Fresh bookishness!

Mini Update Sticky Post: November 17, 2018 Reading from the CanLit prizelists has been keeping me busy. Eric Dupont’s Songs for the Cold of Heart (Trans. Peter McCambridge), was my last read for this venture and I paid the biggest library fine I’ve ever had for a single item in order to finish it. For Margaret Atwood Reading Month, I’m re-reading Life Before Man. Finally I’ve gotten into reading Ms. Marvel (the fifth volume). In non-fiction, I’m reading Sharon Butala’s The Girl in Saskatoon: A Meditation on Friendship, Memory, and Murder alongside Muriel Spark’s autobiography, Curriculum Vitae. Along with a debut novel by Patty Yumi Cottrell and a soon-to-published collection by Nilofar Shidmehr. So. Many. Good. Books.

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?

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  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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