Monthly Archives: May 2015

Happy Mother’s Day From Some Friendly Neighborhood Fictional Characters (by Bethany)

In honor of Mother’s Day, I thought I would introduce you to a mother with whom I’ve been spending a lot of happy hours over the last eleven months or so. This is chapter two of a novel in progress … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby as Complicated Comedy (by Bethany)

I’ve known for a long time that The Great Gatsby is a shape-shifter. If Gatsby is its protagonist (and it’s not at all clear that he is), the novel follows the trajectory of a tragedy, in which a hero falls … Continue reading

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Progress Report on Dragonfly in Amber (by Jill)

I love Diana Gabaldon books. I spent all day today reading (okay and napping and doing laundry) and I really felt like I made good progress! I’m on page 300! And that’s not even a third of the way through … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My tan sweater and my copy of A Clash of Kings are like siblings on vacation: Seriously, Mom? Another group photo? I have promised them that I will finish one of them this weekend. Which will it be – the … Continue reading

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Things I’ve been doing instead of reading Dragonfly in Amber (by Jill)

Primarily I was in Yosemite. And I had to drive myself there and back, so no time to read in the car. It actually wasn’t so bad, even though in recent years I have been more often a passenger than … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on A Clash of Kings (by Bethany)

Pages read: 390 out of 969 I’m due for another Abandoned Books Report, but the prospect of writing one made me a little sad. So I’ve decided to declare May of 2015 to be No Book Left Behind Month. My … Continue reading

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