Review & Spicy Coffee-Spiked Hot Chocolate – Dai Sijie

Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Author: Dai Sijie
Format: Paperback, 184 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-385-72220-9
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: First published 2000

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie has been on my TBR list for about a year and I was fortunate to find a copy at my local library’s used book sale.

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Weekly Smile: Discovering Something New

I haven’t done one of these in a long time. Actually, I don’t ever recall doing one on this blog.

Anyway, Weekly Smile hosted by Trent over at Trent’s World and the premise is simple: share something or some things that made you smile during the week.

Mine was looking for a concert to go when I come back from Maryland, and I found these fellas are playing at my local amphitheater; which is pretty cool because it’s the same day I go for my flute lesson (I decided to start playing again). Don’t worry if the two don’t correlate for you. Just smile, nod your head and go with it.

So, what made you smile this week? 🙂

Stacking the Shelves – End of June

My last Stacking the Shelves encompassed the books I procured during May and mid-June and since then I have managed to acquire a few more.

I love, love going to the used book sales, especially the library book sales. Oh, the treasures.

I have a technique. One that’s been admired by men and women alike. I start in one spot, check out the tops of the tables and then move on to the boxes on the floor under the tables and sometimes there are boxes stacked on top of boxes. Continue reading

Reading and Eating

Hello to all my bookish peeps! I’m in the process of catching up on my reading, but it’s not easy, especially since. . .

  1. I keep adding to my already overflowing bookshelves (more on that in an upcoming post)
  2. I added another book to the reading list

Anyway, I’m looking at how to breathe a little more life into my blog, and what I’ve decided is give you a bit more of me.

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Review 19 & Friday 56 – We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Happy Friday Sunday! I’m especially happy because Frdiay was my birthday.

🎂🎉🎊Go, Erica, it’s you’r birthday!🎉🎊🎂

Now that I have publically and shamelessly wished myself a happy birthday, let me get on with the review and Friday 56 of We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Title: We Should All Be Feminists
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Format: Paperback, 48 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1101911761
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release Date: February 3, 2015

Adichie is, dare I say it, my hero.

I was on the wait list for this essay, which is a modified version of the TedxEuston Talk she did in 2012. Continue reading