December 2014: In My Reading Log

2021-02-01T10:44:38-05:00

Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods (2014) Comprised of five long and two short works, these tales are peopled with losses and lonelinesses. Hues of red, black and white dominate the volume, with other colours used sparingly for contrast. Panel use is unpredictable, with images sometimes boxed but often sprawling and

December 2014: In My Reading Log2021-02-01T10:44:38-05:00

Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird (2014)

2020-05-20T13:54:35-05:00

Girl Cave Rose. Prince Dark Mirror. Crow Cellar Ring. One has the sense that Helen Oyeyemi thinks in threes. Also that she views the world through a slightly skewed lens. Hamish Hamilton - Penguin, 2014 But Boy, Snow, Bird is not simply a random collection of resonant images

Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird (2014)2020-05-20T13:54:35-05:00

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

Sara Maitland’s Gossip from the Forest (2012)

2014-03-20T15:25:05-05:00

Sometimes, you sense the match between you and a particular book immediately. Granta Books, 2012 (via House of Anansi) That's what happened with me and Sara Maitland's book. I still remember the pang of realization in discovering that it had not yet been published: the long wait for

Sara Maitland’s Gossip from the Forest (2012)2014-03-20T15:25:05-05:00

Weekend Sampler: Hoogland, Griffin and Burgess

2014-03-17T16:54:37-05:00

Today's bookish chatter: featuring Cornelia Hoogland's Woods Wolf Girl and two snack-sized servings of Daniel Griffin's Stopping for Strangers and Tony Burgess' Idaho Winter. Wolsak & Wynn, 2011 Cornelia Hoogland's Woods Wolf Girl is a page-turner of a poetry collection. Even if you are already familiar with the roots of

Weekend Sampler: Hoogland, Griffin and Burgess2014-03-17T16:54:37-05:00
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