Mozart and the Angel of Death

October 26th, 2011

When I was a teenager, my parents had the wisdom to give me a gift that I didn’t yet know I’d want. My love for Alanis Morissette and Red Hot Chili Peppers – the other two CDs I was given that year – has long since passed (RIP), but my gushing adoration for Mozart’s Requiem Read More

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Steampunk Mania

August 19th, 2011

Dear Librarian: What in the world is a Steampunk book? Dear Reader, Oh, I am so glad you asked that question. I love Steampunk! Excessive amounts of coffee and Steampunk books are my two favorite guilty pleasures. According to, Steampunk is “a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the Read More

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