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Friday, January 16, 2015

Then I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone

Wednesday night there was an event at the New York Times that for some reason my status as a premier subscriber allowed me to attend. Pamela Paul, the Book Review editor who created the By the Book feature, did a kind of live version with Francine Prose and Andrew Solomon and Mary Higgins Clark. What do you read? Where do you read? How do you read? I love By the Book -- it's one of the first thing I read on Saturday mornings when the new Book Review arrives, and the torn out page frequently ends up crumpled in the bottom of my purse because a book sounded interesting and I want to remember to buy it.

I have at least 20 or 30 books already waiting for me on my nightstand and my Kindle, but that never means I don't want to add 20 more. I like the abundance; I love being able to look through the piles, digital or analog, and think Which one next? It's one of the only things I can be greedy about without feeling guilty.

I took this picture of one of the coat racks on my way out.  New York in January -- I'd know those coats anywhere.

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