The Creative Life on the Page (Five Books)

2017-03-26T10:20:32+00:00

Because I forgot my key one day, I had to wait in the neighbourhood library for Mister BIP to finish work, before I could go home. I suppose I could have waited in the subway station. But it was only a 20-minute walk. Of course I walked: wouldn't you? One

The Creative Life on the Page (Five Books) 2017-03-26T10:20:32+00:00

Quarterly Stories: Three Collections

2017-01-18T10:28:59+00:00

In Susan Hill's Howard's End Is on the Landing, she quotes a friend who says "We read Margaret Drabble to feel the zeitgeist, our daughters read Helen Simpson." (Their daughters' daughters might be reading Janine Alyson Young or Alex Leslie or Rivka Galchen or Eufemia Fantetti.) In the first story

Quarterly Stories: Three Collections 2017-01-18T10:28:59+00:00

Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016)

2017-01-03T11:22:08+00:00

“There was virtually no aspect of twentieth-century defense technology that had not been touched by the hands and minds of female mathematicians.” HarperCollins, 2016 That might not come up in math class at school, but it's evident on every page of Hidden Figures. "What I wanted was for

Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures (2016) 2017-01-03T11:22:08+00:00

June 2015, In My Stacks

2017-07-24T15:25:24+00:00

My progress through Gabrielle Roy's works has been slow but steady, and this month I requested one of the children's books, which I held out for myself as a reward for finishing six of her novels. My treat was to be Cliptail, but the only copy available in the public

June 2015, In My Stacks 2017-07-24T15:25:24+00:00

May 2014, In My Reading Log

2014-07-11T17:20:33+00:00

May tallies something like this: 24 books (including verse, graphic novels, and kidlit), 2 magazines, assorted stories, 2 cookbooks, and a picture book (Marilyn Nelson’s A Wreath for Emmett Till). (Surely I’m not the only person who has trouble keeping track now that there are notebooks and files to update?)

May 2014, In My Reading Log 2014-07-11T17:20:33+00:00