Short Stories: People Like Frank & Nothing Without Us

People Like Frank; and other stories from the edge of normal by Jenn Ashton, Tidewater Press The twenty stories in this collection are all relatively short, but don't feel lacking in any way. 'Gentle' is a word that comes to mind when I think of my experience reading this book. And optimistic. Some of the … Continue reading Short Stories: People Like Frank & Nothing Without Us

Margaret Atwood Reading Month: #MARM Bingo

With Margaret Atwood Reading Month just a few days away, we thought we’d share our BINGO card.  It’s just for fun. And maybe it’s just for our own amusement…because there are a lot of literary events and challenges in November! But if you want to play along, please do.  If you grew up playing traditional … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Reading Month: #MARM Bingo

I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe & I’m Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas

Rita Joe's wonderful and well-known poem, I Lost My Talk, has been made into a children's book. And it's perfect for a children's book - it's written in clear, simple language that children can understand, and it introduces them to Rita Joe long before most of us were lucky enough to encounter her work. I … Continue reading I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe & I’m Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas

From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation

The first thing I have to say about these books is that each one deserves it's own post. So very good in their own unique ways. Three from Atlantic Canada, one from Quebec. Are You Kidding Me?! by Lesley Crewe, Nimbus Publishing Lesley Crewe is wildly popular here in Nova Scotia. Her books at the … Continue reading From the Library: some laughs, some crime, a coma, and a narrative meditation