Adding to My Indigenous Reading List

2017-07-25T11:31:33+00:00

When I was musing on the possibilities for a reading list of indigenous authors, almost all of my favourites were fiction (just one memoir and some poetry snuck in). It just happened! But halfway through the reading year, I read the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconcilation Committee with my reading for

Adding to My Indigenous Reading List 2017-07-25T11:31:33+00:00

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

2017-07-20T17:41:47+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) 2017-07-20T17:41:47+00:00

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

In My Reading Log, December 2016

2016-12-13T12:13:27+00:00

Once again, my idea of reading more non-fiction this year didn't materialize. During Non-Fiction November, so many people were actually reading books that I have been meaning to read but I picked up a novel or collection instead. Nonetheless, I've squeezed in a few. Julia Shaw's The Memory Illusion (2016) Memory

In My Reading Log, December 2016 2016-12-13T12:13:27+00:00

“Wasn’t my life supposed to be rock and roll?”

2016-07-31T12:23:08+00:00

Rockstar or not, Nicola Harwood's Flight Instructions for the Commitment Impaired is a bold and absorbing memoir. At times her style is plain and functional, at other times it is poetic and intricate - even captivating, her voice consistently displayed centre-stage. Caitlin Press, 2016 "No such thing as one true love,

“Wasn’t my life supposed to be rock and roll?” 2016-07-31T12:23:08+00:00