Wartime, Summertime: Reading A Long Watch


It is a privilege to confine one's experience of war to a particular season, to the printed page. That must be said. That is certainly a privilege in this world. Even if it should be a right. This summer I have plucked some of these nelgected stories from the

Wartime, Summertime: Reading A Long Watch2017-09-07T17:13:06-05:00

May 2016, In My Stacks


How much of your reading is non-fiction? Does it fluctuate, or are you committed to reading (or not reading) it? When others were participating in non-fiction November last year, and actually reading a lot of the books that I'd been kinda-half-sorta thinking about reading, I realised that tending towards fiction

May 2016, In My Stacks2018-07-11T14:56:14-05:00

In My Reading Log


At the beginning of March, I was determined to keep my nose in a stack of backlisted books. Books like these are the kind that to keep my focus on my own shelves in this reading year. Chad Pelley’s Every Little Thing (2013) “Every day, every hour, really, it was a

In My Reading Log2015-06-08T14:39:17-05:00

Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts (2013)


Shivan understands, years later, that his grandmother sees herself as the peréthi from the parable. She lives like a ghost, naked and hungry, surrounded by pleasures that she cannot enjoy. Doubleday - Random House, 2013 "Everything she touched, everything she loved, disintegrated in her hands." Readers benefit from Shivan's

Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts (2013)2014-03-31T15:57:42-05:00

Shyam Selvadurai’s Swimming in the Monsoon Sea (2005)


Shyam Selvadurai's Swimming in the Monsoon Sea Tundra Books, 2005 You may have noticed that I'm back to starting the reading weekend with kidlit and young adult novels once more. That, along with some of the other regular features was on holiday for the summer, but last week brought Sherman

Shyam Selvadurai’s Swimming in the Monsoon Sea (2005)2017-07-24T14:58:34-05:00
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