Quarterly Stories: Summer 2018

2018-07-10T17:50:21+00:00

Danticat, Farnsworth, Gallant, Hunter, Li and Quade Short Stories in April, May and June Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to three familiar writers and also explored three new-to-me story writers. Just

Quarterly Stories: Summer 2018 2018-07-10T17:50:21+00:00

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015)

2018-06-20T18:00:48+00:00

Can you be trusted to finish a series? My track record with them is spotty, at best. But I'm working hard to improve my reputation. This year, I started and finished reading Amitav Ghosh's trilogy, each volume over 500 pages (but the page-turning sort of pages). Hopefully the other

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015) 2018-06-20T18:00:48+00:00

Canadian Writers, CanLit, and Writers in Canada

2018-06-05T16:18:34+00:00

There are nearly 800 discussions about books that could be categorized as CanLit on this site, but only a few focus specifically on the act of writing: this quartet was inspired by the 11th Canadian Book Challenge, currently hosted by The Indextrious Reader. (Previous reading for the challenge has

Canadian Writers, CanLit, and Writers in Canada 2018-06-05T16:18:34+00:00

Spring 2018, In My Reading Log

2018-06-05T10:29:52+00:00

Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2008) I thought the footnotes would make it fun (like in a Steven Haywood short story); I was more focussed on the ‘wondrous’ than the warning of brevity. In fact, Oscar’s life emerges from dictatorship and constricted choices, and you

Spring 2018, In My Reading Log 2018-06-05T10:29:52+00:00

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2018

2018-06-14T13:55:39+00:00

Endicott, Manto, King, Bruneau and Lispector Short Stories in January, February and March Whether in a dedicated collection or a magazine, these stories capture a variety of reading moods. This quarter, I returned to two favourite writers and also explored three new-to-me story writers.

Quarterly Stories: Spring 2018 2018-06-14T13:55:39+00:00