Category Archives: PAT CONROY MONTH!

Thoughts on Book One, Part One of War and Peace (by Bethany)

  Pages read: 148 out of 1455 When I told Jill a while back that I planned to read War and Peace for PAT CONROY MONTH!!! this year, she said something to the effect that this endeavor might extend PAT … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

My cowl is coming along nicely, though I haven’t had a lot of time to work on it lately. Mostly I’ve been reading and writing – and enjoying both tasks even more than I usually do. I’m not reading South … Continue reading

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Christmas comes early to my book collection!

  Look what came in the mail today! Bless you, Amazon.com. This is my copy of the final book in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for Rachel, Ivy, Jenks, Al, and Trent. … Continue reading

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September (by Bethany)

Every year it’s the same. First you’re dusting off your flip-flops; then the kids get out of school. The farmer’s market overflows with watermelons and cherries and fresh basil and brilliant red tomatoes. You keep talking about the beach, but … Continue reading

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What? I’m Not Late! I’m Just Early for Next PAT CONROY MONTH!: Final Thoughts on The Lords of Discipline

I’ve only been to Charleston, SC once, and I found it disappointing. Fort Sumter was beautiful under some August thunderheads, but the museum there was unexceptional. I was in the city for a whole day and have no memory of … Continue reading

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Taking care of some unfinished 2013 business: Jill’s thoughts on Pat Conroy’s The Great Santini

I read this one in September.  Oh, September.  Three months and forty degrees ago.  The Great Santini was the last of the Pat Conroy’s canon as it existed in the early 1990’s that I read.  I don’t know why, exactly, … Continue reading

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PAT CONROY MONTH!! finally continues. Jill reviews My Losing Season, with very little mention of basketball.

The more I read of Pat Conroy as an adult the more I know that his most powerful “fiction” is the stuff that is rooted in truth.  This sentence is made apparent in reading My Losing Season, in which he … Continue reading

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PAT CONROY MONTH!, October Style: Thoughts on The Boo (by Bethany)

PAT CONROY MONTH! went by way too fast. I spent much of the month catching up on reviews of books I read over the summer, but I did read two of Pat Conroy’s books – The Lords of Discipline and … Continue reading

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Welcome to the middle of PAT CONROY MONTH!! (also known as an explanation of what I’ve been doing with myself for the past twelve months besides not blogging very much) By Jill

The Pat Conroy section at The Avid Reader in Davis, California The Pat Conroy section at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon September 2012 was the inaugural PAT CONROY MONTH!!  That month I read Pat Conroy’s My Reading Life, … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Welcome to PAT CONROY MONTH! 2013 (by Bethany)

I know – you’re giddy with anticipation, right? Me too! PAT CONROY MONTH! 2013 is only a couple of hours away here in Pacific Daylight Time. I’ve been planning my reading list for this month ever since around 12:05 am … Continue reading

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