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Places You Should Go: Links

Here’s the latest roundup of some of my favorite things I’ve read online as of late:

Literary Tourism: Los Angeles — A good starter guide if you want LA to be the backdrop of your latest reading. 233 more words

Claire Vaye Watkins

"Play It As It Lays" (I just really wish I was Joan Didion)

By the end of the week she was thinking constantly about where her body stopped and the air began, about the exact point in space and time that was the difference between Maria and other.

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In Conversation: Juliana Barbassa

Juliana Barbassa is an award-winning journalist currently living in Switzerland. Her book, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink… 2,512 more words


Reading Fear

We’re not talking about Stephen King, people. I’m talking about being afraid to face a book because it’s too real.

I shy away from (ok, avoid like the plague) any book that seems too close to home. 236 more words


And out of that comes every form of love

When you recognize that pain — and response to pain — is a universal thing, it helps explain so many things about others, just as it explains so much about yourself. 159 more words

Hello World!

I can’t pretend that the whole process of starting a blog (and my reasoning behind it) has made me feel like an unbearable cliche. Now, more than ever, your chances are pretty high of running into some pretentious self made blogger at a local happy hour.   333 more words


Joan Didion, The Cool Writer

Tracy Daugherty, is the author of the new and the first ever biography of literary icon, Joan Didion. Daugherty examines Didion’s life and her writing style from Berkeley to American… 100 more words

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