Erin Brockovich’s Superman’s Not Coming (2020) #ReadtheChange

2020-11-27T16:14:32-05:00

This isn’t a book I planned to read. From my perspective, Brockovich’s activism is more relevant to American readers and I’d be better off reading Maude Barlow’s Whose Water Is It Anyway? (2019). In some respects, this is true. Brockovich does present some detailed information and updates about water

Erin Brockovich’s Superman’s Not Coming (2020) #ReadtheChange2020-11-27T16:14:32-05:00

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada (2 of 3)

2020-10-14T17:13:31-05:00

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how much Naomi’s Atlantic Canada reading has impacted the books in my stacks. (Check out her project here, along with pages dedicated to the Halifax Explosion and regional literary awards on Consumed by Ink.) When I reach for another book set in Toronto

Storytellers: Atlantic Canada (2 of 3)2020-10-14T17:13:31-05:00

Laura Trethewey’s The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea #ReadtheChange

2020-10-14T09:38:42-05:00

Nobody needs to convince you that the ocean is vast. But relevant? Readers who share Trethewey’s belief that “the ocean’s story is also our own” will be more likely to pick up this volume. Many of us understand her launching spot: “The watery surface is a place of transit

Laura Trethewey’s The Imperilled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea #ReadtheChange2020-10-14T09:38:42-05:00

David Berry’s On Nostalgia (2020)

2020-09-29T17:32:51-05:00

“Everything written down these days and worth reading is oriented towards nostalgia,” one of the characters in Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch declares. How handy to have David Berry’s new book On Nostalgia within reach, to illustrate the enduring interest in the matter, decades later. (Cortázar’s novel was published in Spanish

David Berry’s On Nostalgia (2020)2020-09-29T17:32:51-05:00

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (4 of 4)

2020-07-31T11:49:38-05:00

Have you been on the edge of your seat? The fourth and last of my planned posts on Flannery O’Connor has been delayed (the first, second, and third were published weeks ago) while library transfers were pending. Meanwhile, a new documentary has also been released, although currently only available

The Writing Life: Flannery O’Connor (4 of 4)2020-07-31T11:49:38-05:00
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