The Book Nook: Inhale ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’

The book: “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer” by Patrick Suskind Suggested for: Anyone who is looking for a psychologically enveloping novel that makes you sympathize with the murderer (for once). Clog rating: Upon viewing the title of this week’s novel, “Perfume: The Story of a Murderer,” some assumptions can
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Feeling down in Lyon town

Believe it or not, this Francophile has the blues, or as the French would say, “J’ai le cafard” which literally translates to “I have the cockroach.” Yup, I’m finally in France and I’m feeling a little down. Although there are several contributing factors, such as the broken headphones and the
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Confessions of a Francophile

  I’ll admit it, I’m a total Francophile. I’m sure you all have at least one friend or acquaintance like me. Once I chose French as the language I wanted to (try to) learn, I totally dorked out on French culture. By French II, not only had I decided France
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OFF THE BEAT: Piss, pastries and Paris

It was nearly 7 a.m. Paris time, a full nine hours ahead of my body’s clock, which thought I was still in the Bay Area even after a 13-hour flight and two nights of no sleep. Under these conditions — with around 90 pounds of clothes and books that I
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