Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 29, 2013: This Book Has Been Flagged

Remember the episode of Seinfeld when George took an expensive art book into the bathroom at a bookstore (he finds the pastoral imagery of the French Impressionists very conducive to…) and then is forced to buy it because he defiled it? … Continue reading

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January 27, 2013: How To Raise A Reader

I grew up in a family of readers. Beyond parents and siblings, this extends to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews… everyone. Reading has been a lifelong pleasure for my entire family tree. Tastes range from fiction to biography … Continue reading

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January 25, 2013: Judging A Book By Its Cover

A few months ago, I wrote about Random House of Canada’s planned Books Are Beautiful collection featuring 30 titles from the publisher’s backlist reissued with a single-colour text-only cover treatment and billed as a “celebration of the physical book as … Continue reading

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January 21, 2013: New Beginnings

Welcome back, Leigh-Anne. We’ve missed you and I’ve done a spotty job of holding the fort during your hiatus. I need to respond to your Sweet Tooth critique, but I can’t quite muster the energy to actually finish the book. … Continue reading

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Ian and the ladies

Hi everyone, I’ve missed you. I cannot explain my long absence from 50pagesaday other than to say that I don’t feel that I was my most interesting self in 2012. I spent much of the year not reading, feigning interest … Continue reading

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