Lee Maracle: An Assortment #ReadIndigenous


Beginning June 1, through June 21, I’ve been sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. Today, here, thoughts on an assortment of Lee Maracle’s books. On May 30th, there was talk of the latest Thomas King mystery, on June 1st talk of Daniel Heath

Lee Maracle: An Assortment #ReadIndigenous2019-05-19T17:14:52-05:00

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories


I was just mentioning Coyote stories a couple of months ago, in my Spring Quarterly round-up of short fiction. But these illustrated coyote stories are inviting for both younger and older readers. Two of the tales are illustrated by Johnny Wales, full-sized and full-colour (and mostly double-spread) illustrations,

Thomas King’s Coyote Stories2018-07-23T18:33:23-05:00

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018


"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 20182018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

‘Tis the Season…for Mosquitoes


So, it's past the middle of November, so I'm surprised to find myself surrounded by so many mosquitoes. First in the fifth volume of Laura Ingalls Wilder's series, On the Shores of Silver Lake. Living so close to the land, the other residents are regularly brushing elbows (and paws and wings

‘Tis the Season…for Mosquitoes2015-11-26T14:38:02-05:00

Summer 2015, In My Bookbag


Tomorrow, I will be on the move. So many of the books currently occupying a position in my stacks are bulky and heavy, that it was easy to choose amongst the skinny residents. I have one more story to read in Gabrielle Roy's The Road Past Altamont. There are only three in

Summer 2015, In My Bookbag2017-07-24T15:25:58-05:00
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