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  • Driving to Istanbul May 10, 2017
    Get out of your comfort zone.I was in my forties before embracing this philosophy.”Shall we go to Istanbul” I said.Nobody disagreed so we drove from Bulgaria to Istanbul in five hours.Now you probably don’t know if this is fast or “Sunday afternoon” speed.It’s fast ,very fast.Dave is a terrible driver,a boy racer who isn’t a … Continue reading Driving to Ist […]
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  • New Books! 2/10/15 February 15, 2015
    Originally posted on BookPeople's Blog: NEW BOOKS! 2/10/15 HARDCOVER FICTION While The Gods Were Sleeping by Erwin Mortier    This is a story not about spectacular events; rather, Mortier is concerned with writing about war, history and the past with great empathy and engagement, and with a mixture of melancholy, qualification and resignation. A…
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  • weekend reading February 15, 2015
    Originally posted on BookPeople's Blog: Here are a few short stories, interviews, and reviews, most of which have absolutely nothing to do with love, to read this Valentine’s Day weekend!! In We Contain Multitudes, Andrew Rose interviews trans author Thomas Page McBee (Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man) about his femal […]
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  • V.S. Naipaul’s 7 Rules For Beginning Writers January 27, 2015
    Originally posted on 101 Books: Make no mistake—no matter what you think about V.S. Naipaul as a person, the man is an incredible writer. With that, his advice on writing goes a long way. Here are his 7 tips for beginning writers (via Boing Boing), but I believe these rules are applicable for writers of any…
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  • Great novels January 19, 2015
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