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  I thoroughly enjoy reading stimulating and thought-provoking mysteries.   However, for this summer’s reading, all book selections were chosen because they possess evocative, descriptive, lyrical, poetic, sense-tingling, and lush prose.  I think I’ll wait until Autumn to settle into a couple of well written mysteries. The Lover by Marguerite Duras | The Unlikely Pilgrimage […]

Happy Monday!  Hope you had the loveliest of weekends.  My morning began super early…in the gym at 6:00 am for 5 miles of cardio, a light breakfast of fresh fruit, quick shower, then it was off to meet a friend for a 2 mile beginner’s hike.   At this moment, I’m indulging in a flaky […]

 A couple of times a year,   I select books based solely on the recommendations of book reviewers.   Ancient Light  by John Banville was specifically chosen as my next read due to this lyrical review by New York Review of Books: “The prose of the new book has a kind of luxuriant beauty, and, given […]

Good Morning Friends.  How have you all been?  I sincerely hope that all is wonderful and well. As for me, things are terrific.  I’m working zealously on a huge project and the deadline is looming.  Some days I feel slightly overwhelmed; as though, I’m drowning in images. Other days it’s thrilling and I love the […]

Turquoise: A chef’s travels in Turkey  is a sumptuous cookbook filled with gorgeous travel and food photography.  I dream of traveling to Istanbul and I love to cook, so you can imagine how weak in the knees I became, when I glanced through the book at the local bookstore. In the introduction, Greg and Lucy […]