Monthly Archives: March 2015

Yarn Along

I went out of town this past weekend, and I didn’t bring any knitting with me. My plan for the trip was to combine a job interview, a family visit, and some intense writing time all into two and a … Continue reading

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

I’m getting a late start tonight, so I’m going to keep this short. Flanagan won the Man Booker Prize in 2014 for this novel, and I hadn’t heard of it till the Longlist came out. 2014 was the first year … Continue reading

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Back to Yosemite (by Jill)

Some of you may remember that last year at this time I wrote about how Yosemite saved my life.  In 2011, we started going to a conference here every March and I realized how much I was missing out on … Continue reading

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French Women Don’t Read Self-Help Books: Introducing a Mini-Marathon

I’ve had some job interviews in my life lately, bringing with them the attendant excitement and stress (and also the attendant stress eating and insomnia). I’m enjoying The Buried Giant (and will finish it tomorrow, I promise!), but when I … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

A couple of weeks ago I posted a photo that looked almost exactly like this one; the sweater in that photo is DONE. This one should be done in the next day or two and both sweaters will be heading … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the First Half of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant (by Bethany)

This novel is about that time in the sixth century A.D. when the whole world got Alzheimer’s. I’ll explain: this novel opens at an underground warren somewhere in the geographical region we would call the British Isles. The warren is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (by Bethany)

This novel is set in Australia in the summer of 1900. At its outset, the students and staff members of Appleyard College are preparing for a picnic, and one gets the sense that this picnic is the most exciting break … Continue reading

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