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Another trivia roundup

I run through trivia books like other girls run through, say, a tube of lipstick. At any given time, in between the novels I read, I thumb through five to eight trivia books simultaneously and all over the house — … Continue reading

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The Girl from the Chartreuse

I was poking around at an 80% off sale at one of my favorite book stores when I came across a book that caught my eye: The Girl from the Chartreuse by Pierre Peju. I’d never heard of it before, … Continue reading

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The Pigeon (Patrick Suskind)

I’m a big fan of Patrick Suskind’s novel Perfume, and I never thought I’d come across another one of his works, until I got a notification from my Bookmooch account that a copy of his novella, The Pigeon, was available … Continue reading

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Postmark Paris

When I was young, it drove my parents crazy that all their letter envelopes had ragged rectangular tears around the top right corner. I was the likely culprit, as I was the only one in the house who collected stamps. … Continue reading

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Joie de Vivre! (Two from Susie Morgenstern)

I’d never heard of Susie Morgenstern before I picked up a hardbound copy of  A Book of Coupons (#109 for 2009) from the Book Sale bargain bin. It was P15, in pristine condition, and I initially thought it was one of … Continue reading

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