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The Best Boring Books

Guardian books columnist Robert McCrum believes “there are times when dullness is exactly what you want from a book.” Here are his favorites: 1. Robert Burton: The Anatomy of Melancholy2. Robert Musil: The Man Without Qualities3. Kazuo Ishiguro: The Unconsoled4. Malcolm Lowry: Under the Volcano5. Virginia Woolf: The Waves6. James Joyce: Finnegans Wake7. Thomas Wolfe: […]

What are you reading?

I found a copy of Michael Cunningham’s “By Nightfall” at my favorite secondhand bookstore the other day. I loved The Hours, so I’m looking forward to starting Cunningham’s new book tonight! What are you reading? (Very clever photo, above, from here.)

The Hollywood Beauty Bar’s Silhouettes

I was in Hollywood today and couldn’t resist taking a picture of the silhouettes on the doors of the Beauty Bar, a lounge where you can get a manicure along with your cocktail. I love the lights with the hairdryer shades! Hope you have a lovely weekend! What do you have planned? I want to […]

Christopher Hitchens on how to make a decent cup of tea

Christopher Hitchens over the weekend wrote a story for Slate on the proper way to make tea. “It is already virtually impossible in the United States, unless you undertake the job yourself, to get a cup or pot of tea that tastes remotely as it ought to,” he complains. “It’s quite common to be served […]

Inspiration Journals

I love these simply fashioned inspiration journals by Victoria at the blog Inmost Light. The paper and clippings are held together with two simple silver rings. Lovely.

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