First Impression Friday: “Opium & Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

After seeing Opium and Absinthe on several Top Ten Tuesday: Mardi Gras Colors posts, I realized I'd chosen it as a Kindle First book at some point last year but had never bothered to read it, so I found it again on GoodReads and decided that a snowy day in February was the best time … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “Opium & Absinthe” by Lydia Kang

First Impression Friday: “When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age” by Justin Kaplan

Full disclosure: I get a lot of my books nowadays from the library where my mom works. She'll bring a stack of donated books home and we'll go through them together, picking out one or two where or there to buy and then she'll take the rest of the stack home. This weekend, the book … Continue reading First Impression Friday: “When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age” by Justin Kaplan