Every item in a vintage shop has a history. Phoebe loves to imagine how the owner of an item originally looked in it or what inspired her to buy it. As a buyer for other stores, Phoebe dreamed of opening her own shop and her dreams have just come true. She's just opened a small shop called Vintage Village and, thanks to a story by a local start up paper, there's been no shortage of customers.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Two years ago, Amy Tan put out an ebook called Rules for Virgins. It was only available as an ebook, but at just 43 pages, it was intriguing. It served as a guide for courtesans, one in particular, on becoming successful and being named one of Shanghai's Top Ten Beauties. At the time, I commented that I would love to see a novel based on the short. I didn't realize she was setting the ground work for The Valley of Amazement.
Monday, December 2, 2013
#BookReview: The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The latest in this series set in Botswana focuses on cases, of course, but even more so on transitioning and growing. In the previous book, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi juggled multiple cases and finally got a chance to meet the author of their beloved book, The Principles of Private Detection, Clovis Andersen. This time, detective work takes somewhat of a backseat to real life.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Given a chance, who wouldn't want a few more minutes with their loved ones? If a deceased friend or relative showed up on your doorstep, complete as they were prior to death (but not all zombie like), would you welcome them back into your home and life with no questions asked, or would you be skeptical of them?
Monday, November 25, 2013
When musician-composer Nicholas first met the beautiful Hazel, he was immediately taken with her looks. Not the kind of woman he would normally pursue, there is something about the beauty who lights up every room she enters. She's the mother to his newborn daughter, Jessica, and his biggest cheerleader.