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Three ways to get into poetry
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Three ways to get into poetry
I’m a fairly well read person. No, this post isn’t about what it means to be well read. Just take my word for it. I’ve read across many formats and genres, and many traditions and eras. I do have a weak spot though: poetry. I remember learning exactly two poems in school. One wa...
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Learning about Residential Schools for every level (ft. Benjamin on Booktube)
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Learning about Residential Schools for every level (ft. Benjamin on Booktube)
Many Canadians are disappointed in our slow progress towards the 94 calls to action set out in the Truth and Reconciliation Report. See Ian Mosby’s Twitter feed for updates (and a nonsensical reply from Joseph Boyden, if you dig for it): TRC Calls to Action Status, 16 October 2017: ✔️ Compl...
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Where do my books come from?
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Where do my books come from?
This post is inspired by Kerry at Pickle Me This, and by my own nosiness, because I want to know where your books come from too. Join in! You can either list the last 30 books you read, as Kerry did, or calculate your stats for the whole year. I’ve done both. The last thirty books: [&#...
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Short Story Recommendations from Short Story Lovers – and #SSAC2017 winner announcement
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Short Story Recommendations from Short Story Lovers – and #SSAC2017 winner announcement
I would have announced this sooner, but I took at week-long internet break (inspired by Bookbii) and it was lovely. Meghan has won the Short Story Advent Calendar giveaway! She’s an accomplished short story writer herself. Check out her writing here. Thank you to everyone who entered. I ask...
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The Short Story Advent Calendar 2017: Giveaway open till Oct. 17
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Disclaimer: Giveaway copy is courtesy of the kind people at Hingston & Olsen Publishing, but I bought my own copy. I know one of the creators, Michael Hingston, and reviewed his novel The Dilettantes here. It’s that time of year again: The Short Story Advent Calendar is on sale now, and...
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CanLit for Cynics: Q&A with Peter Unwin
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CanLit for Cynics: Q&A with Peter Unwin
When I wrote about CanLit cynicism for carte blanche, I started with Alex Good’s book of essays, Revolutions (full Q&A here). Then, a very strange novel fell into my hands (actually, it was placed there by Kelsey at Freehand Books) and I knew these books were meant to be together. Searc...
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CanLit for Cynics: Q&A with Alex Good
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CanLit for Cynics: Q&A with Alex Good
I’m pretty cynical about CanLit lately. When I noticed that carte blanche, a Quebec-based literary journal, was running a “Who Needs CanLit” series on their blog, I knew I had to get in on it. One of the books I drew on was Revolutions by Alex Good, a collection of essays that l...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along: All’s Well That Ends. (Well…)
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Alternate post title: All’s Well That Ends Well (If You Are A Rich, Titled Male) “All’s Well That Ends Well” was the working title of what eventually became War and Peace. AWTEW was to be set just after the Crimean War, in which Tolstoy fought during the 1850s. But Tolstoy...
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part III: Fan Video Appreciation Week
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War and Peace Newbies Read-Along Volume III, Part III: Fan Video Appreciation Week
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. I was going to save this for the end of the read-along, but I didn’t find much to remark on in this section. Well, okay, two quick things: Helene tries to get […]
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Vacation Reads 2017: The good, the bad, the DNF, and more
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Vacation Reads 2017: The good, the bad, the DNF, and more
Ah, vacation reading. So many decisions. Light reads or heavy reads? Which physical books to pack? Which to download on your ereader? Which books can you stand to read to your children a million times over the next week? What book will soothe your frazzled nerves when Air Canada announces that yo...
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