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Book Bits: LA Times Book Prizes, 'The Sympathizer,' Monica Burne, 'Black Dove White Raven'

Sometimes I think the editors are on vacation when bestselling novels roar through the publishing house. I won’t tell you the title and author, but suffice it to say, when I’m reading what’s advertised as a fast-paced, spy-vs.-spy thriller, I don’t want the action to lurch to a stop while the author uses an entire chapter to describe the upbringing of one of the characters. 952 more words

Book Bits

the unforgettable pappagallo

It’s been a while but I am back!
I just finished reading an amazing book which so happened to be written by an (English) author who has lived in Italy for a long time, decades, perhaps 30 years. 277 more words

Favourite Books

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***  I Will be live tweeting from all ballpark venues I am watching games at.  428 more words

Cincinnati Reds

Saturday 7th March

There’s a mound on the front of my chin that I can’t pop. The green phlegm continues to shoot forth from my mouth. I’m all kinds of attractive. 1,040 more words

An Italian education: the further adventures of an expatriate in Verona

Author: Tim Parks

Language: English

Summary: Tim Parks’s best seller, Italian Neighbors, offered a sparkling, witty, and acutely observed account of an expatriate’s life in a small village outside of Verona. 104 more words


Meditation is the Key (1/2): The Beginning of Biosphere Consciousness?

Meditation is the key for opening the doors of mysteries. In that state man abstracts himself: in that state man withdraws himself from all outside objects; in that subjective mood he is immersed in the ocean of spiritual life and can unfold the secrets of things-in-themselves.

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Bahá'í Faith

More Wonderful Fiction from the NYer

Tim Parks had a lovely story in the Dec. 8th issue of The New Yorker.

Reverend” is the tale of Thomas Sanders’s relationship with his late father, a fervent minister. 199 more words