In My Stacks, May 2016

2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

How much of your reading is non-fiction? Does it fluctuate, or are you committed to reading (or not reading) it? When others were participating in non-fiction November last year, and actually reading a lot of the books that I'd been kinda-half-sorta thinking about reading, I realised that tending towards fiction

In My Stacks, May 2016 2017-07-20T18:03:10+00:00

Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage

2017-05-03T12:47:05+00:00

The Canadian Opera Company is now presenting a new 50th-anniversary production of "Louis Riel", originally written for the celebration of the Canadian centenary in 1967, with an attempt to shift that oh-so-colonial gaze, now including indigenous artists and languages with more nuanced representations of the historical figures. These are powerfully important

Louis Riel: On the Page, On the Stage 2017-05-03T12:47:05+00:00

Debra Komar’s The Lynching of Peter Wheeler (2014)

2014-09-11T19:11:53+00:00

Debra Komar creates a narrative which manages to straddle the line between scholarly analysis and page-turner, relying upon court records, newspapers, and other historical documentation to gather evidence surrounding the murder of 14-year-old Annie Kempton in Bear River, Nova Scotia in 1896. Goose Lane Editions, 2014 “This book

Debra Komar’s The Lynching of Peter Wheeler (2014) 2014-09-11T19:11:53+00:00

Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch (2014)

2014-06-26T15:04:21+00:00

Within pages, the bookish will find a niche to inhabit in Rebecca Mead's book, in much the same way that the author has inhabited the pages of Middlemarch. Bond Street Books - Doubleday, 2014 Perhaps not in exactly the same way, for as the author posits, that particularly

Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch (2014) 2014-06-26T15:04:21+00:00

Notes on Reading Julie Macfie Sobol & Ken Sobol’s Love and Forgetting

2014-06-26T14:47:23+00:00

While Love and Forgetting was in my stack of current reads, I listened to the World Book Club's podcast edition of a discussion of Albert Camus' The Outsider. Camus is someone whose work I associate with formal study, not pleasure, but Harriet Gilbert's interviews draw me into subjects I don't

Notes on Reading Julie Macfie Sobol & Ken Sobol’s Love and Forgetting 2014-06-26T14:47:23+00:00