Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote, Review

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote, Review I have often heard that Truman Capote is an excellent writer who has a unique style of writing, and that Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of his best pieces of writing. I finally got around to reading Breakfast at Tiffany's, a novella, and I didn't like. I have never seen the film either, however, I couldn't understand why people think Breakfast at Tiffany's is so amazing. A friend tells me that the story is about romance, and I am thinking, whatever. I read the Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote over two weeks ago and I have been having a hard time getting excited about writing the … [Read more...]

Read a Short Story Every Day – A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Read a Short Story Every Day - A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch

Read a Short Story Every Day - A Dark Mirror by Arthur Quiller-Couch Do you want to read more, but cannot find the time? Why not get the process started by reading a short story every day. At American Literature, you get a choice of many stories to choose from, or you can read the story of the day that’s chosen for you. You may be thinking that there isn’t much diversity since all the short stories are “American” but that's not the case, and there is diversity because there are many different authors, some of whom you may not have heard of. And there is also diversity in the genre and even the length of the stories. There are also some … [Read more...]

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur

Business Generation Model Canvas

Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur Are you seriously thinking about starting a business? Has the environment in which you are operating your business changed significantly? If you answered yes to any of the two questions, read Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur. I first learned about Business Model Generation about three years ago from a friend, Carol Roberts. I do not read a lot of business books so I wasn’t overly keen on reading it. A few months ago I was reading an article, and in it, a young woman mentioned … [Read more...]

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving

Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving is a short story - 20 pages - found in Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (Penguin Classics). Published in 1819, Rip Van Winkle is the name of the protagonist in the story, which is set in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Yesterday I reviewed The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and both stories are mentioned in the Harvard Classics Bookshelf. When I saw Rip Van Winkle among the must-reads, the name felt very familiar to me, but after I read the story, I have no recollection of having read it before.  Rip Van Winkle is a good natured man and the people in the … [Read more...]

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

he Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a short story, first published in 1820, and is among the books included in the Harvard Classics. Whenever I am reading a book that is on a reputable must-read list, I scrutinize it more carefully because I want to determine for myself why the book made it on the list. Interestingly enough, Rip Van Winkle, another one of Washington Irving’s short story is on the list as well. The edition of the book I have includes: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, The Specter Bridegroom and The Devil and Tom Walker, all ghost stories. So far I … [Read more...]