Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018

2018-08-01T13:53:16+00:00

"The AWW challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 2018-08-01T13:53:16+00:00

French-Canadian Authors for the 12th Canadian Book Challenge

2018-07-26T14:13:09+00:00

There are about 800 discussions of books by Canadian writers on BIP, about half the books discussed here, but far more by English-Canadian than French-Canadian writers. For the 12th Canadian Book Challenge, I will be reading in translation. But which books? Which French-Canadian writers? In a previous year (the

French-Canadian Authors for the 12th Canadian Book Challenge 2018-07-26T14:13:09+00:00

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927)

2018-07-10T18:20:06+00:00

This post is published to coincide with the anniversary of the author’s death. She died in her home in Toronto on July 12, 1961, where she had written the final Jalna book, Centenary at Jalna. Even though I deliberately chose a story-order reading, over a publication-order

Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna (1927) 2018-07-10T18:20:06+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House (2012)

2018-06-20T17:21:57+00:00

“Those assholes again? Nah, he said. So I knew his aunt or Elwin had done it.” Violence permeates Joe’s life. It simmers beneath the surface of every single day. But in The Round House it erupts, nearly eclipses every other aspect of life for awhile. Something happens to his

Louise Erdrich’s The Round House (2012) 2018-06-20T17:21:57+00:00

Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse (2001)

2018-06-12T18:20:12+00:00

It was displayed on the wooden bookcase in the entrance way of the city library which was reserved for new books. The display was unmarked, near where the building’s security guard sat next to the front doors, no label and no sign, but the only thing to look at

Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles of Little No Horse (2001) 2018-06-12T18:20:12+00:00