Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log

2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

These are some summer reads which left an impression; now my stack and library card are humming and wriggling, with all the CanLit prizelist reading – including my new Shadow Jury reading responsibilities towards the 2018 Giller Prize – but these books insist on a sliver of the spotlight.

Autumn 2018: In My Reading Log2018-10-17T12:30:01-05:00

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017)

2018-09-17T18:56:43-05:00

It’s such a perfect way to begin the book, inviting readers to imagine sitting at a kitchen table with Sto:lo author, Lee Maracle. And because it is inspired by the recurring conversations which she has had, over the years, with Canadians, this motif is not only welcoming but also

Lee Maracle’s Conversations with Canadians (2017)2018-09-17T18:56:43-05:00

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions

2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

This bundle of books, with the Canadian Reading Challenge in mind (this, the eleventh year, hosted by The Indextrious Reader, with sign-ups for the twelfth year now posted), was particularly delectable. I love the idea of telling the story of a life in a way that feels true, whether

Life Stories: Facts, Fictions and Facty-Fictions2018-06-21T08:10:25-05:00

A Presence Beyond the Page

2018-03-22T14:03:25-05:00

Sometimes the body count in my reading is high. Of late, the un-body count has been rising. I noticed the presence in W. G. Sebald, when I began reading Austerlitz (2001; Translated from the German, 2011) earlier this year. In the photographs which accompany his narrative, there are no

A Presence Beyond the Page2018-03-22T14:03:25-05:00

Reading Trio: Native North

2017-07-24T12:11:12-05:00

For last year's Canadian book challenge, I chose to read on a theme: indigenous authors, inspired by some past favourites. But I neglected the northern natives. This reading trio will serve as a bridge into this year's Canadian book challenge. And, hey, it's not too late to join! The Shanawdithit spread

Reading Trio: Native North2017-07-24T12:11:12-05:00