What I Learned This Week: 20

Sunday, October 1 – Saturday, October 7   This Week Underground: This week started underneath Cincinnati on American Legacy Tours’ Underground Tour benefiting the Cat Adoption Team. I’ve been on this tour before, but I’m such a homer I couldn’t resist a repeat. The tour starts on Vine St discussing Cincinnati’s brewing and drinking heritageContinue reading “What I Learned This Week: 20”

Where Oh Where…

Mindfully shopping for items I don’t really need   A book that has been on my radar of “books to read” for a long while is Vegas: Memoir of a Dark Season by John Gregory Dunne. I come across the title occasionally in those listicle-type articles the internet is so great at. When the internet wants to suggest an interesting book to me, I click rightContinue reading “Where Oh Where…”

Book and (substituting for beer) a wine #3

Lazy summer evening with a light rain misting the neighborhood, I opted for the 5 block walk to Zula for flat bread with an eye on taking half home for breakfast tomorrow. Done! Book: In the Country of the Blind by Edward Hoagland. I picked up this book randomly and took it home based on the AnnieContinue reading “Book and (substituting for beer) a wine #3”

Book and a Beer

A couple years ago I came across a Tumbler page called BookandBeer. The page is pretty simple. Every week the guy who runs the page (I think it’s a guy) posts a picture of, wait for it…, a book and a beer submitted from readers. Simple. Here’s the entire premise lifted from their page: WhatContinue reading “Book and a Beer”

Non-Fiction is Your Friend

Nobody who asks me for a book recommendation wants me to suggest a non-fiction book. It’s an unwritten rule of recommending books, that the person asking wants a work of fiction. Readers want a basic book with a good story, obviously. But they often want one that’s not too tough to read, and preferably notContinue reading “Non-Fiction is Your Friend”