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  1. There are lessons for long-term relationships in the way that Manet approached asparagus.


    December 29, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I’m quoting Alain de Botton and John Armstrong, the authors of Art As Therapy. They feel that we approach art all wrong. As their book’s title implies, artworks should be…

  2. Ingmar Bergman & Rob Lowe & Janet Leigh & Derek Jeter, together at last


    December 28, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The year is rapidly approaching its end, and I’m supposed to read a couple of self-help books as a part of the Read Harder Challenge. I read David Thomson’s How…

  3. Atomic science in ancient Rome: The Swerve


    December 15, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini (1380 – 1459) was a great book scavenger. He wandered into Germany and France, searching for manuscripts that might be valuable or significant. In 1417,…

  4. Ghostly


    December 1, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    That’s the perfect title for bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger‘s new collection of ghost stories. Shocking or Unexpected or Twisty-Turny wouldn’t do, because the reader sometimes has a pretty good idea…

  5. I’m going to give Sally Mann’s memoir to my wife as an anniversary gift. Will she hate it?


    November 16, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    And if it wins the National Book Award, will that cut any mustard with my spouse?¬†Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs¬†is a NBA nonfiction finalist, and the winners will be…