Monthly Archives: May 2015

And now for something completely different… An actual progress report on Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber (by Jill)

This is akin to a miracle for my reading habits this year: I have actually had time to sit and read the past couple of days and have gotten pretty far in Dragonfly in Amber! I’m about two thirds of … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

I’ll admit – I haven’t finished either the tan sweater or A Clash of Kings. Last weekend was a busy one for me – busy with good things – and I don’t think I spent more than an hour or … Continue reading

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Are You There, God? It’s Me, Sansa (And Absolutely No Other Thoughts About A Clash of Kings) (by Bethany)

I have nothing to say about A Clash of Kings tonight – but when good old Aunt Flo visited Sansa in the chapter I was reading before I went to bed last night, I knew that at the very least … Continue reading

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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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