Author Archives: leighannegraham

Page-blocked by The Goldfinch

Amy, The Swiss Lovie and I met up for dinner a couple of weeks back. Bar Centrale. I arrived first and headed inside after being denied a patio spot by a bunch of early diners wearing driving mules (I counted … Continue reading

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Take one virgin secretary, snowbound with her ruthless boss and Stephen Harper.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct pleasure of attending one of the KAMA Benefit Reading Series with our Amy, her elegant mother, Mary and delightful sister, Katie.  The subject of the evening:  What is Stephen Harper Reading?  … Continue reading

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He’s like olives….

You either love him or you think he’s vile.  Here he is with my Emma.  Fool.  

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Dreaming of Summer Reading: Your Voice in My Head

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know how much I despise winter. I’ve been bitch-tweeting so heavily lately that I’ll refrain from complaining about it here. I don’t ski or toboggan and haven’t had much interest in skating … 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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Similar indeed.

Some visual proof: McEwan on your left. Mr.Barnes on your right.

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Bathwater long gone cold behind a locked door: a BBCE debrief

Last night, the formidable BBCE met to discuss the 2011 Man Booker Prize winning novel (novella?), The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. I’m going to assume that many of our faithful followers here on 50pagesadayforayear have read this … Continue reading

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