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Zadie Smith Is Zadie Smith

Hello, I am officially done with BOOK #50!! Halfway there and well over halfway through the year, but I’m okay with that and I have faith that I can still reach 100 books this year. 527 more words


$20 Anyone?

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     —  Eleanor Roosevelt . On This Day In: 2014 And Yet I Still Study… 14 more words

From the R&RG Archive: "I Love All Beauteous Things"

Friends, this week has been a busy one. In addition to work and the other work of child-chasing, there’s been traveling and a tiny bit of writing and even reading. 329 more words

Recommended Reading

The Zadie Smith Novel You Might Have Missed

If the Litvinoffs are your kind of fictional family, the Belseys and the Kippses might be, too. An aging interracial couple living in a college town and duly playing their longstanding roles of professor and academic wife, Howard and Kiki Belsey are trapped in a swirl of resentments and sexual and professional frustrations. 78 more words


Learning to Love Yourself: Developing Your Own Beauty

Everyone is trying to redefine beauty. I would say that it’s “nowadays,” but it’s not new. Beauty has been undergoing a constant process of definition and redefinition since civilization dawned, or at least since history began: with every major culture and generation, a new “ideal psychique” arises. 1,066 more words


Read It: On Beauty by Zadie Smith

While on vacation in Costa Rica I spent part of time reading the novel “On Beauty” by Zadie Smith. I’d previously read (devoured) “NW” and “THE AUTOGRAPH MAN” as well as short stories like “ 395 more words


Top 5: 2015 Books (So Far)

Woop, woop! We are halfway through 2015 and so this is a high time to share the five best books I read so far (excluding re-reads, because if I included re-reads PERCY JACKSON, need I say more). 403 more words