Monthly Archives: September 2011

Review: The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie

The Enchantress of Florence is set in a beautiful city in the east (India, I think?).  The emperor, who has begun to doubt religion and his role as ruler, befriends a mysterious stranger from the west who calls himself only … Continue reading

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Review: The Pope’s Daughter by Caroline P. Murphy

In The Pope’s Daugther: The Extraordinary Life of Felice della Rovere, Caroline P. Murphy brings to life a woman who lived during the Italian Renaissance.  Daughter of Pope Julius II, Felice lived most of her life in Rome and its … Continue reading

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Shopping Indie: My Local Bookstores

Independent bookstores are an integral part of the bookish community, yet I find that (at least in my city) many people don’t realize what indie bookstores are out there.  I live in Buffalo, NY, and the city, suburbs, and surrounding … Continue reading

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Review: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles, written in 1902 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of those stories everyone knows, or at least has heard of.  I loved matching the old movies of it as a little girl, and I … Continue reading

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Review: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot is enjoying retired life when he receives a startling letter in the mail.  It says that there will be a murder in Andover on a specific date, and it’s signed “ABC.”  The murder happens, and soon Poirot and … Continue reading

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