Monthly Archives: November 2009

Book review: Flower of Life

Flower of Life, Fumi Yoshinaga. DMP books, 4 vols. (Amazon) You may remember my pair of posts from September on Yoshinaga’s Oo-oku (a new volume comes out in early December, and I’m excited!) Flower of Life is a high school … Continue reading

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Book review: Bittersweet

Bittersweet: Recipes and Tales from a Life in Chocolate, Alice Medrich. Artisan, 2003. (Amazon) I picked this book up several years ago, and I read it then. It’s a cookbook, devoted entirely to chocolate: truffles, cakes, brownies, and some savory … Continue reading

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Book review: Palimpsest

Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente, Bantam/Spectra 2009 (Amazon) Cat’s latest book has generated a lot of praise, mostly about her lyrical prose. I read her Big Idea post, and I thought the concept was intriguing: A sexually-transmitted city, whose map … Continue reading

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Long time, no update.

I haven’t written here since October 21, according to my blogger dashboard. Yikes! I guess I don’t think the day to day tedium is all that interesting, either to write about or for you to read about 😉 I’ve been … Continue reading

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