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Living in bookishness

I was that kid who was scolded for bringing a book everywhere. Now, I am taller. And I can carry more books.

This site is about giving back, in exchange for the many hours spent in the company of books.

Here, I can share my enthusiasm for those books which have offered me bookish friendships, for those writers’ works which have participated in countless paged conversations.

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A Voracious Enthusiast

No advertisements. This is part of an exchange: words for words.

Recent Bookchat

About the pages that I’ve been turning

Reading Trio: Native North

For last year's Canadian book challenge, I chose to read on a theme: indigenous authors, inspired by some past favourites. But I neglected the northern natives. This reading

In My Reading Log, Summer 2017

In which there is talk of novels which were read too quickly to allow for extensive note-taking and snapshots: good reading. Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door (2017)

Mavis Gallant’s “The Moabitess”

Miss Horeham seems to have walked straight out of a Barbara Pym novel: an older woman with standards which are disappointed with some regularity. She has lived in

Chinese Girls: In Fiction, In Photos

Bette Bao Lord's In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson (1984) opens when Bandit is living in China in her grandparents' home. She is ten years

Mavis Gallant’s “Bernadette”

Alice Munro's hired girls like to read too.In "Sunday Afternoon", Alva asks Mr. Gannett if she could borrow "King Lear" and, also, Stendhal's The Red and the Black. Mr.

Dear Author:

Do you think there is a match to be made between B.I.P. and a particular book?

Any work that I have ever agreed to accept has been covered on B.I.P. which is partly because I am very fussy about accepting. What happens when I am a willing reader?

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