Category Archives: Books

Recapturing my creative self

The last couple of weeks have been a long, hard slog. Work took me to Berlin and to Paris, both, of course, glorious locations, though I mainly saw the interiors of our meetings and hotel rooms. Arrived home Wednesday, limp … Continue reading

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One hot bookish summer

Today I had to wear a jacket to the market. Autumn is in the air! And it could not have come sooner for me. We have, for the first time in the nearly 7 years I have lived here, had … Continue reading

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Daily rituals

I am reading a superb book, Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I’ve only gotten through about 20 pages, and am already astonished by what makes people tick–by which I mean coffee, sugar, alcohol, amphetamines, and sleeping pills! Highly recommended so … Continue reading

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One completely amazing read

Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity.

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Reading in bed, encore, encore

Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of The Expats.

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Paddy, encore

Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure.

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Reading apace

Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman.

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This review will make your day

‘Going Clear,’ Lawrence Wright’s Book on Scientology – NYTimes.com. Genius.

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Listening for Madeleine

Goodreads | Faith McLellan’s review of Listening for Madeleine: A Portrait of Madeleine L’Engle in Many Voices.

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People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry My rating: 4 of 5 stars A riveting, unputdownable true-crime story. Terribly disturbing, full of fascinating details. A very complicated story, extremely well told. Congratulations to Mr … Continue reading

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