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

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957)

2017-10-27T09:48:42+00:00

When I first peeked into the Jalna books, I discovered that Mazo de la Roche's biographers depended heavily upon Ringing the Changes, her autobiography, which I was pleased to find in the library. It's that kind of old book whose pages have been turned so often that they are softer

Mazo de la Roche’s Ringing the Changes (1957) 2017-10-27T09:48:42+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (2003)

2017-10-27T09:49:36+00:00

The table of contents is simple but thrilling for me, the book's five chapters all themes and topics of great interest: Books and Islands, Islands, Rock Paintings, Books, and Home. If the other titles in the series (from National Geographic)  are even half of what this volume appears to be,

Louise Erdrich’s Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (2003) 2017-10-27T09:49:36+00:00

Reasons to read Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates (2016)

2017-07-20T17:43:35+00:00

For a love of birds with wings, especially parrots. "But what did happen to Adam and Eve? Did they hollow out the Tree of Knowledge, make a canoe and then paddle east to Europe? Fnyeh. Not these Heyerdahls. But, if there ever were an Adam and Eve, who knows where they

Reasons to read Gary Barwin’s Yiddish for Pirates (2016) 2017-07-20T17:43:35+00:00