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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wino Review: Paradise - Pinot Grigio

Type: White
Name: Paradise - Pinot Grigio
Location: Delle Venezie, Italy
Review: As Pinot Grigio's go, this is quite delicious. This is a perfect balance of dry and sweet notes with very a refreshing hint of citrus and fruit. I am content sipping this alone, but it would also be great with a light summer salad or with a rich creamy dinner. I have to say, I am a fan of this white, and I just might finish the bottle by myself... immediately.

Review: 1984 - George Orwell

Rating: 3/5
Summary: In Orwell's 1984 we live in a world forever watched by "Big Brother" and history is rewritten to fit the present and future. Sex is strictly for reproduction only and rebellious thoughts are outlawed with the consequences of torture and death.
Review: With many children being required to read this in high school, and being considered on the best dystopian novels of all time, I had high expectations set. However, I did not enjoy this book in the least. Like most older books, especially those required in high school English Literature, the plot is extremely slow and relatively uneventful. In our modern society, we need more fast paced and event packed plot lines to keep our interest. Additionally, I found the heroine's personality unbelievable and the characters difficult to relate to. I know, I am criticizing a "classic" so flame me as you will, but I simply can not classify this as a "page-turner" or "must read." I apologize in all sincerity to all my past English Lit teachers....
After a long hiatus due to my newly born daughter, I'm back with some changes. In addition to book reviews, I will now be doing wino wine reviews (seeing as I am no longer banned from drinking.) I will also be dropping the cooking attempts (due to my lack of time to cook with two babies under one and a half.) So, look forward to some new posts coming soon! First up will be 1984 by George Orwell....