Thanks to everyone who participated in Margaret Atwood Reading Month and contributed their enthusiasm, interest and experience to making the event a success. Last year, MARM consisted of five weeks with five themes: Beginnings, Cover Images, Favourites, Quotations, and Endings. This year, with the release of the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, we decided on … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Wrap-Up 2019 #MARM
The Testaments. What can I say that hasn't already been said? Missed all the hoopla around The Testaments? Want to know more about it before (or after) reading it? I've collected a few items for your perusal... (Some of these articles may contain spoilers.) CBC: Margaret Atwood unveils The Testaments, sequel to The Handmaid's Tale The … Continue reading #MARM: Intro to The Testaments Read-Along – No Spoilers!
Thanks to everyone who participated in Margaret Atwood Reading Month and contributed their enthusiasm, interest and experience to making the event a success. We’ve collaborated on this link collection, so we’re cross-posting. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything and we will transform all the information into a page that we can update for … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Wrap-Up #MARM
This month, I have discovered that Margaret Atwood seems to have a wise word for just about everything. Let's have a look... Youth: "When you're young, you think everything you do is disposable. You move from now to now, crumpling time up in your hands, tossing it away. You're your own speeding car. You think you … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Quotations #MARM
After much dithering, I've decided to look back on the first cover of each of Margaret Atwood's novels. There have been many different covers for her novels over the years. Let's have a look at a small sampling... The Edible Woman - McClelland & Stewart (1969), Virago (1980), Bantam (1991), Surfacing - McClelland & Stewart … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Covers Images #MARM
Welcome to Margaret Atwood Reading Month. I'm looking forward to hearing from you, either in the comments or on your own blogs, about your first encounters with Margaret Atwood and/or her work. From what I hear, many of us here in Canada first experienced Margaret Atwood in school. Not me. I remember Alice Munro and … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month 2018: Beginnings #MARM
A few weeks ago, I read This Godforsaken Place by Cinda Gault. (My review.) I was on a short vacation at the time, and it was the perfect read for it; part adventure, part history, and lots of fun. Happily, Cinda Gault agreed to an interview with me via e-mail. Also, if you are in … Continue reading Interview with Cinda Gault, author of This Godforsaken Place
The best thing about Aaron Cully Drake agreeing to an interview, is that I get another chance to tell you to go read this book. Go read it! (My review) The next best thing is getting to dig deeper into the inspiration behind the book, and into the mind of its author. Q: What inspired … Continue reading An Interview with Aaron Cully Drake; author of Do You Think This Is Strange?
"...over 150, 000 Aboriginal children were taken from their families and sent to residential schools. The result of the physical and emotional abuse suffered by so many continues to impact future generations." Carol McDougall writes of this in the Author's Note at the end of her book, Wake the Stone Man, the well-deserved winner of the … Continue reading Wake the Stone Man + Q&A with Carol McDougall
Recently, I read and reviewed Molly Peacock's book, Alphabetique. Now, Random House of Canada has provided me with the opportunity for a guest post with Molly Peacock about her creative process. Enjoy getting to know a little bit more about Ms. Peacock, whose name is as colourful as her book! What is Molly Peacock’s creative … Continue reading Guest Post: Molly Peacock’s Creative Process