June 2019, In My Stacks

2019-06-19T17:52:40-05:00

In which I stack equal numbers of books into piles and hope that nobody notices that I have maxed out the loans on my library card. But, I hasten to add, I am still reading from my own shelves too. Anyway, all of these are long-time shelf-sitters or TBR-list

June 2019, In My Stacks2019-06-19T17:52:40-05:00

Reading Trio: Native North

2017-07-24T12:11:12-05:00

For last year's Canadian book challenge, I chose to read on a theme: indigenous authors, inspired by some past favourites. But I neglected the northern natives. This reading trio will serve as a bridge into this year's Canadian book challenge. And, hey, it's not too late to join! The Shanawdithit spread

Reading Trio: Native North2017-07-24T12:11:12-05:00

A Really Good Brown Girl: Marilyn Dumont

2019-03-26T08:36:07-05:00

First published in 1996, Marilyn Dumont's debut - A Really Good Brown Girl - was reprinted thirteen times and later republished as part of Brick Books' classic series in 2013. In Lee Maracle's  introduction, she talks about keeping a worn copy next to her bed, taking good care of it. Like

A Really Good Brown Girl: Marilyn Dumont2019-03-26T08:36:07-05:00

On the page, on the screen

2017-07-20T17:55:53-05:00

Back in the days when you taped movies onto video cassettes, I was recording "Anna Karenina" to watch another time, when I turned on the television -- thinking the film was over and the credits would be running past -- and I could not unsee the last few seconds of the story

On the page, on the screen2017-07-20T17:55:53-05:00
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