Monthly Archives: November 2014

Yarn Along

I’ve gotten a lot of work done on  the child-size rollneck sweater I started last week. I’ve been watching the TV series The West Wing over again, start to finish, and the hours just fly by. I’ve finished the front, … Continue reading

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My New Favorite Bookstore is Actually a Cafe (by Bethany)

Warning: The problems I’m about to describe are first-world in nature. I have myself on a self-imposed deadline to finish a writing project by the end of the year, and almost every day this week I went straight to the … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Anne Rice’s Prince Lestat (by Jill)

  Remember how Anne Rice rediscovered Jesus and swore she would never write about vampires again? How long did that last? Eleven years? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I will go on whatever adventure Anne Rice … Continue reading

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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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