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Aracoeli by Elsa Morante

Dear Reader: I scanned my remaining Open Letter books to see which seemed most intriguing and settled on #113) Aracoeli by Elsa Morante translated by William Weaver (hard copy). This slightly-puppy-chewed book was written by an Italian novelist.  It is the story of a gay, ex-drug addict, Manuel, relationship with his mother, Aracoeli.  In the …

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BDSM and Money, Monkeys and Doves, Feminism in the Islands, and Dying Too Young

Dear Reader: Another trip to Mexico and another catch-up post… 510) Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James (kindle) #45 Hmmmm. Should I lead with this? OK. The book a lot of people are talking about. Including this VERY hilarious Saturday Night Live “Mothers Day ad.” (Warning: NSFW …

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Figuring it all out

Dear Reader: I’m happy to say that I’m returned from my last trip this year and looking forward to two and a half months at home.  I plan to take at least a couple weeks off.  And to do a lot of dog walking, cross country skiing, reading, cooking, blogging, and some knitting (need to …

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The List

Dear Reader: These are the books that I will read this year. Once I have begun reading them, I will link to blog posts about them. When I have finished them, I will indicate this with a “Yes!” (this is my reinforcer word for training Gus – I use it to tell him he’s done …

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