Monthly Archives: July 2021

Mark Bittman on Writing and Reading Food Books

BITTMAN: I just finished “The Magic Mountain” by Thomas Mann. I have walked about two-thirds of Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” but I think I’ll stop. I read a lot of book reviews and read all of Blake Bailey’s biography reviews on Philip Roth, including a very long one by James Wolcott. …

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The 22 best classic books to read in your life

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Classic books have characters, stories, or messages that stand the test of time. All of the books on this list were published before 1987, although most are much older. Want more books? Check out our top …

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From the love of reading to writing books

For Shonda Fischer, there was a silver lining in the diagnosis of a painful medical condition. The married mother of two said she had to quit her job after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain throughout the body as well as sleep problems and fatigue, among others. …

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Classic books or miscellaneous books?

St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians is one of the earliest documents in the collection of texts that we call the New Testament. It is a cranky letter in which Paul berates a rival faction of the early Christians who sought to keep the movement going within Judaism by insisting …

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Five magical books to add to your shelf this winter

Books are magic. In these classic books the authors share journeys with us and we accompany them in magical tales, legends and take us to places we have never been before. Books are personal, and there’s nothing better in winter than relaxing with a brilliant novel or learning something new …

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