Fresh bookishness!

Mini Update Sticky Post: November 1, 2018 Reading selections from the CanLit prizelists, I’ve recently finished Thea Lim’s An Ocean of Minutes and am slowly reading through Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (Trans. Peter McCambridge), both shortlisted for the Giller. For Margaret Atwood Reading Month, I’m re-reading Life Before Man. For a reading challenge, I am exploring Zora and Me, a fictionalized biography for middle-grade readers. Finally I’ve gotten into reading Ms. Marvel (the third volume). And I’m also a few chapters away from finishing Elizabeth Arthur’s Antarctic Navigation which has been on my shelves, unread, since 1994, but it is just wonderful: slow and dense and snowy. I am lost in it, in the best way, and I’m not sure I remember what my stack looks like without this bulky volume in it.

So many books to talk about! Including what’s currently in my bookbag and current projects.

Reading Louise Erdrich: fiction and non-fiction. (Currently, The Plague of Doves.)

Reading Mavis Gallant, one story at a time: From the Fifteenth District began on November 1st 

Exploring my grandmother’s copies of Mazo de la Roche’s Jalna stories. (I’ve just finished reading the 16th volume.)

How about you: what are you reading these days, and what are you looking forward to reading soon?

(First time here? Please don’t be shy: there’s no such thing as too much bookchat! Please leave a comment, say hello, talk books!)


  1. Danielle October 29, 2018 at 9:39 am - Reply

    I took the Gallant collection home with me over the weekend but then didn’t get a chance to read the first story so I have it with me today. Not sure I’ll write about each story, or maybe will just write about them in a very loose sort of way.

    • Buried In Print October 30, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      You’re also welcome to leave a long comment on my post if you prefer: I don’t mind. But the first one is, technically, a novella, which I’ve just finished rereading today, so you could probably find enough to say about that one for a post on its own, if you are so inclined. (Some are much shorter, I see, and I think this first story is the only one I’ve read before.)

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