Booklist called this “a delightfully quirky magical mystery tour via an appealingly quirky heroine.” Exactly. It is the late 19th Century in a small town on the Black Sea. Eleanora Cohen, an extraordinary little girl, sneaks on board a ship taking her father to the great capital city of Stamboul. Once they arrive, mystery and intrigue swirl around them. Before long, Eleanora is not only presented at the court of the Sultan, but she becomes one of his most important advisers! This is the kind of book that transports you to a place you’ve never been, introducing you to people you’ve never met, telling you a story you’ve never heard. It does what a novel is supposed to do, and it’s a wonderful debut from an author to watch.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.