I was on this trip to Ireland with my dad because because I just graduated from UW-Madison and my parents bought me the flight tickets as a graduation gift. Given that my major was English and in my last semester I took a James Joyce class I was psyched to check out some sort James … Continue reading May 18, 2017: Joyce, Jameson, and New Friends
Our first full day in Dublin started with some phone calls and messages over breakfast. As I've said before our Airbnb was very central so as soon as we were up and ready to go we walked across the street to O'Sheas Merchant and Ned O'Sheas for some breakfast and planning. We had been in touch … Continue reading May 18th 2017: Books and Lunch in Dublin!
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles is the type of book that I would look at and assume it's going to be a very literary novel in the most depressing slightly difficult to read sense. The very premise, a Count from Russia is deemed an "unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal" and is sentenced to house … Continue reading A Gentleman In Moscow
A little fuzzy headed but eager to explore we headed out to figure out what Dublin had to offer, particularly in terms of food. Turns out the airplane meal and a Guinness upon arrival wasn't enough to hold us over. We were happy to see that everywhere we planned on visiting within Dublin was easily … Continue reading May 17 2017: My Goodness My Guinness!
Who is looking to plan out their book buying schedule for March? The Italian Party by Christina Lynch comes out on March 27, 2018 and I have been given a copy in exchange for an honest review. The book follows Michael and Scottie, newly weds who just moved to Siena in 1956. It's the Cold … Continue reading The Italian Party
You know how sometimes you just run on adrenaline for the first twenty four hours of a trip you're on because you are just too excited too rest? We arrived in Dublin and my twenty four hours were almost up. When we landed we waited in line for a bit to go through customs. As … Continue reading May 17th 2017: Arriving in Dublin
Third Girl by Agatha Christie is the second of hers I've read. The first was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd although via PBS I have been consuming her stories for many years. I've also heard people say for years that Agatha Christie only gets better and you never seem to know exactly what's happening right until … Continue reading Third Girl