Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part Two)

2021-01-06T15:14:40-05:00

While I put the finishing touches on the pie-charts and calculations from 2020’s reading log, there are just a couple other books to talk about that I read (mostly) over the holiday break. Ruth Gilligan’s The Butchers’ Blessing (2020) is praised by two writers who snag my attention: Colum

Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part Two)2021-01-06T15:14:40-05:00

Here and Elsewhere: New York City

2020-12-18T16:30:46-05:00

When I was a girl, I walked the streets of New York City with Harriet the Spy. And I revisited it regularly via Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. From a young age, this was a city I recognized on the page, a place that felt real, a

Here and Elsewhere: New York City2020-12-18T16:30:46-05:00

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)

2020-12-14T15:21:09-05:00

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)2020-12-14T15:21:09-05:00

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
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