Monthly Archives: May 2016

Progress! Update on Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager (by Jill)

  While I got a bunch of reading done over the weekend, somehow I don’t have anything to say about Voyager today. I suspect it’s because I want to just get back to reading it and screw blogging because I … Continue reading

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Another Blog Day Bites the Dust

This weekend is ending as it began: with very little productivity. I did do 2-3 hours of tutoring each day, so I guess I earned a very tiny bit of my keep. What else did I do? I took a restorative yoga … Continue reading

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Oh, the Inertia

I barely read anything this weekend. I’m not sure what I did instead – some tutoring, I suppose, plus some yoga, and – oh right, it’s coming back to me now – some Game of Thrones and some knitting. It’s … Continue reading

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Before

For the past couple of years, my writing and blogging command center has been the dining room table. First I just used a little corner of the table; soon my books and papers covered the whole thing. Then books and … Continue reading

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A PFP Board Meeting

I don’t have a review for you tonight, but Jill and I did meet up with some high school friends (who also didn’t quite finish Paradise Lost in AP English) and some of their husbands and children, and afterwards we … Continue reading

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Ah, Saturday….

In case you were wondering, I am well aware that it’s actually Thursday. But for me, and for many weekend workers, it’s also Saturday. Today was generally a failure productivity-wise, which my first Saturday often is. I did get laundry … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My book and my knitting project are not color-coordinated. I didn’t realize just how bright and glaring that book cover is until I saw it right next to my sangria sweater. The book is good – a contemporary quest narrative … Continue reading

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A Tibetan spaniel, a Golden Retriever, and a Dachshund walk into a bar….

  I’ve been thinking lately that I don’t give my dogs enough press on the blog. My cats get some, but the major focus is and always has been books. Duh, it’s a book blog, right? But progress on Voyager … Continue reading

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A Quick Review of Holly Tucker’s Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution

This will need to be a brief review, as my newly-reconstituted work schedule requires me to go to bed early some nights, including tonight. But that’s OK – all I really need to tell you is that this book is … Continue reading

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“You Put Your Whole Self In”: Final Thoughts on on Lily King’s Euphoria

I ended up enjoying Euphoria quite a lot. Once I got used to the quirks of the narrative voice (more on that in a moment), I found that this novel follows a classic love-triangle plot, though in a way it’s … Continue reading

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