Category Archives: On the Nightstand

Falling into France, or Paris at the very least

When Bringing Up Bebe, by Pamela Druckerman (I would link to it but I’ve tried three times and for whatever reason that function isn’t working on wordpress today) was first published, her marketing people and the media presented it the way … Continue reading

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writing for another project this week

I am terribly overdue with an article for the Estella Society, the awesome new book community launched by the amazing and passionate Heather and Andi, so I am writing that this week instead of blogging here. If you love books, and … Continue reading

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Cutting for Stone

I haven’t reviewed a book here in a really long time.  It’s been slow-going reading-wise for me this year. I’ve only completed six books and four of those have required quite a bit of thought and attention, and while I’ve … Continue reading

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Moonlight Mile – Dennis LeHane

Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope your year is off to a wonderful start.  I would love to say so far, so good around here but a couple of days ago I sustained a hairline fracture to my left … Continue reading

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Reborn: Journals & Notebooks of Susan Sontag

Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947 – 1963, Susan Sontag – I completed the first in a series of three journal publications of Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks this month. Her son, David Rieff, edited them, and I I think he … Continue reading

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December means blogkeeping – Today, a 2008 book review

It’s December 1st! Happy 31st Birthday, A! It’s the first day of the last month of the calendar year, and I am sitting at my desk, drinking a cup of coffee, surrounded by half-packed boxes and wondering what kind of … Continue reading

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A Peculiar Grace

Lately it seems to be taking me an extraordinarily long time to finish reading books and I think this is the least I’ve read in a year. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m writing so much more but it’s … Continue reading

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