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Not so new addiction XIX

Ashes in my mouth, Sand in my shoes (short stories) by Per Petterson Darkness Visible by William Styron A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul (second reading) The Aspern Papers by Henry James A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth; 4.6 Billion Years in Twelve Pithy Chapters by Henry Gee Good Trouble(…)

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Not so new addiction XVIII

The Braided River, A Journey along the Brahmaputra by Samrat Choudhury One Day We’ll all be Dead and None of this Will Matter (essays) by Scaachi Koul The Man with Two Left Feet and Other Stories (short stories) by P.G. Wodehouse The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley Classic Women’s Short Stories by Kate Chopin,(…)

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Not so new addiction XVII

Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit The Possessed by Elif Batuman Letters of note: Fathers by Shaun Usher Smoke by Ivan Turgenev  (second reading) To Be a Man (short stories) by Nicole Krauss Medusa’s Ankles (short stories) by A. S. Byatt English Literature (study guide) by Benjamin W. Griffin, Ph.D. All that Man is (stories) by(…)

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Not so new addiction XVI

Bliss and Other Stories (short stories) by Katherine Mansfield The Magician by Colm Tóibín Elsewhere Home (short stories) by Leila Aboulela Passage to India by E.M. Forster A Swim in a Pond of Rain (on Chekhov stories) by  George Saunders Why Read Moby-Dick? (on Moby-Dick) by Nathaniel Philbrick The Novel of the Century (on Les(…)

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Not so new addiction XV

Chanel’s Riviera by Anne De Courcy Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling Pianos and Flowers (short stories) by Alexander McCall Smith Istanbul, Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk Trains and Lovers (interlocking stories) by Alexander McCall Smith The Black Monk and other stories (short stories) by Anton Chekhov Real Estate by Deborah(…)

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Not so new addiction XIV

Sybille Bedford: A Life by Selina Hastings A Visit to Don Otavio: A Mexican Journey by Sybille Bedford Fifty-two Stories (short stories) by Anton Chekhov Other People’s Love Affairs (short stories) by D. Wystan Owen Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov by Maxim Gorky, Alexander Kuprin, I.A. Bunin Reading Chekhov by Janet Malcolm Ernest Hemingway: The Short(…)

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Not so new addiction XIII

The Graybar Hotel (short stories) by Curtis Dawkins Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird Flights (fragments) by Olga Tokarczuk Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The Diamond Dog (poems) by Diane Wakowski Bowie’s Bookshelf: a Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie’s Life by John O’Connell Realms of Gold: The Letters and Poems of John Keats(…)

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Not so new addiction XII

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good (stories) by Helene Tursten How to Pronounce Knife (stories) by Souvankham Thammavongsa Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner Thirteen Ways of looking (stories) by Colum McCann Sorry for your trouble (stories) by Richard Ford The Beach by Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker Your Duck is My Duck(…)

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Not so new addiction XI

The Small House in Allington by Anthony Trollope Agent Running in the Field by John le Carré Lemon Red by Cralan Kelder Sometimes you have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh by Leslie Brody Call for the Dead by John le Carre Department of Speculation by Jenny Offill Troubles by J.G.Farrell  (…)

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Tale of two emails: Second email

Second email: Viewed on the morning of 11/24/2020. Have not mentioned its content to a living soul. Not only due to the warning therein, but because a) chances are it’s a ruse, b) I don’t want to worry anyone. (If it’s the end, its the end.) Have, however, contacted the FBI online in which a(…)

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