Archives for: "April 2011"

April 25th, 2011
But of course, if you want a life of leisure, you have to take a big risk once in a while, according to Franz. more »

The Jefferson Key

April 21st, 2011
The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry Four United States presidents have been assassinated—in 1865, 1881, 1901, and 1963—each murder seemingly unrelated and separated by time. But what if those presidents were all killed for the same reason: a clause in… more »

April 20th, 2011
What I'm saying is: that day was here and then it was gone, but I remember it, so it exists somewhere, and somewhere all those events are still happening and still going on forever. I believe that. more »

The White Tiger - Aravind Adiga

April 14th, 2011
Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant. Philosopher. Entrepreneur. Murderer. Over the course of seven nights, Balram tells us the horrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life -- having nothing but his own wits to help him… more »

Books

April 13th, 2011
My love affair with books is secret to some, well known to others. I do not try to hide it, in fact I embrace it. The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be inter… more »

April 12th, 2011
As he turns away from her, she finally can name what disturbs her about him. He doesn't laugh. more »

Spoon Fed: How Eight Cooks Saved My Life - Kim Severson

April 7th, 2011
Somewhere between the lessons her mother taught her and the ones she is now teaching her own daughter. Kim Severson stumbled. She lost sight of what mattered, of how she wanted to live her life. It took a series of encounters with famous cooks to show… more »

April 5th, 2011
At a certain age men began to shrink, and yet it was precisely at that age that their trousers became too short for them. Explain that. more »

Inheritance

April 4th, 2011
Not so very long ago, Eragon—Shadeslayer, Dragon Rider—was nothing more than a poor farm boy, and his dragon, Saphira, only a blue stone in the forest. Now the fate of an entire civilization rests on their shoulders. Long months of training and battl… more »