Monthly Archives: January 2015

Final Thoughts on Isabel Allende’s Maya’s Notebook (by Jill)

I finished Maya’s Notebook Thursday night, and I was immediately annoyed with myself for writing so much in my progress report on Tuesday, because I don’t have much additional to say now. The two big surprises at the end of … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

  I almost skipped Yarn Along today. I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and when I came home exhausted last night I just didn’t feel up to taking a Yarn Along photo (which is not a difficult task, of course, but … Continue reading

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Progress report on Isabel Allende’s Maya’s Notebook (by Jill)

  I think I will look back on the books I’ve read in the past six months and the main thing I’ll remember is this: bad things happen to teenagers who end up in Las Vegas. Very. Bad. Things. Remember … Continue reading

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Some Brief Almost-Final Thoughts on We Are Not Ourselves (by Bethany)

It’s official. This is an Alzheimer’s book. I did not know it was an Alzheimer’s book before I read it; the book jacket hints but does not make this statement directly. I feel a little bit cheated. I’ve stayed away … Continue reading

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A Review of Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding (by Bethany)

( The New York Review of Books Classics Series really is a wonderful resource for people who like to read. If you’re not familiar with it, this is a series that resurrects high-quality books from all around the world that … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on John Williams’ Stoner (by Jill)

I think Stoner is my favorite book of 2015 so far. Yes, I know I’ve only finished three books so far and am about a third of the way through my fourth. But one of my favorite books of 2014 … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the First Third of Matthew Thomas’ We Are Not Ourselves (by Bethany)

I am reading several books at once, as I often do, but I am not feeling frantic and stressed about finishing them, as I sometimes do. Without that stressed feeling, reading lots of books at once is great. It’s like … Continue reading

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