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

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2014

2014-05-22T11:45:27+00:00

In collection reading, since Quarterly Stories: Winter 2013 I've read Susie Moloney's Things Withered, the latest installment of the Alice Munro reading project, B.J. Novak's One More Thing, and the most recent volume of Journey Prize stories.  But mostly I've been dipping into single stories in recent months. Partly this was inspired by random samplings of the latest ReLit

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2014 2014-05-22T11:45:27+00:00

Re-reading Oryx and Crake, Notes on a Saturday

2014-03-20T21:17:03+00:00

What a delicious juxtaposition: the lushness of the farmers' market this morning - and all the bounty and treat-ness that entails - with a re-read of Oryx and Crake planned for the remainder of the day. Like many other readers, I've been tremendously excited by the prospect of the trilogy's

Re-reading Oryx and Crake, Notes on a Saturday 2014-03-20T21:17:03+00:00

Nicolas Debon’s Four Pictures by Emily Carr (2003)

2014-07-11T16:19:48+00:00

There are a number of ways in which one can get to know Emily Carr. Groundwood Books - House of Anansi, 2003 First, for the bookish, via her own writing. Klee Wick (1941), The Book of Small (1942), The House of All Sorts (1944), and, published posthumously, Growing Pains

Nicolas Debon’s Four Pictures by Emily Carr (2003) 2014-07-11T16:19:48+00:00