Monthly Archives: November 2014

Yarn Along

Today I finished the back of the child-sized sweater I started last week. The newly cast-on stitches in the photo are the beginning of one sleeve. The front of the sweater and the second sleeve will be a medium greyish-blue. … Continue reading

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Very brief final thoughts on Anuradha Roy’s The Folded Earth (by Jill)

The ending of this book punched me in the gut when I read it last night. It was so sad, and took me by surprise. I’m not going to say anything else spoiler-ish about the ending because I actually think … Continue reading

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A Review of Ian McEwan’s The Children Act (by Bethany)

This novel is a slow, tidy, and compelling third-person-limited study of an aging family court judge. Fiona Maye’s job requires her to make shrewd, compassionate, and ethically sound judgments involving the welfare of children. The title refers to a 1989 … Continue reading

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A Review of (Among Other Things) John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (by Bethany)

I have a rule about books that involve dying children; that rule is DON’T READ THEM. The clichés, the dying requests – none of it can come to any good. I break this rule sometimes, of course – just often … Continue reading

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You know something about reading quality literature that’s annoying? You can’t really read it while also watching TV and petting your cat.

  Since publishing my post about The Folded Earth on Thursday, I have read maybe forty pages, and have about fifty to go till the end. I’ve been distracted by house cleaning and watching the last five episodes of Gotham … Continue reading

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