I am a busy mom to two mini adult children. I am learning to do things that don't revolve around their schedules, and I am doing things for myself now. I am trying to bounce back after a difficult time, and it's slow going.
This is one of my favorite places to read quietly. The children’s area is to the right, and the noise doesn’t leak into the adult area. There are tables with charging areas for adults to read and charge at the same time. The tables are close to the restroom, so it’s easy to be there for hours. Also, there are couches if you don’t need to charge. They are comfortable and it is easy to read there, too.
This is also an easy spot for an Uber pickup or to catch the K, L, or M streetcar. Down the street are many restaurants and shops, and a movie theater and bookstore. It’s a perfect place to spend a day visiting.
There are drink holders in the bathroom stalls at the Binion. The bus runs from Fremont Street to the strip. It’s much cheaper than taking a cab or Uber. They had milkshake and alcohol options. We also got cheese curds and fries. Boozy milkshakes. They do fake weddings here. It was on the way to the karaoke place. This was essentially Hennessy and cranberry. After karaoke, we wandered off to the piano bar. He wasn’t bad, but he wasn’t good, either. The MLK day parade ran right by our hotel.
Across the street from our hotel was the Mob Museum. It had a lot of information but I think I was expecting more. I am glad I went, and I’m glad I added the crime lab to the self guided tour. It was interesting, but it’s not something I’d do more than once in a lifetime.
NYPL librarians put together a dozen book bundles. These are books that go together somehow. The above linked article tells about them. Some of the topics are interesting and some are unusual. The books that I know of on the list are good choices. I am interested in most of them.
I picked this up because I didn’t have an audiobook hold available from the library, and this was available.
I felt that the author tried to touch on many controversial topics – racism, homophobia, classism, suicide, etc – and did none of them well. There were too many characters to cover in such a short book.
Also, the editor needed a little help with the hospital scene. The description of the oxygen mask and respirator made very little sense. Also, he was sent from the ICU to the ICU ? It didn’t make a lot of sense all around. A little bit of research would have made a world of comprehension.
Did we really need the food descriptions to be so detailed.? Who cares what the characters had for breakfast?
I wasn’t thrilled about the way the author wrote a lot of the female characters as jealous. Each time a man didn’t answer his phone, the female character assumed he was out cheating. Most women wouldn’t necessarily assume this. Dead on the street somewhere, sure. But ourt cheating? Not the first thought unless she had a guilty conscience herself, and not one of the female characters did, other than one who flirted a little with a doctor.
I rated it with 3 stars because with a little more editing, and a longer story, it could have been good. It just missed good and hit ok.
The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco has a policy. It is described in the above linked article. $50 minimum sales per person for breakfast. Plus 18% gratuity. Plus a fee for reservations. And, if your party lingers longer than 90 minutes, you will be charged $30 per hour per person for the lingerers. Wow! That had better be some fantastic breakfast.