Monthly Archives: January 2020

Classic books to read if you liked “Little Women”

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are perhaps the most iconic sisters in literature and now the big screen. Greta Gerwig’s film “Little woman“captured the hearts and minds of so many who first encountered these characters or were reintroduced to old friends. The March sisters have a special magic, which has …

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How two women quietly reading books in a SF bar sparked an introverted revolution

(Originally published January 7, 2020. The group is now reuniting in lineevery second Sunday of the month.) In 2012, Guinevere de la Mare and Laura Gluhanich were sipping wine at Bistro Central Parc, a cozy French restaurant near the Panhandle in San Francisco, decorated with twinkling garlands. They complained about …

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20 of the best short classic books under 200 pages

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s a common complaint that the best classic books tend to be the longest as well. In 1779, Dr Samuel Johnson described lost paradise like a book that “no one has ever wished …

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