This is the 24th anniversary of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a prize that was founded in 1994 by (the late) Jack Rabinovitch in honour of his wife, the late literary journalist Doris Giller. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000 to each … Continue reading The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist
What I've been up to this summer, bookish and not... 1) Prince Edward Island. We spent a week in PEI at the very beginning of the summer. A few days on our bikes and a few days camping with family. PEI, of course, is the home of Anne Shirley and Emily Byrd Starr (among others). … Continue reading My Bookish (and not so Bookish) Summer 2017
It's time for a little bit this... and a little bit of this... and some of this... While my kids do a lot of this... See you when I get back! Happy Reading!
Library Checkout: May 2017 Hosted by Charleen at It’s a Portable Magic. Library books read: The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane (review) Four-Letter Words by Chad Pelley (review) Promises to Keep by Genevieve Graham The Awakening by Kate Chopin (for Literary Wives) Between the Cracks She Fell by Lisa … Continue reading Library Books and Book Fairs
Hosted by Charleen at It’s a Portable Magic. I've been giving my library quite a workout the last couple of months, accounting for about 90% of my reading right now. Library books read: Steal Away Home by Karolyn Smardz Frost (my review) After James by Michael Helm (I loved it, but it's probably not for … Continue reading Library Checkout: March and April 2017
Hosted by Charleen at It's a Portable Magic. The last time I participated in Library Checkout was April 2016, right before our library closed for several months to move to a new location. It's now bigger and more beautiful than ever before (it wasn't very big or beautiful before, but is now quite beautiful). I've … Continue reading Library Checkout: February 2017
I have a good friend who likes to hook rugs. Years ago, when I first learned about her hobby, I thought it was pretty cool and enormously envied the rugs she had up all over her house (I still do). I suddenly wished to be a rug hooker, but realistically knew that I just wanted … Continue reading Nova Scotia Rug Hooker, Laura Kenney