The Demon Fruit Cake – An Almost True Story

I don't know who drew this. I couldn't find a source. If you know it, let me know so I can show out the brilliant person who created this monstrosity. My family and the family of my best friend are both Italian, and we hold fast to our traditions. Some traditions are universal, such as... Continue Reading →


All the gods were terribly busy on the evening of September 10, 2001. They sent feelings of foreboding to many people and for some, they sent minor illnesses that prevented them from wanting to go to work, or to take that flight the next morning. For those who persisted despite bad feelings and upset tummies... Continue Reading →


Listen. Here's the thing. I know I'm supposed to be writing something super poignant. A retrospect of 2021. All the books I read. The struggles and challenges and victories I've had. But I can't get my brain to focus. I have started, stopped, erased, amd started this blog four times now. All because I couldn't... Continue Reading →

52 Weekly Challenges to Embrace Your Inner Bookworm

Resolutions and objectives for accomplishing, performing better, and changing the elements of one’s life that aren’t functioning or might work better come with the new year. Of course, for readers, this means establishing a lot of objectives for what they want to read or how much time they want to devote to their reading with a new calendar in front of them. But maybe, instead of establishing some lofty objectives — or perhaps besides those lofty goals — you’re seeking for something more manageable. Consider this collection of weekly reading challenges a chance to broaden your reading horizons and cross off a variety of fresh, imaginative, and witty literary bucket list items over the following 52 weeks.

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