so we shoot up the list for a book in the top 100, one I have long wanted to read: Emma, by Jane Austen. I really enjoyed it. 1,453 more words


The UK Trip

As I’ve addressed in previous blogs, I was, and am, a voracious reader. There’s very little I won’t consume by way of fiction. It shocks me at times, how I can walk into a bookstore and identify titles I’ve read by shelf, aisle, and section. 694 more words

Ode to love advice...well, really just a reminder that love is activated in mysterious ways but it happens nonetheless.

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Northanger Abbey Review

Synopsis: During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine’s love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry and Eleanor Tilney, who invite her to their father’s mysterious house, Northanger Abbey. 816 more words


Paying Visits

I have been paying visits on this trip–and talking.  I started at home, at my brother’s place, high and lonesome in the southern Ohio hills.  We played music together–he is a gifted singer and bassist.   799 more words

Day To Day Life