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Final Thoughts on George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows (by Bethany)

Well, I finished it – and yes, it was entertaining at times. Unlike Outlander and other series, the books in A Song of Ice and Fire don’t vary much from one another in quality or in general mood. All of … Continue reading

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A Review of Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You (by Bethany)

This is a strange little book – ubiquitous in the circles I walk in (i.e. circles made up of Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Green Apple, and a half a dozen small local bookstores) and appearing often on shelves devoted to … Continue reading

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Another PAT CONROY MONTH!!!! Bites the Dust: Final Thoughts on South of Broad (by Bethany)

If it weren’t for this blog and its tradition of celebrating PAT CONROY every September, I would never have reread South of Broad. When I read it for the first time in 2009, I was highly attuned to its flaws. … 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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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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