Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Review of Diana Gabaldon’s The Space Between (by Bethany)

  When I’ve reviewed Diana Gabaldon’s novels in the past, I’ve complained about the fact that her novels never really explain to my satisfaction how time travel works. In my opinion, when a writer writes science fiction or fantasy, she … Continue reading

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Quick!! What do all of these books have in common?

What they have in common is essentially nothing, except that they are all sitting next to me on my couch.  And why do you get to see a picture of them?  Because it’s almost 10pm on Saturday night and we … Continue reading

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A Review of Anita Shreve’s Testimony (by Bethany)

When I encounter a book I’ve never seen before that is set in a boarding school, SOP is to buy the book first and ask questions later. When Anita Shreve’s Testimony was published in 2008, I remember being very pleased … Continue reading

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I really hope that all New Yorkers aren’t like the ones in this book. Thoughts on Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City (by Jill)

Sex and the City was my August Numbers Challenge selection. I put it in my list for several reasons, not the least of which was that I actually wanted to read the book that the HBO series was based on. … Continue reading

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Yarn Along (by Bethany)

  I started a cowl for myself yesterday out of this lovely orange alpaca/merino blend. I bought it a few months ago for a sweater, but I think I bought too few skeins for the pattern, and of course there’s no … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings (by Jill)

I was fortunate enough this weekend to have four days off and to get to see one of my dearest friends and her family. It was a lovely visit, only made better by the two hour drive to get to … Continue reading

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A Review of Laurence Cossé’s Bitter Almonds (by Bethany)

This is the best book I have ever read about a woman sitting at her dining room table and teaching another woman to read. The protagonist is Édith, a French woman living in Paris. She works from home as a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Orson Scott Card’s Xenocide (by Bethany)

I’ve been so steeped in series lately. This kind of reading pattern is unusual for me – if you look through all of the book lists I’ve posted, you’ll see that I rarely read two books by the same author … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Robinson Crusoe (by Bethany)

  When I was about thirty pages away from the ending, my boss saw me reading Robinson Crusoe and asked if I thought her eleven year-old son would like it. I didn’t even take a moment to think when I … Continue reading

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Update on Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings (by Jill)

This is another selection from my boss’s Kindle. This book has been on my radar since it first came out in hardcover last year. It’s a story of six friends who meet at summer camp in 1974 and details their … Continue reading

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