Book Recommendation Wednesday – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

“There are only two things I can do better than most people. One of them is to make vodka from goats’ milk, and the other is to put together an atom bomb.” – Jonas JonassonThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

If you want a taste of what this book is about, that quote is the perfect morsel. I read somewhere that it is Europe’s response to Forrest Gump and was surprised at how apt of a description it was. Continue reading “Book Recommendation Wednesday – The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared”

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Meet Leo the Corgi

Meet Leo the Corgi
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My name is Leo!

My wonderful friend Kelsey (who runs the Baby Got Hardback blog) drew me this ADORABLE corgi! His name is Leo, he loves hot tea and books about food.

He is going to be a staple feature on my bookstagram account @iamabookdrunkard.

GAH, I can’t get over how adorable he is!

What is your favorite animal? Favorite book? What book do you think Leo is reading right now?

Bookstagram World

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I discovered the bookstagram world in January of 2016. If you you’re like “what the heck does bookstagram mean, that’s a made up word”, bear with me. Bookstagram refers to the bookworm community on Instagram. They share photos of books in unique and creative ways that create a wonderful space to share book recommendations, your current read or just a really pretty cover. Right after I found this magical place that lives on Instagram, I created my own bookstagram account iamabookdrunkard (shameless plug, don’t hate). Continue reading “Bookstagram World”

Recommendation Wednesday – Donna Leon & Commissario Brunetti

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First of all, I love a good mystery. Second of all, I love Italy. And look what we have here, a mystery series set in Venice, Italy. Hallelujah! There are also about twenty books in the series so you won’t be running out of reading material. Leon is still releasing new books in the Brunetti series regularly; Waters of Eternal Youth was released on March 8th, 2016 and I have already added it to my TBR list.

I highly recommend the series. They are stand alone novels (no need to read them in order) and they offer a unique insight into the police and criminal world of Italy, specifically Venice.

The Opposite of Loneliness Review

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“When a young person dies, much of the tragedy lies in her promises: what she would have done. But Marina left what she had already done: an entire body of writing, far more than could fit between these covers.” – Anne Fadiman

The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories is a compilation of fiction and non-fiction short stories written by Marina Keegan, a brilliant Yale student who died in a car crash, five days after graduation. I began reading The Opposite of Loneliness with my heart ready to break. And it did not disappoint. I only got through the introduction and had to pause because I was so overwhelmed by Marina’s story. Her life was cut so short and it broke my heart. I am amazed by everything she accomplished, even though it makes me feel very unaccomplished myself. Continue reading “The Opposite of Loneliness Review”