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We Jews, we thought all this stuff up, we invented this Big Lie from which all Christianity, all Western civilization, has sprung, because we too were ashamed. 126 more words


Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Don’t think I’m this big Gary Shteyngart fan just because he’s the first author to feature a second time on this blog. Though you could say I didn’t hate his other book or I wouldn’t be touching this one. 162 more words

Reading The Why

Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart

Every time I go to the library, I get a whole stack of books out. I always do. The limit is something like 30 books at any time, and the library being two bus rides and a few stops on the underground away means I don’t get out there that often. 136 more words

The day we knew that people don't care about books anymore

That the Nobel Prize in Literature just went to a celebrity folk singer whose heyday has long since passed has been lauded by Bob Dylan lovers, mocked by literary critics, and mourned by some writers. 495 more words

Road Trip Wisdom

We’re driving my older daughter’s car from Texas to New York, packed with everything that she and her sister need for their freshman and sophmore years at college. 883 more words

Life Confessions

Bookalikes: spots and dots and prismatic colours

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Sometimes I come across a set of covers that seem to evoke each other – and this edition of bookalike-lookalikes is all about spots.  41 more words