Monthly Archives: June 2013

Yarn Along (by Bethany)

Yes, this is another hat. I haven’t quite gotten over my hat kick yet, although when I use up the rest of this yarn I think I might be ready to move on to a new project. We’ll see. The … Continue reading

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Hats for Sale: The Return of Yarn Along (by Bethany)

Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny at her blog Small Things. Sometimes knitting serves no purpose in my life except as an outlet for my obsessiveness. The last couple of months have been like that. I haven’t been knitting all … Continue reading

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In which Jill takes a break from high quality literature to read tripe: my review of Charlaine Harris’ Dead Ever After, the last Sookie Stackhouse novel

My book list for 2013 is much shorter than it has been in years past.  But then I’ve also read some really long books this year.  Really long, dense, wonderful books.  I’ve missed those books you can get through in … Continue reading

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And That’s All I Have to Say About That: A Partial Review of Carolyn Cooke’s Daughters of the Revolution (by Bethany)

Writers who enjoy giving their characters witty names ought to limit their output to short stories. *** This was honestly all I had to say about this book. And I don’t know about you, but I think Former Me had … Continue reading

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This Book Was All About Me: a Partial Review of Simon Lelic’s A Thousand Cuts (by Bethany)

I’m sure that if I had finished this review, sooner or later I would have mentioned the book. The phrase ‘adult bullying’ makes this problem sound like something official – something in league with adult-onset diabetes and adult acne and adult ADD … Continue reading

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A Review of Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead (by Bethany)

A couple of months ago I read Ender’s Game on the recommendation of a ten year-old whose taste I have come to trust. He said it was his second-favorite book, right after The Swiss Family Robinson. I read it over … Continue reading

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