Spring 2018, In My Reading Log


Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) I thought the footnotes would make it fun (like in a Steven Haywood short story); I was more focussed on the ‘wondrous’ than the warning of brevity. In fact, Oscar’s life emerges from dictatorship and constricted choices, and you

Spring 2018, In My Reading Log2018-06-05T10:29:52-05:00

In My Reading Log, Summer 2017


In which there is talk of novels which were read too quickly to allow for extensive note-taking and snapshots: good reading. Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door (2017) Longlisted for the Women's Fiction Prize this year, this story about two women in their eighties, neighbours in South Africa, is quietly

In My Reading Log, Summer 20172017-09-20T10:23:01-05:00

March/April 2012 Have Read/Will Read


In March: The highlight of my reading month was all my girl-ish reading. Everywhere I look, it's Girls Girls Girls. And it shows. In non-fiction reading, with Peggy Orenstein's Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Rachel Lloyd's Girls Like Us. Both of these got shelved on my World-Changing shelf

March/April 2012 Have Read/Will Read2014-03-15T19:25:44-05:00

Did Read/Will Read: January/February 2012


Some reading months are just really exciting, right? That's my January 2012. Some of the thrills are pretty specific. For instance, my First Amazing Read of 2012, Edem Awumey's Dirty Feet (House of Anansi, 2011); I actually read it twice in January. Whenever I finish a book with that "Must

Did Read/Will Read: January/February 20122014-07-11T17:12:40-05:00

December Did Read/January Will Read


I started thinking about December's reads in November. Do you "read ahead of yourself" sometimes too? But I knew there were books that I wanted to finish in 2010, so I cleared the proverbial decks to focus on those. Sometimes I just get tired of looking at the same books

December Did Read/January Will Read2010-12-30T21:43:44-05:00
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