Monthly Archives: September 2014

Yarn Along

Can this really be the FIFTH week in a row that I’ve posted a picture of this half-finished orange cowl? I haven’t had much time for knitting lately – or, more precisely, I’ve been using time that could have potentially … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Pat Conroy’s The Prince of Tides, a real one this time (by Jill)

I admit I went into the PfP archives tonight to see what Bethany wrote when she reviewed The Prince of Tides on the blog. Except she never has. I was so surprised. I feel immense pressure to do justice to … Continue reading

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PAT CONROY MONTH!!! Made Me Do it the First Time, But After That I Did it on my Own: Some Acquisitions (by Bethany)

I am officially regretting how zealously I attacked my first PAT CONROY MONTH! back in 2012. I read four of Conroy’s ten books that year. Then I read two more last year and The Death of Santini when it came … Continue reading

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Welcome to PAT CONROY MONTH!!!, 2014 edition–Jill’s first progress report on The Prince of Tides

I was thinking that it’s really bad that we’re already over halfway through PAT CONROY MONTH!!! and I haven’t posted anything about Pat Conroy yet, but then I looked back in the archives and discovered that last year I didn’t … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

Any questions about why I haven’t gotten much work done on my orange cowl since last week? I’d tell you, but I’ve got this enormous novel to read… Happy Wednesday! Thanks once again to Ginny for hosting Yarn Along on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Book One, Part One of War and Peace (by Bethany)

  Pages read: 148 out of 1455 When I told Jill a while back that I planned to read War and Peace for PAT CONROY MONTH!!! this year, she said something to the effect that this endeavor might extend PAT … Continue reading

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A Review of David Gilbert’s & Sons (by Bethany)

What an interesting novel this is. On the one hand, it’s a fairly typical of the sweeping-family-saga genre: the Dyer and Topping families have been interconnected for several generations, ever since Charlie Topping and Andrew Dyer were born a few … Continue reading

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