Category Archives: Books

Bedtime Stories for Adults

Insomnia is still stalking me. I know, it’s all in my brain. Wide awake at 2 a.m. once again, I understood that I needed help in redirecting my thoughts. Maybe by reading. Reading for just six minutes, according to some … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of Reading

The Uffizi in Florence is a historical gallery containing masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. One of the most visited paintings is that of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, a painting also famous for provoking Stendhal’s Syndrome. But the Uffizi is … Continue reading

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Bebina Bunny

Several years ago, I published an e-book, “Bebina Bunny’s Cabinet of Curiosities”, that’s about, as the title indicates, curiosities. Until recently the book has been for sale on-line but I recently uploaded it on Archive.org to make it available, for … Continue reading

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Reading in Bed

She never said “Let Them Eat Cake.” Marie-Antoinette, history has been so unfair to you. -30-

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Volver and Olivia Laing

Our cat, Volver, is an intellectual. He likes to use books as pillows. It helps him absorb information he knows nothing about. Here he is enjoying the Italian translation of Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of … Continue reading

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