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2023 Books Read

I think I might have read more books by non-American authors than American this year. Countries represented below: Austria, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Croatia, Ireland, France, Russia, Colombia. I revisited some old favorites, which I will continue to do in … Continue reading

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2022 Books Read

Some re-reads this year, but a lot of new-to-me authors as well. New novels written by faves. Been a year of upheaval and transitions. I’ve managed to keep up my regular reading schedule. I just don’t feel right if I’m … Continue reading

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2021 Books Read

I lived at three addresses this year. I moved twice. In the middle of a pandemic. It’s been a year of upheaval, transition, as well as endurance. For most of this year, the majority of my stuff was in storage. … Continue reading

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2020 Books Read

What a year, huh. What a dumpster-fire year. I read a lot, mostly in the mornings, and it helped create rituals for the days, which often seemed endlessly the same, interchangeable. I read a lot of long and challenging books … Continue reading

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Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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2013 Books Read

It’s been a hell of a year. Devastating as well as redemptive. I started it out in Memphis, and end it here in New Jersey. And now my new niece Pearl has arrived! It’s been both a busy year as … Continue reading

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7 Weird Reading Facts

Got this from ricki. 1. I am very sensitive to typeface. I will NOT read a book if I find the typeface grating or unfriendly. I have bad eyes, too, so a good typeface is important. Penguin Classics USED to … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Pursuit of Alice Thrift” (Elinor Lipman)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Pursuit of Alice Thrift by Elinor Lipman I read this wonderful book last year. Alice Thrift is a medical intern – in surgery – a rather macho field … and she is having a … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Way Men Act” (Elinor Lipman)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: The Way Men Act: A Novel by Elinor Lipman My book excerpt series keeps me focused – I don’t know why. It’s a habit. Like daily exercise, or a monthly massage. I need it. Probably … Continue reading

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The Books: “Isabel’s Bed” (Elinor Lipman)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Isabel’s Bed: A Novel by Elinor Lipman Isabel’s Bed was a pretty major hit at the time – one of Lipman’s biggest – and it’s another book that makes me laugh out loud, but also … Continue reading

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