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Happy Birthday, Joan Didion

“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.

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Joan Didion

Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016

I have never participated in memes hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but I could not resist today. This year has been such a wonderful discovery year of new books and authors for me. 498 more words


Eve Babitz' Slow Days, Fast Company: A Lighter Version of Play It As It Lays

As the increasing fascination with Los Angeles persists (all the while with New York City becoming less au courant as a place to lust after in terms of inhabitance), it seems appropriate that Eve Babitz would experience a sudden renaissance after many decades spent under the radar. 828 more words

The Opiate

ON THIS DAY: December 5, 2016

December 5th is

Comfort Food Day

Repeal of Prohibition Day *

Sacher-Torte Day *

World Soil Day *


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Look ma! It's my ego (again)

“When we start deceiving ourselves into thinking not that we want something or need something … but that it is a moral imperative that we have it, then is when we join the fashionable madmen.”

— Joan  Didion


What I Read: October & November 2016

To help me stay on track in my 2016 goals, I’m documenting the books I read all year. I liked the three-sentence reviews I wrote for August and September, so I’m going to do that again. 563 more words


Best Books I Read in 2016

I’ve finally finished my “book a week” challenge (meaning I’ve read, rated, and reviewed 52 books for the year). I actually read quite a few more than that but didn’t mark them down (on my Shannara binge, I was getting through them every 2-3 days). 1,041 more words