Reading Santa Fe tonight.  Collected Works, corner Gallisteo  and Water, 6:00 pm. Here’s the 2 minute version (one or the other should work) if you’re away.  Would that I were away.  No, no, actually eager as can be. … Continue reading

online interview question: Book You Most Want To Read Again For The First Time Every reader has a different answer, or different reason for it.  Mine, as you see.   Thurber has a story called “The Dog That Bit People.” … Continue reading

Different take, from a fine Gloucester novelist, woman of course, “I love BEAUTY because it’s a feminist fish thriller.”  

On more businesslike note, a retired partner at McKinsey says,   This is the best “business romance” you will ever read. The question is why would you want to read it. Because it shows how the small business world works–not … Continue reading

For God sake.  She’s been peeking to see how it comes out.

Yep.  Even Lucy is reading it, and she usually only reads junk about how to work a kitchen floor, how to time the coffee table during a party.  What we do for friends – also I bribed her.

See and hear, At The Same Time, an author speak. Very Brief, but Real Words.

Sometimes, even when at a great museum, you can think to yourself, “You know what?  I wish I was home reading a good book.”  It’s at those times that one looks around and wonders, “Is that my driver?”  Or, as … Continue reading

Looking in the mirror: a function of age and good looks and the erratic sense of what is becoming (and there’s an archaic locution).  Anyway some of have an aversion to mirrors. And yet.  Simon and Schuster told me, no … Continue reading

Earlier posts suggested, more than suggested, that aging women protagonists, especially if they’ve got ambition and skills and a sustaining hope of love, are anathema to editors.  Surprising to me, that posting got little attention. The posting that did get … Continue reading