In My Reading Log, Summer 2017

2017-09-20T10:23:01-05:00

In which there is talk of novels which were read too quickly to allow for extensive note-taking and snapshots: good reading. Yewande Omotoso's The Woman Next Door (2017) Longlisted for the Women's Fiction Prize this year, this story about two women in their eighties, neighbours in South Africa, is quietly

In My Reading Log, Summer 20172017-09-20T10:23:01-05:00

December 2015, In My Reading Log

2020-09-16T15:54:55-05:00

Three of these books were inspired by the conjunction between my own shelves and this year's Random House Bingo, which has a CanLit theme. The Tiger Claw filled my Nominated-for-the-Giller square, Evan Munday's second October Schwartz for the Mystery-or-Thriller square, and Elaine Lui's book about her relationship with her mother

December 2015, In My Reading Log2020-09-16T15:54:55-05:00

Blanche Howard’s The Ice Maiden (2015)

2015-09-02T11:39:55-05:00

Please welcome back ReaderWoman, who has bookchatted here before, as part of the House of Anansi 45 reading celebration of indie presses and bookshops. (You can search for her posts using the tag GuestPost.) She has been reading (among other good things, which you can discover here) Blanche Howard's posthumously

Blanche Howard’s The Ice Maiden (2015)2015-09-02T11:39:55-05:00

“Messenger” Alice Munro

2017-07-25T11:23:54-05:00

When I began rereading The View from Castle Rock, I stumbled. It had not been a favourite and my return was not an easy one. I wondered if this had something to do with my personal response to the idea of expecting words to hold losses. I had lost a

“Messenger” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:23:54-05:00

“What Do You Want to Know For?” Alice Munro

2017-07-25T11:22:27-05:00

And, "Who Do You Think You Are?" McClelland & Stewart, 2006 As readers approach the final tale in this collection, it seems appropriate to have it titled with a question. Whatever might be resolved in the effort of creating a narrative in which to secure one's ancestors, one could

“What Do You Want to Know For?” Alice Munro2017-07-25T11:22:27-05:00
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