Monthly Archives: February 2020

2019 Reading Recap: Six Classic Looks

As tempting as it may be to reach for the latest fashion (dear Lord, they are hawking puffed sleeves and hot pants for this spring) there is something so soothing (and sane) about a classic look, say, cashmere and pearls. … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: War, Rinse, Repeat.

Six books that span the centuries; the thread that connects them is history. And war. The Hundred Years War. World War I. World War II. The Vietnam War. The Iraq War. Hell, hellish and more hellish. The fact that most … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Persons of Interest

I’m always thumbs up on reading a biography, because, honestly, pretty much anyone’s life is more interesting than mine. ¬†With all this concern about high tech surveillance, in my case, I think the joke is on Alexa, Google and whoever … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: This Land is Your Land?

Everyone’s view of America is his or her own. These six books span more than a century of living in the U.S.A., with characters shaped by the eras in which they live and grappling with the challenges they face: News … Continue reading

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2019 Reading Recap: Behaving Badly

There are so many reasons to read; distraction is one, edification another. And then there is the sheer joy of schadenfreude. Strictly defined as pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune, in reading it is this and more. Because … Continue reading

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