Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Four (Carol Off)


Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction). It's a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week. Week four's theme is Reads Like Fiction and it's hosted by

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week Four (Carol Off)2018-10-30T19:17:29-05:00

Thomas King’s Dreadfulwater Mysteries (Books 1 – 3)


Thumps Dreadfulwater. That’s his Indian name. No, wait, that’s his actual name. Which is when you know that you are not, actually, in Chinook, where Thumps Dreadfulwater solves cases. You are in Thomas King country. Readers of King’s An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North

Thomas King’s Dreadfulwater Mysteries (Books 1 – 3)2020-11-04T11:08:43-05:00

Africa Reading Challenge 2018


Last year, I read the first of each of the following pairs of books for Kinna's Reading Africa Challenge; I'm posting on them now that I've finished reading the pairs. Reading for this challenge is a challenge; I don't stumble upon African novels on the fiction shelves of my

Africa Reading Challenge 20182018-07-11T14:22:20-05:00

Adding to My Indigenous Reading List


When I was musing on the possibilities for a reading list of indigenous authors, almost all of my favourites were fiction (just one memoir and some poetry snuck in). It just happened! But halfway through the reading year, I read the Summary Report of the Truth and Reconcilation Committee with my reading for

Adding to My Indigenous Reading List2019-05-11T19:48:49-05:00

In the Wake: Books which Suit RIP X


In the past, I've made large stacks of creepy reading with the RIP challenges in mind, but I  have a habit of stacking up many lovely possibilities but then choosing different books altogether later on. Perhaps this is partly because books can surprise you and take you in unexpected directions.

In the Wake: Books which Suit RIP X2015-09-18T12:44:13-05:00
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