I have every intention of seeing some sites and visiting some museums, but it just so happens that when looking over the first few posts I’m going to write about tour, they’re all about food and alcohol. Anyone who has been following this blog for a while is completely unsurprised, I’m sure!
Down Among the Sticks and Bones, by Seanan McGuire: This is a prequel to Every Heart a Doorway. It is the story of Jack and Jill and what happened to them when they wandered into another world filled with darkness and horror. Despite knowing what lies ahead for them in the next book, it was a twisty, excellent story. VGR
A couple of weeks ago, Domingos and I headed down to the Charlottesville wine region to visit some of our favorite Virginia wineries. Continue reading “Virginia Wine Weekend”
Boston is one of my favorite cities. There is so much to see and do there, and it’s a great city to just walk around in for hours. Between walking and public transportation, it’s very easy to get around without a car. When we visited last month, we walked a total of 34 miles in four days! Continue reading “Around Boston”
We took a lovely cruise on the Charles River focusing on Boston’s architecture. It was very interesting, but since it’s been about a month now, I remember almost no details. Without further ado, enjoy the following pictures!
In honor of the Red Sox’s first postseason game later today, I decided to finally get around to posting our photos of Fenway Park and the Red Sox game we went to last month. Continue reading “Fenway Park”
Young Jane Young, by Gabrielle Zevin: Zevin is a ridiculously talented writer. Her books are so varied, and they’re always interesting and well-written. I wasn’t wildly interested in Young Jane Young based on the synopsis – a young political intern has an affair with the much-older, married congressman she’s working for, a la Monica Lewinsky. And yet I couldn’t put the book down. Zevin tells the story in five distinct sections from different points of view – the intern’s mother, the intern herself (years later and having changed her name), the intern’s daughter as she discovers her mother’s past, the congressman’s wife (who stayed with him through the affair’s aftermath), and then, finally, the intern herself as she goes through the affair, in a unique choose-your-own-adventure section. Zevin’s insightful commentary on slut-shaming, feminism, and the challenges of being a woman are spot-on and never preachy, just an intrinsic part of the story she’s telling. VGR Continue reading “September 2017 Books”
On the second of our two nights in Connecticut, we took a sunset cruise with the Essex Steamtrain and Riverboat Company. At the Essex Railroad Station, we boarded this charming train for a short ride to the riverboat dock.