Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Review of T.C. Boyle’s The Harder They Come (by Jill)

Got this one from my boss a few weeks ago. When she gave it to me she said it was the best T.C. Boyle book she’s read, and I’m pretty sure she’s read most of them. I decided to read … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My English rib sweater is coming along nicely – I’d say I have about six inches of the back finished. I love working with sturdy wool yarn after spending so long on the tank sweater (which is wonderfully soft, but … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Part I of Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son (by Bethany)

At first my plan was not to write a progress report on this book, since there are all kinds of complexities going on and I am not 100% sure what is “real” (within the framework of the fictional novel) and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Postcards from Purgatory!

Today our blog turns three. Postcards from Purgatory can draw a circle, walk in a straight line, and climb stairs easily, using alternating feet. It still has tantrums. It’s reliably toilet-trained, but sometimes when it is stressed or overwhelmed and … Continue reading

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Final Thoughts on Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber (by Jill)

I finally finished it! And it was glorious. I skipped multiple opportunities to exercise over the past few days in favor of working through Dragonfly in Amber, and though I have a twinge of guilt about the hours of 2:30 … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

A weekend with no plans + a Mad Men marathon = one tan tank sweater that is DONE!! By “done,” I mean that it’s off needles. I still need to weave in the ends, and yes, for the first time … Continue reading

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A Compelling Thorn: Final Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Clash of Kings (by Bethany)

I kicked and screamed my way through the last two hundred pages of A Clash of Kings, and guess what I did when I finished? I immediately picked up A Storm of Swords and began scanning through it – not … Continue reading

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