Monthly Archives: January 2013

Yarn Along (by Bethany)

Remember when I said that I had decided against a color-block design for the sweater I’m working on? Well, I changed my mind again. I had planned on working some stripes into the front of the sweater as well as … Continue reading

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A Review of Richard Yates’ Cold Spring Harbor (by Bethany)

Can any writer, in the world since 1925, write a novel set on Long Island in which automobiles play a significant role and not prompt a comparison with The Great Gatsby? This question was on my mind by page 2 … Continue reading

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Putting the “fun” back in dysfunctional: Jill’s review of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Bethany suggested last month that we take a literary field trip to Eugene O’Neill’s country home outside Danville.  I thought that sounded like a great idea, and not only because there’s a really good independent bookstore in Danville I’ve been … Continue reading

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Yarn Along (by Bethany)

I’ve made some good progress on my colorblock sweater this week. I finished the back, which will be navy blue, and I’ve just knit a few rows on the front, which is kind of a sea-foam green. I may decide … Continue reading

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The most dreaded month in AP English Challenge history: pre-reading notes on The Portrait of a Lady (by Jill)

If I were to take a picture of the binding of my copy of The Portrait of a Lady you would see that the white marks stop right around page 234, where I put in a bookmark (with unicorns on … Continue reading

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January 16th, 1994

Here’s a picture of Bethany and me, celebrating her eighteenth birthday the way we celebrated a lot of birthdays in the early nineties: at Mel’s on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco. Happy birthday, my dear friend and co-blogger! Hopefully no … Continue reading

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Yarn Along (the 37th birthday edition – by Bethany)

WHOOPS! Let’s try that again: Whew. Much better. I just couldn’t show you another picture of the green sweater. I haven’t been knitting much lately (although I do keep my weekly date with Downton Abbey on Sunday nights, which tends … Continue reading

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