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Life Class and Toby's Room, by Pat Barker

I picked these books up because my online book club was reading Toby’s Room and I wanted to read the prequel, Life Class, as well. 363 more words

Fiction -- Historical

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Jill's second update on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

I have made steady progress since my last update. I’ve gotten to page 206. I’m enjoying K and C (which is how I’m referring to this book from now on. 623 more words

Fiction - General

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Caleb’s Crossing is by a writer whose output to date has been small, but bears the mark of quality. Those who enjoy her work might notice a comparison between her and Marilynne Robinson, who also tends to favour ecumenical and religious themes, for example, in… 963 more words

Fiction: 21st Century

THE THIRD WITCH by Rebecca Reisert

This is the story of the three witches in Shakespeare’s Macbeth – who are, it turns out, Nettle, Mad Helga and Gillyflower. Nettle is middle-aged, a herbalist, and blessed with the Sight; and not only that, but on occasion the “Old Ones” speak through her: 890 more words

Book Reviews

Early thoughts on Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

When I learned what my July Numbers Challenge book was, I was happy. I’ve been a devoted buyer of Michael Chabon’s books for years now, since I saw the movie version of… 614 more words

Fiction - General

Final Thoughts on Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life  

So, the answer to my big question from my last post, “Does Ursula Todd know that she’s living her life over and over again?” has been answered.  579 more words

Fiction - General