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Joan Didion Talks About Female Writers

I’ve said this many times, but I love The Paris Review “Art of Fiction” interviews. They really are a fascinating look at famous authors.

The interviewer always manages to get these writers to open up about their craft, and even their personal life to some extent. 502 more words


My Reading Life

Growing up, my house was not a house of many things. Books and toys made way for clothes and food but my earliest memory of a book is being spellbound by the vibrant colours of a picture book, the title of which I unfortunately can’t remember. 799 more words

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion is an autobiographical narrative in which Didion recounts the events leading up to her husband’s death and there after. 624 more words


The Unbearable Lightness of Packing

My journey is into the unknown. There is a starting point — I know the name of my destination. I do not know what will happen there, though I must prepare for it. 847 more words


The Young, The Lonely, and The Inarticulate

Does the title of a first blog entry set the tone the subsequent posts? I fervently hope not, because this first post is a rather contemplative, melancholic entry. 951 more words

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Next Up: Play It As It Lays

Today we start my 85th novel from the Time list. 85!

Only 16 more of these books to go, and we’ll kick off the final 16 with… 222 more words