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Recommended Reading 2011

Photo of old books on shelf.

It’s customary as the old year winds down for book critics everywhere to pull out their Best Books list, and in the past I’ve provided my lists of the best books for writers in this slot. I’ll try that again … Read more »

Montaigne’s Tips for Bloggers: #1, Unruly Negligence

Portrait of Michel de Montaigne

I’ve been reading Sarah Bakewell’s recent biography of Michel de Montaigne, How To Live: or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer, an illuminating and entertaining read, but the chief effect of Bakewell’s book  has … Read more »