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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2840 on: September 04, 2021, 01:39:33 pm »
Last year, I went to Shakespeare and Company in Paris, just across the Seine from Notre Dame. It was a fun place but I was slightly disappointed because I was hunting for books in French for my grandchildren. All their books are in English! Why go to Paris and buy books in English? At a different bookstore, I got a book on medieval France for my older grandson, a book on ballet for my granddaughter, and a book called "Ou est Charlie?" (exactly like "Where's Waldo?") for my grandson Charile.

Your grandchildren read French? Impressive! They're homeschooled, right?


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2841 on: September 04, 2021, 08:29:53 pm »
There is a Shakespeare & Co. in Philadelphia, too. It's less than a block from Barnes & Noble. I used to spend a Sunday afternoon just browsing in Barnes & Noble. I bought all my Longmire books at Barnes & Noble.
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« Reply #2842 on: September 04, 2021, 11:06:26 pm »
Your grandchildren read French? Impressive! They're homeschooled, right?

They're picture books with just a few words of French on each page.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2843 on: September 06, 2021, 06:33:47 pm »
There were quite a few good cartoons in this issue. Here's one that I sent to my grandson.

I just discovered something. You can download NY cartoons to your computer, but after a while they...decompose or something.
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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2844 on: September 12, 2021, 12:27:19 pm »
Making my way slowly through the food archive issue, starting with Anthony Bourdain's entertaining day in the life of a chef. I see a number of others I want to read as well.


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« Reply #2845 on: September 12, 2021, 06:15:38 pm »
I read that one half-way through and realized that I had already read it when it first came out.
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« Reply #2846 on: September 12, 2021, 07:48:22 pm »
Somehow I got through the M.F.K. Fisher article, but what's the big deal about mashed potatoes?

I don't think I want to bother with anything else in that issue.

It's weird. You'd think I'd remember Kelefa Sanneh's article on scotch. It wasn't from too long ago, yet I had no memory of it at all, even after reading it now. However, it was interesting because since its original publication, I had learned to know what Islay scotch is, and to appreciate its smoky taste. especially Laphroaig.
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« Reply #2847 on: September 13, 2021, 10:59:13 am »
I haven't developed a taste for it, and because of the wildfires this year, I'm not even interested in the thought of it. I have very plebian tastes when it comes to Scotch. The best one I've tasted was Dewars and that only on Rabbie Burns' birthday.
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« Reply #2848 on: September 13, 2021, 08:18:23 pm »
I read that one half-way through and realized that I had already read it when it first came out.

I believe I did, too, but I often read essays twice (there are several David Foster Wallace essays I've read at least three or four times). I never read Kitchen Confidential and probably won't get around to it, but Anthony Bourdaine was an interesting writer and person.


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Re: In the New Yorker...
« Reply #2849 on: September 13, 2021, 10:37:39 pm »
I haven't developed a taste for it, and because of the wildfires this year, I'm not even interested in the thought of it. I have very plebian tastes when it comes to Scotch. The best one I've tasted was Dewars and that only on Rabbie Burns' birthday.

I don't follow your connection between scotch and wildfires, but let be. Dewars is a perfectly acceptable/unexceptional blended scotch, very popular in bars--or at least it used to be.

But like the author said, blended scotches are gateway drugs. You start on them, but when you try single-malts, there's no going back.
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