January 2018, In My Bookbag

2018-01-25T17:17:13-05:00

In which there is talk of the slim stories which have travelled with me within the city, while bulkier volumes stayed home. Charles Dickens' Bleak House and John Ajvide Lindqvist's Harbor (Translated by Marlaine Delargy) are awkward travelling companions. As are some of the skinnies in my current stack,

January 2018, In My Bookbag2018-01-25T17:17:13-05:00

The Skinny on Some Skinnies: September 2017, In My Bookbag

2017-10-03T12:59:10-05:00

In which I discuss the skinny volumes which accompany me on my travels, while the heavier volumes (like Stephen King's It and an omnibus of Shirley Jackson's short works) remain at home. On a late August afternoon, I'm taking the Queen Street streetcar, in the stretch between Beach and Parliament,

The Skinny on Some Skinnies: September 2017, In My Bookbag2017-10-03T12:59:10-05:00

August 2017, In My Bookbag

2017-08-11T13:57:35-05:00

In which I discuss the skinny volumes which accompany me on my travels, while the heavier volumes (like John Irving's A Prayer for Owen Meany and Callum Roberts' The Ocean of Life) remain at home. Juliane Okot Bitek was inspired to engage with the Rwanda Genocide in response to Kenyan-American artist

August 2017, In My Bookbag2017-08-11T13:57:35-05:00

June 2017, In My Bookbag

2017-07-24T15:24:22-05:00

In which I discuss the skinny volumes which accompany me on my travels, while the heavier volumes (like Margaret Millar's omnibus of mysteries, like Elizabeth von Arnim's Christopher and Columbus) remain at home. Tiphanie Yanique's Wife appeared from Peepal Press in 2015, after a collection of stories and a novel:

June 2017, In My Bookbag2017-07-24T15:24:22-05:00

Winter 2017, In My Bookbag

2018-01-17T15:36:01-05:00

My reading year began with Marina Endicott's New Year's Eve (2011), written with literacy front-of-mind; its vocabulary, structure and tone are meant to ease the passage for readers with varying degrees of ease reading in English. It begins simply: "The snow started before we left home." Despite its brevity ,

Winter 2017, In My Bookbag2018-01-17T15:36:01-05:00
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