Fresh bookishness!

Mini Update Sticky Post: December 19, 2018 Reading from the CanLit prizelists was keeping me busy, as was Margaret Atwood Reading Month,But now I’m reading Jenny Han’s To All the boys I’ve Loved Before and Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered. For a bookish slant, I’m finally reading Nina Sankovitch’s Tolstoy and the Purple Chair. For a trashish slant, I’ve got Grace Metallious’ Petyon Place at the ready. And I’m tired of missing out on Celeste Ng, so I’ve got her within reach as well.

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

Reading Louise Erdrich: fiction and non-fiction. (Currently, LaRose.)

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 finished reading the 16th and final 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 December 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Oh, yes, Payton Place. You can’t get much more trashy than that! 😉 Pretty much every nasty thing that can happen in a community does. I always meant to watch the TV show. I wouldn’t mind reading the Ng novel myself. I really liked her first book. I am sort of on a Russian reading binge, but it mostly only extends to the setting and not (maybe not Yet) to Russian authors. Maybe I can squeeze in a Chekhov novella or some short stories. I have been thinking of rereading Anna K, but that would have to be contemplated for January, I think. Are you feeling more freedom to have the CanLit Giller Prize reading done?

  2. hibernatorslibrary December 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard really good things about Louise Erdrich, though I haven’t read anything by her. Where would you suggest beginning?

  3. 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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