Monthly Archives: July 2014

It’s PfP’s answer to #tbt….

And I’ve barely read anything since Tuesday. Or maybe Monday. I hate it when this happens. I get distracted by things like work and watching Modern Family reruns and taking the dog for a walk and I don’t get any reading … Continue reading

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Yarn Along: Greatest Hits

Today we have another Yarn Along rerun. My cell phone (which contains my only camera) has been MIA since Friday. I had the Verizon people reactivate my previous phone, and I did take some pictures this morning, but then I … Continue reading

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Jill’s second update on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

I have made steady progress since my last update. I’ve gotten to page 206. I’m enjoying K and C (which is how I’m referring to this book from now on. The actual title is too much) quite a bit, and … Continue reading

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A Review of Kim Barker’s The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan (by Bethany)

This book was nothing at all like I expected. I bought it (before my book-buying fast, I should add) when it became clear that one of the pieces of fiction I’m working on might need to include some farcical elements … Continue reading

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Early thoughts on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

  When I learned what my July Numbers Challenge book was, I was happy. I’ve been a devoted buyer of Michael Chabon’s books for years now, since I saw the movie version of Wonder Boys about a hundred years ago, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shakespeare’s As You Like It (by Bethany)

The weekend before last, Jill and I took a quick trip to Tahoe to see As You Like It at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. I’ve attended this festival – which used to be called Shakespeare at Sand Harbor – … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life  

So, the answer to my big question from my last post, “Does Ursula Todd know that she’s living her life over and over again?” has been answered.  And the answer is….  I’m not going to tell you.  Read the book … Continue reading

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