In the Name of Salome

A powerful story full of serious ideas, In the name of Salomé, a novel by Julia Alvarez, leads the reader on the long journey of two women, mother and daughter, as they fight their way through life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Alvarez tells the story of Salomé Ureña, national poetess of the Dominican … Continue reading

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

The excellent writing, fabulous world-building, and deep side characters make up for the insecure and often whiny protagonist in Cassandra Clare’s Clockwork Angel. The end of the book gives us a glimmer of hope that Tessa could someday be the heroine we’ve been waiting for. After the sudden death of her Aunt Harriet, Tessa leaves … Continue reading

Missing Bill Glavin

Bill Glavin: a cynical old man with a marshmallow heart. I know, you’re probably wondering how that’s possible. Well, here goes. Glavin worked at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications (Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY) for 37 years. His time as a Magazine Journalism professor spanned four decades. And through those four decades, he was … Continue reading

Oakwood Cemetery – Syracuse, NY

Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

The many writing problems in Christopher Paolini’s Brisingr distract from the interesting story and life-like characters. In comparison with the first two books of the Inheritance Cylce, the third one doesn’t seem as natural or fluid. The story begins with Eragon and Roran attempting to rescue Roran’s fiancée, Katrina, and her father, Sloan, from the … Continue reading

Phil Gigante and his Harem

The only reason Bonnie Fox even picked up the series is because her good friend, Phil Gigante, encouraged her to do so. Gigante narrates all of Karen Marie Moning’s audio books, and found the Fever series very interesting. So Fox picks up the audio edition of the books and falls in love. She’s not a … Continue reading

A Fae Moon Rising

As the vampire’s bite begins to dull, the fair folk ready their advance On a cold December night in Ann Arbor, Bonnie Fox, Jordy Albert, eight other women, and one lone male sit clustered around a very strange object in an Irish pub. As the waitresses and busboys walk past the table, they give the … Continue reading

Since I haven’t read any Mario Vargas Llosa books yet…

Prospero’s Daughter, by Elizabeth overwhelms the reader with the increasing suspense, gripping characters and wonderful writing, despite the slow start. While it may be inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it certainly creates a spot for itself in the world of literature. The book is set in Nunez’s native country, Trinidad, near the end of Britain’s … Continue reading

The Day it Didn’t Rain

Today was a good day. I got all snazzed up for the Career Fair in the Carrier Dome. Met some great people that will hopefully lead to a full-time job after I graduate this May. I still can’t believe I’ll have a Master’s degree. So unreal. Anyways, there have been two sunny days this October. … Continue reading

Sierra Nevada Beer

Do you love Sierra Nevada Beer? Do you like it, think it’s okay, or hate it? Please, please, please take my survey. Click here to take the survey! I put this together for a marketing class. We have been asked to put together a customer profile for the Sierra Nevada Beer company, based out of … Continue reading

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