Monthly Archives: March 2015

Further Thoughts on Game of Thrones (by Bethany)

Pages read: 255 out of 674 Right after I posted my last update, I started having some substantive things to say about Game of Thrones. Some of these ideas came from reader comments (thank you!), and others came naturally as … Continue reading

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And now for something entirely different…. My Review of Jen Lancaster’s The Tao of Martha (by Jill)

As I’ve been reading Jen’s latest memoir this week, I realized that I’ve read a pretty big variety of books so far this year, from popular teen literature to a Man Booker Prize winner. What’s been absent has been nonfiction, … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Game of Thrones (by Bethany)

Pages read: 133 of 674 I don’t know how productive it will be for me to write multiple reviews of Game of Thrones here on the blog. I’m assuming that I’m one of the last few sentient beings on earth who … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

It’s hard to portray in a photo how long Jill’s scarf is getting, but I estimate it’s about three feet long. Soon will come that period of time when every few rows I’ll tell myself that surely it must be … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Richard Flanagan’s The Narrow Road to the Deep North (by Jill)

  So. The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize in 2014. After finishing it I understand why. It’s a big novel, but it is also a small one. It has a cast of thousands (not … Continue reading

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A Review of John Renehan’s The Valley (by Bethany)

One of the few good things to come out of the long, ambiguously-defined war of the last thirteen years is a small but notable selection of good fiction. The first round of September 11-themed fiction was as strident and shrill … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant (by Bethany)

This review considers all aspects of this novel, including its ending. Please do not read this review if you want to avoid “spoilers.” I closed my thoughts on the first half of this novel with a series of questions, and … Continue reading

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