Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Review of Danielle Trussoni’s Angelology (by Bethany)

Here’s a test for our readers: How many of you remember the low-level media fracas that erupted about five or six years ago on the subject of evil albinos? What I remember of it (before I googled “evil albinos,” that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Georges Simenon’s The Rules of the Game (by Bethany)

Before I read this novel, I had heard of Georges Simenon here and there, mostly because recently some of his novels have been reissued by the New York Review of Books Classics series, which I love. I knew that he … Continue reading

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A Review of Anne Rice’s The Wolf Gift (by Jill)

Anne Rice rises again!  I freely admit that I love her.  In fact, I spent a significant portion of my senior year of high school reading Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles rather than several of the books I was supposed to … Continue reading

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A review of Kim Barnes’ A Country Called Home (by Jill)

After spending two weeks in Latin America with the del Valle-Trueba family, I needed a break from dense prose and long paragraphs.  I needed some short chapters and a book less than 400 pages long.  So I pulled out the … Continue reading

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AP English Challenge: Bethany’s Pre-Reading notes on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

In July, our selection for the AP English reading challenge is Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. As always, please feel free to read along with us and join in the discussion in the comments section. Back in high school, even as … Continue reading

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A Review of James Martin’s A Jesuit Off-Broadway (by Bethany)

So I’ve totally found my dream job. Get this: Spiritual Advisor to an off-Broadway show. Wouldn’t I be totally good at that? There’s no question that I have the skill set. I can rattle off all kinds of cool things … Continue reading

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A Review of Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn (by Bethany)

Readers, I have a confession to make. I have been showing off for you. Over the past three years I have become a fairly eclectic reader. I used to read novels, plays, and short story collections only, with the occasional … Continue reading

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