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  •  In the poll, (7+ / 0-)

    voted for "ride a camel in the desert," which was the closest to "travel the Silk Road. Given the geopolitical realities of our time, that seems increasingly unlikely. It may be time to re-think the Bucket List.

    Now reading The Lover, Marguerite Duras. The French in Hanoi, 1930s, plus maybe some magical sort-of realism. And it's probably time to start reading the above-mentioned Mrs. Adams.

    Recently read:

    A Severed Head, Iris Murdoch. Love and other games among London intelligentsia, post-war edition.

    The Gospel According to Coco Chamel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman, Karen Karbo. Helluva businesswoman and arguably one of the main reasons all us girl-type ladies aren't having to wear corsets these days.

    Light Years, Le Anne Schreiber. I am always in awe of people who can reach down deep inside their lives and write about wrenching change with such luminosity.

    A Question of Honor, Charles Todd. The most recent, until cfk gets her next book delivery, of the Bess Crawford stories. Glad I re-read this one, because I'd raced through it the first time around -- there is so much detail to absorb here, and I keep reflecting on how we are all living in the immediate aftermath of the war years 1914-18.

    Every woman should have a blowtorch. -- Julia Child

    by Mnemosyne on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 06:10:10 PM PDT

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