Going Further: The Count of Monte Cristo

Going Further: The Count of Monte Cristo

While reading The Count of Monte Cristo, and especially after I finished it, I could not get two questions out of my mind: Where is Monte Cristo and can I go there? Is this in any way related to the sandwich?   So starting with the most important, I give you the Monte Cristo. This epic sandwich is a conglomeration of greasy bread, cheese, ham, and in a few cases, fruity jams. I am proud to say that I have…

Pulled from the Pages: Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats

Pulled from the Pages: Neil Gaiman, The View from the Cheap Seats

I recently finished reading The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman (book review to come, stay tuned). But a few moments in the book really stood out, so I pulled them from the pages to share with you now. “Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is…

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

Book Review: The Count of Monte Cristo

When a friend of mine recently said, “Hey, I think I’m going to read the Count of Monte Cristo.” my initial response was, “Oh, I have a copy of that” …and then I scoffed. But after some consideration, I realized that I had never actually picked it up and read it. The tales woven by Alexandre Dumas have become part of our culture in a way – we all know of The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask…that…

Time to Make Time

I came across this article today and realized that there is a lot of truth to how much time we all spend on mindless items or being generally unproductive. It can feel really good to be unproductive when you have a long work week or are just simply tired. But if you have a goal, then in some cases the excuse of not having the time doesn’t apply. If something (like a reading goal) is that important to you, it’s…