Bi-Weekly Book Recommendation: The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear

  “The written word is redundant on the high seas. Why? Because paper gets wet too easily.” ― Walter Moers, The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear       ‘The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear’ is a fantastic fairy tale for the whimsical adult in all of us. Both written and illustrated by Walter Moers, he brings us into the…

Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Author Love #6

You’ve probably seen this name before. Carlos Ruiz Zafon hit it big in the English speaking world when his first book in ‘The Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ series, ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ was translated. He is a native to Barcelona, Spain, which is where the setting for his adult series takes place. I fell in love with his…

Sidney’s First Day of School

Here I am on the seventh floor of one of four buildings that make up my college, bored as hell. My first class let out early, so I have over an hour before the next one starts. As I ventured from one building to the next, pondering over what to do besides eat between classes,…

Bi-Weekly Book Recommendation: Beatrice and Virgil

“Don’t worry about being good…. Aspire to be authentic.” ― Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil Yann Martel’s first book, ‘Life of Pi’, was a worldwide smash hit. Loved by millions for its emotional look into the strength of human faith; not only in a spiritual sense, but a physical one as well. Yann Martel’s second book, not so…