Monthly Archives: January 2015

A tale of two books: Progress Report on John Williams’ Stoner and Veronica Roth’s Divergent (by Jill)

I bet everyone has heard of at least one of these books, and I bet it isn’t the one by the guy with the same name as the guy who composed all the music for all the Star Wars movies. … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

This photo is a little chaotic-looking. I planned it that way on purpose to reflect what the inside of my brain looks like these days. I am trying really hard to read only one book at a time, which is … Continue reading

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A Review of Paolo Giordano’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers (by Bethany)

This is a light, easy, compelling read – much lighter and easier than one might expect from an author with a Ph.D in physics. While the number symbolism (in the title and occasionally elsewhere) is my least favorite part of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on José Saramago’s Death with Interruptions (by Jill)

First, off, Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, and that you’re ready for a new year spent with us here on PfP. When my boss gave me this book, this is how she prefaced it: “I … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

One of the highlights of my holiday season was when I found out that The West Wing has a seventh season. I thought the series ended after Season 6, and I was watching season 6 with some trepidation because none of … Continue reading

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New Year, New (Disappointing) Book about Priests in Space: A Review of Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things (by Bethany)

I love a good book about priests in space. Though I am willing to interpret this genre loosely (more on this in a moment), its epitome is Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, which is about a Jesuit mission into outer … Continue reading

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