Posts by Becky Giovagnoni
The Weight of a Watermelon
For some reason this drink became a burden. (Not unlike its companion book.) It wasn’t a fun, celebratory drink. It was unremarkable and became a milestone to get passed in order to move on to the next book.Read More
Brave New World was published in 1932 and all I could think as I was reading it was Seriously? This dude came up with this 85 years ago? How did he know?!Read More
Please, sir, may I have another?
The drink was good. Ish. Kinda basic – nothing too exciting. But I finished it quickly. And asked for another.Read More
Lust in the Time of Cholera
Oprah said, “This is one of the greatest love stories I have ever read.” In my opinion, this book is the antithesis of a love story.Read More
Two Not Good Things Don’t Make a Good Thing.
What a monumental disappointment to pair this gross drink with such a great book. Rye whiskey tastes like a grumpy old man. Grapefruit juice is Sour McSourson.Read More
Jane Austen, I’m sorry. And thank you.
Thank you, Jane Austen, for creating characters that I fell in love with. And for teaching me that every once in a while, the hype is for real.Read More
Shave Ice: Cocktail Edition
Tonight we made Ethan Poms. They’re champagne topped with crushed ice and grenadine drizzled over the top. Basically a champagne slushy.Read More
Ethan Frome (Or a lesson on Less is More)
I was rooting for the affair. That’s how awful Zeena was. I’ve never, ever in my life found myself on the side of an affair. But then Ethan Frome happened.Read More
Public Service Announcement: Cosmopolitans are not sweet. They are tartimus maximus. It must have something to do with the pure cranberry and lime juices.Read More
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
This is a story that will stay with me for a long time. It was extremely well-written, disturbing on a number of levels, and ultimately broke my heart.Read More