A Balancing Act, Ongoing

2020-01-23T13:49:33-05:00

Before I settled on some other reading projects for 2020 (more on that tomorrow), I entertained the possibility of making a simpler goal than usual: choosing half of my reading from my own shelves and half from the library’s shelves. The idea being that I have tended to read

A Balancing Act, Ongoing2020-01-23T13:49:33-05:00

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018

2018-08-01T13:53:16-05:00

"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

Young Love, Complicated Love: Walking on Trampolines

2015-07-14T10:08:42-05:00

For weeks after reading Frances Whiting's Walking on Trampolines, my vocabulary was peppered with LuluBelle-isms. That's how I thought of the habit that young Lulu and Annabelle had, of mashing-up synonyms to intensify the meaning of each individual word. Gallery BooksSimon & Schuster, 2015 (2013) "I'm starmished," I would

Young Love, Complicated Love: Walking on Trampolines2015-07-14T10:08:42-05:00

Young Love, Complicated Love: Nothing Like Love

2015-07-14T10:05:51-05:00

Reading about Sabrina Ramnanan's love of Anne of Green Gables made me really want to read the debut novelist's Nothing Like Love. And it's a good thing that I understood this about her reading past, because it prepared me perfectly for her prose style. Random House CanadaDoubleday Canada, 2015

Young Love, Complicated Love: Nothing Like Love2015-07-14T10:05:51-05:00

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 2014

2017-07-24T14:27:25-05:00

“Bad coffee can only keep you company for so long at four a.m. in a bus depot.” Caitlin Press, 2014 All of the characters in Janine Alyson Young’s debut collection seem as though they would immediately recognize the truth of that. They all seem to have a spot

Quarterly Stories: Autumn 20142017-07-24T14:27:25-05:00
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