January 2021, In My Bookbag (What bookbag?)

2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00

Here's a glimpse of some current reads which lend themselves more to sampling, in a handful of reading sessions, than gobbling in longer periods of time. Although I no longer need to ponder the ratio of heavy to light volumes in my stack of current reads (because the COVID

January 2021, In My Bookbag (What bookbag?)2021-01-21T12:29:01-05:00

Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part One)

2021-01-06T14:29:55-05:00

Before I post about the new reading year, there are a few memorable reads from my 2020 log that I haven’t mentioned yet. Like Pourin’ Down Rain, Cheryl Foggo's memoir about growing up in 1960s Calgary, in a small and tight-knit Black community. When she was young, she heard

Winter 2020: In My Reading Log (Part One)2021-01-06T14:29:55-05:00

November 2020: In My Stacks

2020-11-13T13:25:56-05:00

It’s that time of the year when I take a closer look at 2020’s reading plans and shuffle some of the reading that I was sure I’d have finished by now into the coming year instead. Nothing seems impossible yet, because I still think of December as an incredibly

November 2020: In My Stacks2020-11-13T13:25:56-05:00

Autumn 2020: In My Reading Log

2020-09-30T15:08:29-05:00

If you think you don’t like poetry, Simina Banu’s Pop will surprise you. Having just stumbled through a reading of W.B. Yeats’ 1919 The Tower, I approached Pop with that swelling sense of inadequacy that haunted me as a student, that I do not understand poetry. But what a

Autumn 2020: In My Reading Log2020-09-30T15:08:29-05:00

Thomas King’s A Matter of Malice (2019) #ReadIndigenous

2019-05-19T17:35:06-05:00

Beginning June 1, through June 21, I’ll be sharing a recommended read by an indigenous author each day on Twitter. Today, here, a bonus to celebrate: thoughts on the latest Thomas King mystery set in Chinook. On June 1st, June 7th and June 21st, check back for more recent

Thomas King’s A Matter of Malice (2019) #ReadIndigenous2019-05-19T17:35:06-05:00
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