Mavis Gallant’s “The Moabitess”


Miss Horeham seems to have walked straight out of a Barbara Pym novel: an older woman with standards which are disappointed with some regularity. She has lived in this pension for long enough to see families come and go, long enough to recognise the rhythms of the seasons there, and

Mavis Gallant’s “The Moabitess”2017-07-20T17:54:50-05:00

December 2015, In My Bookbag


What I was not carrying in my bookbag this month: David Mitchell's Ghostwritten, Shauna Singh Baldwin's The Tiger Claw and the third volume in G.R.R. Martin's Ice and Fire series. These hefty volumes stayied at home, but these slimmer books were travelling this month. And there was more to-ing and fro-ing this month

December 2015, In My Bookbag2017-07-24T14:53:42-05:00

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (1 of 4)


Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn't it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks? Doubleday Canada - Penguin Random

Summer Reading To-Do List for Sunny Days (1 of 4)2020-03-31T12:17:26-05:00

Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer’s Bookish Fairy Tales


On the outside? Between the Lines is an ordinary, kinda chunky YA novel. But, inside? Some full-colour illustrations and a generous amount of silhouette artwork are scattered throughout the text, which is printed in three different colours. Simon Pulse, 2012 It begins with "The Beginning", in black text, and a once-upon-a-time

Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer’s Bookish Fairy Tales2017-07-20T17:40:48-05:00

Summer 2015, In My Bookbag


Tomorrow, I will be on the move. So many of the books currently occupying a position in my stacks are bulky and heavy, that it was easy to choose amongst the skinny residents. I have one more story to read in Gabrielle Roy's The Road Past Altamont. There are only three in

Summer 2015, In My Bookbag2017-07-24T15:25:58-05:00
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