Monthly Archives: November 2012

I Can’t Quite Believe I’m Beating Jill to the Punch on this One: Thoughts on Part One of Jane Eyre (by Bethany)

OK, the title of this post is a little misleading. I have no doubt that Jill has finished Jane Eyre by now – or at least is very, very close and will do so tonight while it is still November. … Continue reading

Posted in AP English - 18 Years Later, Authors, Charlotte Bronte, Fiction - general, Fiction - literary, Reviews by Bethany | 8 Comments

Anitober concludes (for now) with Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (by Jill)

This is the most recent addition to the pile of books Anita has recommended to me, and it is the reason why Anitober came to be.  A couple months ago, I was watching the movie version of Extremely Loud and … Continue reading

Posted in Anitober, Fiction - general, Fiction - literary, Jonathan Safran Foer, Reviews by Jill | 3 Comments

A Review of Diana Gabaldon’s The Fiery Cross (by Bethany)

You know you’re reading a Diana Gabaldon novel when you start making comments to yourself like “Only 400 pages to go.” And if you start putting the words “Oh, good!” side by side with the first statement, you know you’re … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Diana Gabaldon, Fiction - general, Fiction - Historical, Reviews by Bethany, TIME TRAVEL | 9 Comments

Another Anitober Review: Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner (review by Jill)

My history with Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner is very similar to my history with The Life of Pi.  It was released, Anita recommended it, and I avoided it like the plague because it was about boys becoming men in … Continue reading

Posted in Anitober, Authors, Fiction - general, Khaled Hosseini, Reviews by Jill | 2 Comments

A Review of Salman Rushdie’s Joseph Anton: A Memoir

I just found out this week that back in high school Jill thought I was “so cool” because I owned a copy of The Satanic Verses. This is how lucky I’ve been in my life: by fifteen, I had found … Continue reading

Posted in Authors, Non-fiction - History, Nonfiction - General, Nonfiction - Literary Studies, Nonfiction - Memoir/Biography, Nonfiction - Politics/Current Events, Nonfiction - Religion, Reviews by Bethany, Salman Rushdie | 8 Comments

Just a Quick Visit to Say Hi (by Bethany)

I’m sorry I missed Yarn Along on Wednesday. I’m sorry I still haven’t reviewed American Gods and The Phantom of the Opera and Bless the Beasts and Children and A Thousand Cuts. I did, however, finally resolve that I’m just … Continue reading

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So a governess, a blind guy, and a madwoman walk into a bar…. Pre-reading Notes on November’s AP English Challenge book, Jane Eyre (by Jill)

I am so excited to re-read Jane Eyre!  I won’t be starting it for at least a week as I want to knock out some more Anitober selections, but since Bethany posted her pre-reading notes I thought I should go … Continue reading

Posted in AP English - 18 Years Later, Charlotte Bronte, Fiction - general, Fiction - literary, Reviews by Jill | 4 Comments