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Food Stylist in the Golden Age

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IMG_1112No matter the century, there’s always that hostess who really aces the buffet table. Having not inherited the decorating gene, I’m always impressed with the gals that have that skill.

The Goldfinch, of course

GoldfinchThe Novelistas read “The Goldfinch” last month…keeping in sync with all the other book clubs in America. And it lives up to the buzz:  a wonderful tale with memorable characters.  Although we all admitted to skimming in parts –  and this is a group that reads long books (Anna Karenina – even longer).  No matter, it’s utterly absorbing and great fun to read.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

The Novelistas are reading “Lady Chatterley's LoverLady Chatterley’s Lover” this month.  What I expected would be a juicy read has instead been a clumsy and sort of boring tale.

There is one message that does resonate: men and women are supremely unsatisfied with each other both in and out of bed.

Oh dear. Thought that would be a thing of the past in 2014.

On a happier note: our collective inability to find and sustain love is great for literature.

“Gone Girl” anyone???

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