Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Review of Benjamin Lorr’s Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga (by Bethany)

  I was the kid who watched Annie and wished I was an orphan. Even now, reading a book about Scientology makes me itch to sign a billion-year contract, and a documentary about the FLDS will send me off to … Continue reading

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In which I revisit quality fiction: Progress report on Anuradha Roy’s The Folded Earth (by Jill)

 The last two books I’ve read have been wonderful, but I wouldn’t consider either of them high-end fiction. They were more like time spent with friends, both old and new. When I started The Folded Earth I was struck immediately … Continue reading

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Anne Rice has a new book out!

The release of Anne Rice’s latest entry in her Vampire Chronicles series (now in it’s 38th year) surprised me when I learned about it back in March, but I’m delighted that it finally arrived on Tuesday. It looks like it’s … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

  It’s true. I started a new project before I finished the orange cowl, in spite of certain promises I may have made about finishing that project. But this weekend I was reminded of how much I love making simple … Continue reading

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I Think I Can, I Think I Can: The Numbers Challenge Comes to an Unexpected October Standstill (by Bethany)

I’m reading This Side of Paradise, which was my September book for the Numbers Challenge. After that, I will read Ceremony, which was my August book, and maybe then Jill will let me have my October number and my November … Continue reading

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Forget responsible reading! That’s what purgatory is for! Jill’s thoughts on Kim Harrison’s The Witch with No Name.

Anyone who has been reading the blog for a while knows of my love for Kim Harrison’s The Hollows series. The Witch with No Name came out in early September and I’ve had a heck of a time not reading … Continue reading

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A Review of Lily King’s Father of the Rain (by Bethany)

I don’t seek out fiction about dysfunctional families as actively as I used to, but I still consider myself a bit of a connoisseur of the genre. Lily King’s Father of the Rain is in some ways very typical of this … Continue reading

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