Dating practices in 2016

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My Salinger Year — Joanna Rakoff’s memoir about working at a literary agency, where she gets put in charge of answering J. Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader — Anne Fadiman’s essays about the role that books, reading, and words have played in her life. Harmony, by Carolyn Parkhurst, about a family who — increasingly worried about their older daughter’s behavioral issues — seek help at a cultish camp.

I especially liked her essay about combining books with her husband when they moved in together. If you like food and you like insidery details about the restaurant industry, you will find this fascinating. A dysfunctional family, an endangered trust fund, and so much bad behavior. Several generations of a Baltimore family, and you will care about them more than makes sense. I this and stayed up way too late reading it several nights in a row. I recommended this last year too, but I’m re-reading it and rediscovering how much I loved it the first time. A commenter here recommended it after I mentioned how much I like another novel by the author, and it manages to be both sad and funny, which is a feat that I love.

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HTTPS verifies the identity of a website or web service for a connecting client, and encrypts nearly all information sent between the website or service and the user.Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters, by Mallory Ortberg, who is the awesomest, and you should also be reading her as the new Dear Prudence. Four terminally ill people are given genetically perfect, illness-free versions of their former bodies and have to figure out how to remake themselves. I loved the movie and wasn’t sure if the book would be too sci-fi for me, but it’s not. It has a priggish fiancé, an unsuitable second suitor, an annoying chaperone, a romp through Italy, and so many more delightful things. I ended up equally haunted by the almost painfully beautiful writing and the story itself, which is about a teenage girl who drifts into what’s clearly a reimagining of the Manson cult. It’s essays by comedy writer Jessi Klein on everything from dating to aging to her issues with baths.The Partly Cloudy Patriot, by Sarah Vowell, who is smart and funny and mixes pop culture with history and you will want to invite her to dinner. I’m mid-way through and it’s making me want to watch the movie nightly. I’m a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson, the master of travel writing, writing about coming home — what it’s like to return to America after 20 years away. It’s hilarious and you will want to go to brunch with her.It provides guidance to agencies for making the transition to HTTPS and a deadline by which agencies must be in compliance.The unencrypted HTTP protocol does not protect data from interception or alteration, which can subject users to eavesdropping, tracking, and the modification of received data.The strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections is Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).

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