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Morning Intention: Make Your Solitude Count

“Solitude is good. But you need someone to tell you that solitude is good.” (Balzac)

** Morning Intention: To find a balance between being alone and being with others. 358 more words

Le père Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac

This is the first book of my 2018 “French classics” TBR.  Le Père Goriot is one of the instalments of La Comedie Humaine, Balzac’s monumental fresco. 560 more words


My Readings, Year 2016

Sometimes we choose a book, other times we stumble upon one. Reading brings me somewhere in the world of a hard-working artist. Here is what I had the privilege to read in 2016. 183 more words

My Library

Balzac, Blond Love, & Book Clubs

I have read the the Penguin translations of Balzac, and a couple by Modern Library, but where are the translations of the other novels, novellas, and short stories in… 697 more words

A Few Novels of Some Personal Significance

I loves to read them there novels I does. And so I thought it would be a good idea—maybe, probably not—to share a handful of such books which hold a particular significance for me. 1,005 more words


Mummers Must Advertise: Dorothy L. Sayers, Ben Jonson, Balzac and a Host of Hogglers

Having recounted one tale of a literary reference I thought I’d found (but which turned out to be no such thing), today I’ll relate one which I’m convinced actually is there.  1,430 more words

What do you think about love?

I guess when we fall in love the world either stops or time flies by, all the flowers bloom, trees get greener and butterflies all havin’ fun as the song says…

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