Monthly Archives: March 2014

Out Like a Lamb

I just wrote a post about Thoreau. More specifically, it was about Transcendentalist literature, which is the Classics Club’s theme for April. I took a bunch of pictures of my nasty old falling-apart copy of Walden, with a focus on … Continue reading

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A Review of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own

I’m a little sorry that Feminism Month is almost over. I knew from the beginning that my goals were too ambitious, but I’m still sorry I didn’t reread Mating, which is one of my favorite contemporary novels, and I also … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

Okay, now I feel like I’ve read enough of this book to do a proper post about it.  A Constellation of Vital Phenomena came to me by way of Powell’s Indiespensible last year.  It is the author’s first novel, though … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Opening of Anna Karenina

I think the first chapter of Anna Karenina would be stronger without its iconic opening line. Am I even allowed to say this? Will lightning strike the minute I click ‘Publish’? It’s hard to find a novel more beloved and … Continue reading

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Once again I dip into the Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction

I was so excited about today.  I was going to sleep in, spend the day reading enough of the book I’m currently reading to actually do a proper post about it, exercise, have a sensible dinner, and then go to … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

After all the complaining I did last week, the two child-sized sweaters I’ve been working on have come out quite nicely. The sweater in the picture above is the one I’ve been calling the Storm Cloud Sweater, but ever since … Continue reading

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An introduction to Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena and a Failed Experiment

I’m trying something different for my Tuesday post this week.   I’m going to try not putting off writing it until Tuesday.  I’m not going to finish my current book by then, because I’ve barely started, it’s long, and I have … Continue reading

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