Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Review of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief (by Bethany)

I am slightly less annoyed with this book than I was the last time I wrote about it (which was here). It is possible at times to forget that “Death” is telling the story, although I still snorted whenever I … Continue reading

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A Review of Anne Rice’s The Wolves of Midwinter (by Jill)

The more I think about The Wolves of Midwinter, Anne Rice’s follow up to 2012’s The Wolf Gift, the less I want to think about it. There are, let’s say, issues with this book. As everyone who has been reading … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

It’s perhaps a stretch to say that this is the last photo you’ll see of the brown sweater before it’s all pieced and finished – but this IS the final sleeve, and I DO have the next five days off … Continue reading

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Here’s Your One Chance, Fancy: Thoughts on the First Third of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth (by Bethany)

This may be the most irony-dense book I’ve ever read. I really don’t want to write a review – what I want to do is quote entire passages (page-long paragraphs in some cases) and then say “Isn’t this just horrible? … Continue reading

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A Review of Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See (by Jill)

Long before this book became the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner, to me it was a book with a pretty cover that Powell’s Indiespensible book club sent me. And then it was everywhere. And continues to be, over a year after … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

The brown English rib sweater (Yes… still) is the perfect project for me this week because it’s easy and can be worked on mindlessly, which is what I need during my first week on a new job. I got a … Continue reading

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A Review of Koethi Zan’s The Never List (by Bethany)

This novel is the prose equivalent of the stereotypical horror movie – you know, the one where the scantily-clad girl keeps going back in the creepy mansion where all the screams and chainsaw noises are coming from. The first half … Continue reading

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