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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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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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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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Book Questions:

I got this from my good friend Ted . Naturally I had to go overboard and provide links (to my own blog), and I can never ever answer a question with only one choice. I refuse. What was the last … Continue reading

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The Books: “Lives of the Saints” – excerpt 2 (Nancy Lemann)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Lives of the Saints by Nancy Lemann I can’t just do one excerpt of this book (first one here) – even though it’s not even 150 pages long. I just love every page. I love … Continue reading

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The Books: “Lives of the Saints” (Nancy Lemann)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction: Lives of the Saints by Nancy Lemann I almost get nervous when I come to a book on my shelf that I love beyond measure. I call them my “heart’s books”. There are only a … Continue reading

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Book QA

I got this from Ted! Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Strangely enough, I cringed from reading Harry Potter. Chalk it up to my contrarian nature. If there is a unanimous clarion … Continue reading

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Ten Books I Couldn’t Live Without

1. Possession – by A.S. Byatt. Like Heather I have read this book probably 4 or 5 times – I just finished it yet again, and every time I come to it – I see different things, I relate to … Continue reading

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Re-Reading

So next Tuesday night, if I don’t have rehearsal, I will be at the New York Public Library for the following evening event which sounds faaaaabulous: REREADINGS: Like romantic love, early book-love is ecstatic. As a young reader curls up … Continue reading

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“the approach of jazz, the smell of olive, ambrosia”

An excerpt from Lives of the Saints, a novel of New Orleans, by Nancy Lemann. The whole book is a love letter to New Orleans. At five o’clock I crossed Canal Street into the Quarter with some of the clerks … Continue reading

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