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By the rivers of Babylon

“I wish I knew when I was going to die,” ninety-six-year-old Dame Frances Anne often said.  “I wish I knew.” “Why, Dame?” “Then I should know what to read next.” — Rumer Godden, In This House of Brede I was on … Continue reading

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The backlog is here!

(Or actually, has been here for a while now, on the top menu bar.) My New Year’s resolution is to reduce significantly the backlog of books I own but haven’t read yet (what does it say that the only resolutions … Continue reading

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When I’m bad I’m better

“I was alone in the apartment, with that particular sense of luxury that solitude always gives me.  I poured myself a cup of coffee, sugared it well, and filled the cup with milk.  A habit, from many times when ten … Continue reading

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