There is nothing quite like a Terry Pratchett book to cleanse my reading palette. The man writes in exactly my kind of witty. This is the second Discworld book I've delved into the first, Small Gods, took the solemn topic of religion and turned down every witty and clever road to make light of it … Continue reading Eric
The goal was to get from Dublin to Galway. My dad had arranged for a car rental but without even having to talk about it we both knew neither of us wanted to drive in, or really even near, the city of Dublin. We could have managed, sure, but if you don't have to, why … Continue reading May 19 2017: Winging It!
Holy hiatus, Batman! A new city and a new gig have kept me distracted and away from my books for longer than I like. I've finally adjusted to a new schedule and when I haven't been exploring I've been working my way through The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer. I was happy to … Continue reading The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu
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!