Monthly Archives: June 2014

Happy Monday!

And thank you to all of our readers for making June our busiest month ever on Postcards from Purgatory!  We appreciate each and every one of you.  To those of you who found us looking for summaries of Diana Gabaldon’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Beginning of Robinson Crusoe (by Bethany)

I have been pitifully slow getting started with Robinson Crusoe. I’ve been pitifully slow getting through all of my reading lately, really. Even Written in My Own Heart’s Blood – which is long, yes, but not difficult – is going … Continue reading

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In which Jill reviews Jen Lancaster’s Here I Go Again and cops to another guilty reading pleasure

I have a general ban on Chick Lit in my house—any novel that features a twenty or thirty-something female lead who is struggling with career, love, and/or family woes in the 21st century and also enjoys referring to designer clothing … Continue reading

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Casting Call: Lord John Grey (by Bethany)

Do you ever finish a book – or get halfway through it, or finish several books in a series – only to realize that your mind has decided to visualize the novel’s action in a place that is familiar to … Continue reading

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Review of Matt Bell’s In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods

I started this book while on my camping trip last week.  Having minimal distractions helped me make fast progress—finished it in five days—but I do think that it would have been helpful to have access to the internet in the … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

I’ve barely been knitting at all lately. I’ve generally been busy with work and social occasions and writing and spending time with a certain addictively entertaining crew of time-traveling Scottish people. On Saturday, though, I sat down and cast on … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief

I finished The Book Thief on the first full day of my vacation this past Friday.  It was a new and exciting experience for me: my first time “off the grid” in almost two years.  Of course, I’ve been away … Continue reading

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