Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Review of Diana Gabaldon’s An Echo in the Bone (by Bethany)

This series is so exhausting. Its first four novels (Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn) are relatively consistent in quality, and what I mean by that is that they are generally engaging and entertaining in spite of … Continue reading

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I Liked January So Much I Made It Last Through March: Finally Some Final Thoughts on The Portrait of a Lady (by Bethany)

I finished The Portrait of a Lady on Tuesday, and when I did it occurred to me that I never really thought I would finish it at all. All this verbiage about the AP English challenge aside, there is a … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on The Portrait of a Lady (by Jill)

I finished The Portrait of a Lady a few weeks ago, and I honestly don’t know what I’ve been doing since mid-February because it obviously hasn’t been writing blog posts.  Let’s just say that the first ten weeks of 2013 … Continue reading

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A review of Jesse Browner’s Everything Happens Today (by Bethany)

I’ll get right to the point: Jesse Browner’s Everything Happens Today has been, hands down, the absolute highlight of the month of March for me. Not that March of 2013 has been that great of a month for me: I … Continue reading

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A Review of Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes (by Bethany)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes is the sixth novel in Gabaldon’s Outlander series, and if you don’t know much about the series, you might want to read my reviews of Drums of Autumn and The Fiery Cross. In particular, … Continue reading

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A Review of Hanna Pylväinen’s We Sinners (by Bethany)

I love it when novelists put their protagonists in really awkward, painful situations right from the start, and this novel scores quite high in that regard. Here’s how it begins: the Rovaniemi family – two parents and seven children – … Continue reading

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