So when I finished reading The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco I knew I had to pair this with a place that would also share it’s atmospheric beauty. The book’s Asian-inspired fantasy world sounds stunning, so I wanted a place that when you walk in you think ‘WOW’. That is why the Moving Sidewalk in the … More A Moving Witch
There are few things in life I love more than books and coffee, but my family and close friends outdo even that obsession. So when the time came I needed to go home, my son and I downloaded some audio books, packed up the car, and set out on our 18 hour journey. The circumstances … More A Vampy Honeymoon
This blog will be slightly different than all my others, but I appreciate you reading 🙂 I cannot remember a time I didn’t have a book in my hand. My mom was an avid reader of the horror genre, so even as early as eight I can remember consuming Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and John … More Tribute to an Old Classic – Randy Norris 1962 – 2016
For those of you following along at home, you will notice the trend of my blog typically starts with the location where I read, followed by my book review. However, this time I was torn. Both the book and the location were fantastic, but the book just outshines everything! So….Dark Matter…. forgive me while I … More A Multiverse of Waffles…or one can hope
When you ask a person from here where to go for coffee, Nina’s Coffee Cafe (pronounced Ny-na) will always be in their top three suggestions. Every. Time. Named after Nina Clifford who once ran a brothel in the late 1800s-early 1900s in St. Paul and who has become somewhat of a legend, though most is believed … More A Cautionary Tale…and of course, coffee.
It’s Wednesday night and I have some time to kill before heading to my son’s hockey game in Stillwater. There is a coffee shop there called The Daily Grind I’ve been meaning to check out. So naturally, that’s where I’m headed … except they are closed. Deep breath, don’t panic! I look at my map, … More A Fractured Coffee Hunt
It’s Friday night so naturally, I will either go home and read, or bribe two friends to join me for coffee at 7pm. I live a crazy life! Thankfully, I have amazing friends. Five Watt Coffee is in South Minneapolis on Nicollet Ave between 37th and 38th Street. Street parking mostly and I typically end … More Five Watts of Magic
There is something captivating about a good cup of coffee paired with a good book. The only thing better is a city with countless options to enjoy both. I am a Texas native transported to the Land of Ten Thousand Lakes roughly 11 yrs ago. Life threw a curveball or two, and now I find … More SpyGirl and an Angelmaker