Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation (2020)

2020-10-28T14:19:46-05:00

If Bird doesn’t know Thumps Dreadfulwater, someone should introduce them. Both men are photographers, indigenous (they’d probably say ‘Indian), and diabetic. Both have had longterm relationships—with cats, as well as women, and they would consider dessert their favourite food group. They’re simultaneously interested enough in the world to strike

Thomas King’s Indians on Vacation (2020)2020-10-28T14:19:46-05:00

January 2015, In My Reading Log

2020-10-01T12:53:35-05:00

Ater a year of new-new-new, January has been filled with the familiar, the known. It's not been about making new-shiny-library-residing friends, but about becoming better acquainted with long-time residents of my own bookshelves, remembering what drew particular authors onto my MRE (MustReadEverything) list and particular books onto my shelves. Have

January 2015, In My Reading Log2020-10-01T12:53:35-05:00

Carolyn Abraham’s The Juggler’s Children (2013)

2014-03-20T20:38:07-05:00

Less than a penny. That's how much it costs to read a single letter of DNA. Between 2000 and 2003, the cost fell from $1.50 to less than a single cent. "Suddenly DNA was mass-market." Random House Canada, 2013 Carolyn Abraham hadn't been saving her pennies for this

Carolyn Abraham’s The Juggler’s Children (2013)2014-03-20T20:38:07-05:00

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings

2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

My experience with Neil Gaiman is relatively limited: Odd and the Frost Giants and the audio production of The Graveyard Book. Stardust is a very interesting third to add, and all the more so given that I have been reading the version illustrated by Charles Vess. 1997; DC Comics,

Stardust Readalong, Hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings2014-03-20T19:55:24-05:00

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)

2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00

Two years before everybody was talking about Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Shree Ghatage's collection was published. Awake When All the World is Asleep considers similar themes, and also presents a wide variety of narrators in both Indian and North American settings. (Okay, it didn't win a Pulitzer, but

Shree Ghatage’s Awake When All the World is Asleep (1997)2014-03-20T15:11:08-05:00
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