Monthly Archives: September 2014

Final Thoughts on J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus (by Jill)

  Oh, this book. I zipped right through it, because it’s very readable. Coetzee’s style is effortless and easy, but the content and the currents of meaning bubbling beneath the surface are the stuff of a graduate level seminar. (I … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My cowl is coming along nicely, though I haven’t had a lot of time to work on it lately. Mostly I’ve been reading and writing – and enjoying both tasks even more than I usually do. I’m not reading South … Continue reading

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Christmas comes early to my book collection!

  Look what came in the mail today! Bless you, Amazon.com. This is my copy of the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al, and Trent. … Continue reading

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An Acquisition

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up one morning and all I saw anywhere I looked was Matthew Thomas’ new novel We Are Not Ourselves. One week there was a full page spread in the New York Times Book … Continue reading

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A Review of Jennifer Egan’s The Keep (by Bethany)

  I bought this book in the summer of 2007, when I was working as a summer camp administrator. I bought a Mary Gaitskill novel on the same Barnes and Noble trip and then was a little bummed when I … Continue reading

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There is a very good chance I’m not smart enough to be reading this book. Thoughts on the first half of J.M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus (by Jill)

This was Indiespensible Number 42 from October 2013. I was excited to get a book by a Nobel Laureate and two-time Booker Prize winner even though I have only read one of his other books, Summertime, which I read shortly … Continue reading

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A Review of Pamela Moore’s Chocolates for Breakfast (by Bethany)

I’ve already told you bits and pieces about this book: that it was the first book (but sadly not the last) I felt compelled to buy in spite of my book-buying ban, that I bought it on opening day of … Continue reading

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