Monthly Archives: February 2014

I know, I’m totally milking this book for posts. Part Two of Jill’s review of Kim Harrison’s Into the Woods

Here is some advice to everyone: don’t spend seventy five percent of the drive from Woodland to Sonoma typing on your phone nonstop.  Though I was overall fairly pleased with the post, I had a headache for a while.  I … Continue reading

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A Knitting Update

I usually confine my knitting posts to Yarn Along Wednesdays, since we’re a book blog, not a knitting blog, first and foremost. But today is a little different. I am working quite intensely these days to prepare for a class … Continue reading

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Russell Edson’s “The Mouse Dinners”: Still Revolting After All These Years

In high school, Jill and I had the same English teacher for three out of the four years. Sophomore year was the exception: I had Mr. Bjorkquist and she had Mr. Barmore. Both were good teachers – in fact, come … Continue reading

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On the road to nowhere: thoughts on the first part of Kim Harrison’s Into the Woods

I am going to try posting from the Word Press iPhone app today because the husband and I are driving to parts unknown for an event of extreme importance and I elected to sleep in today rather than rising early … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day from PfP

Those of you who know us in “real life,” or even via Facebook, know that Bethany got some bad news about her wonderful kitty, Emma, today.  Don’t worry, Emma is okay, but she may need surgery.  Needless to say, Bethany … Continue reading

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First in a series: Thoughts on The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction, Joyce Carol Oates and Christopher R. Beha, editors

I read this one months ago.  I didn’t ever get around to blogging about it at the time because it was a loaner from my boss, who in turn got it from a friend of hers.  So I couldn’t keep … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

I am still reading about a million books at a time – once again, I appear to have a bit of a problem with commitment. The book in this photo is Abraham Verghese’s The Tennis Partner. I’m a big fan … Continue reading

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A (Very Brief) Primer on Kim Harrison’s The Hollows

It occurred to me that it would be a good idea to have a plan of attack for “Blog Post A Day February.”  Posting fourteen posts in twenty-eight days is way the heck more than I’ve posted, like, ever in … Continue reading

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What? I’m Not Late! I’m Just Early for Next PAT CONROY MONTH!: Final Thoughts on The Lords of Discipline

I’ve only been to Charleston, SC once, and I found it disappointing. Fort Sumter was beautiful under some August thunderheads, but the museum there was unexceptional. I was in the city for a whole day and have no memory of … Continue reading

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A Review of Alice Munro’s The View from Castle Rock

I bought a copy of The View from Castle Rock when it was first published in 2006, and I read about half of it before putting it aside. I just didn’t like it – and I was well aware that … Continue reading

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