Archive for March 2019

Grammar Nerds, Unite: Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer

Grammar Nerds, Unite: Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer
So I read a reference book. It’s not that I am so hard up for a new book that I picked up the only thing I hadn’t read cover to cover, lying* about my house. No, I sought this out in a bookstore. “Dreyer’s English” came to my attention either through a witty Tweet, or mention... Read more »

I'm with the Band: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I'm with the Band: Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I have been in no mood these past few days. The stories out of DC has been soul crushing to the point that even having the news on for 15 minutes makes me stabby. Taylor Jenkins Reid’s “Daisy Jones & The Six” was a perfect place to stick my head and avoid the world. This is... Read more »

This is How They Do It: The Threat by Andrew G. McCabe

This is How They Do It: The Threat by Andrew G. McCabe
Y’all remember Paul Bettany in “The DaVinci Code,” right? I am a Silas of my own making — “Oh, another ‘Trump is literally the worst person ever!’ book is out! Sign me up!” This, however, “The Threat” — it’s not so much “Trump is the devil incarnate.” It’s more about process and less about the... Read more »
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Off the Bucket List: Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart

Off the Bucket List: Lake Success by Gary Shteyngart
Thank you, Gary Shteyngart. I have been released from any fantastical musings I may have ever had about just hopping a bus or train and walking away from it all. Barry Cohen took one for the team, and I am grateful. Shteyngart’s latest, “Lake Success” is a great piece of escapist literature for anyone collapsing... Read more »