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New Year, Fresh Start

I’d like to take a couple of minutes out of the last hours of 2011 to thank everybody who stopped by for a look at my first attempt at a blog.  Because I wandered off the road in September, I’ll be revising … Continue reading

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Bookstores, Banya Hats and Baltika 7 in Brighton Beach

In a perfect world, I’d have begun my month of reading Leo Tolstoy with a day trip to Yasnaya Polyana, the historic Tolstoy family estate near Tula.  The countryside around Moscow is beautiful in late July and early August – a … Continue reading

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What’s with all the Erotica Anthologies?

Last week I went to our local chain bookstore on the pretext of finding my twelve-year-old son something to read other than Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, which he’d tried to get me to buy in a university … Continue reading

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