A Glimpse of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Work #ReadIndigenous

2019-06-25T12:42:41-05:00

Beginning June 1, through today, June 21st, I’ve been sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. On May 30th, there was also talk here of the most recent Thomas King mystery, on June 1st talk of Daniel Heath Justice’s Why Indigenous Literatures Matter, and

A Glimpse of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Work #ReadIndigenous2019-06-25T12:42:41-05:00

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week One (Charles C. Mann)

2018-10-30T18:34:14-05:00

Non-Fiction November is hosted this year by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness), Julie (JulzReads), Sarah (Sarah’s Book Shelves), Katie (Doing Dewey) and Rennie (What’s Nonfiction). It's a month-long celebration of everything nonfiction with a different prompt and a different host each week. Week One is hosted by Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) and poses these questions: What

Non-Fiction November 2018: Week One (Charles C. Mann)2018-10-30T18:34:14-05:00

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015)

2018-06-20T18:00:48-05:00

Can you be trusted to finish a series? My track record with them is spotty, at best. But I'm working hard to improve my reputation. This year, I started and finished reading Amitav Ghosh's trilogy, each volume over 500 pages (but the page-turning sort of pages). Hopefully the other

Amitav Ghosh’s The Ibis Trilogy (2008; 2011; 2015)2018-06-20T18:00:48-05:00

Ed O’Loughlin’s Minds of Winter

2017-11-22T12:10:38-05:00

The novel begins with a news article, about a chronograph believed to have been lost with the Franklin expedition but discovered many years later, disguised as a Victorian carriage clock. Minds of Winter offers readers a glimpse into then and now and times in-between. There are no overarching commentaries

Ed O’Loughlin’s Minds of Winter2017-11-22T12:10:38-05:00

Toronto Book Award 2016

2016-10-11T10:02:16-05:00

This is the award's 42nd anniversary and the prize is announced on the evening of October 11, 2016 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon in the Toronto Reference Library. This year's finalists for the 2016 Toronto Book Awards are Howard Akler's Men of Action (a memoir), Ann Y.K. Choi's Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety (a novel), The

Toronto Book Award 20162016-10-11T10:02:16-05:00