The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis

I read The Grimoire of Kensington Market a few weeks ago, and am only just now getting to write about it. Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be the kind of book that fades quickly. The images I took in as I read are still dancing around in my head. In the meantime, I've also had … Continue reading The Grimoire of Kensington Market by Lauren B. Davis

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Novellas in November 2018

I'm a little late to the party, but if it makes any difference, these novellas were all read in November. Also, it can't possibly be December yet, even if the calendar says so. If you're interested in reading "a brief history of Novellas in November", visit Laura's blog, Reading in Bed.   Killing McGee by … Continue reading Novellas in November 2018

Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

This year there are 12 Canadian books on the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award longlist. The ones I have read: Brother by David Chariandy - winner of the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and longlisted for the the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize (my review) Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson - shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize … Continue reading Canadian Books on the International Dublin Literary Award Longlist 2019

Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Wrap-Up #MARM

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

Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

Coincidentally, I had been reading one of Margaret Atwood's poetry books when we decided to go ahead with #MARM. I'm not a big poetry reader, but I was really taken with the poems in Morning in the Burned House (1995). Particularly the ones about a woman's ageing father, and memories of their time together. From … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Poetry and Food #MARM

Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Children’s Books #MARM

Once I knew Marcie and I were going to go ahead with MARM, I started collecting odds and ends of Margaret Atwood books and stories, including as many of her children's books I could find through my library. Up In the Tree, written and illustrated by Margaret Atwood (1978) The first book for children Margaret Atwood … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: Children’s Books #MARM