Category Archives: Fiction

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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November 20, 2012: Pi on the Big Screen

It’s always so nerve-racking when one of your favourite books is being released as a movie (or film, as my friend Catherine would say). There’s so much potential for greatness (I’m looking at you, English Patient) but more often than … Continue reading

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May 10, 2012: The Perfect Beach Read

In a very happy turn of events, I’m headed off for a long weekend on the beach… without my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I’m crazy about my kids and I love travelling with them, but it’s nice to have … Continue reading

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May 9, 2012: Art Garfunkel Reads (Among Other Things)

Another gem from Kelly the book-returner. He tipped me off to the existence of Art Garfunkel’s fascinating website. It seems that Art is a voracious reader (self-declared), a list-maker (not unlike myself) and a documentarian of his own life. On … Continue reading

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March 8, 2012: The Rooster Crows Again

Some of you may remember that crazy book tournament that I blogged about last year on more than one occasion. Remember? The one that gives a live rooster to the winning author? Literary bloodsport? Book battle to the death? Sort of … Continue reading

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January 31, 2012: Coming Into Our Own

One of my two book clubs met earlier this month for our much-rescheduled and long overdue holiday book exchange. Every member brings a new copy of a book that she enjoyed during the previous 12 months but that we didn’t … Continue reading

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December 30, 2011: McEwan v Barnes

So it seems I have a thing for English writers of a certain age. I’m halfway through Julian Barnes’ Man Booker prize-winning The Sense of an Ending and I feel like Mr. Barnes is giving Mr. McEwan a run for … Continue reading

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December 24, 2011: A Personal Top Ten

In the spirit of year-end wrap-ups, and recalling my penchant for lists of any sort, I offer my top ten favourite reads of the year, in the order that I read them: A Spot of Bother – The specifics aren’t … Continue reading

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December 22, 2011: The And of Reading

I’m a multi-tasker. Always have been and likely always will be. Typical combinations for me include walking and texting, eating and typing (right now), parenting and drinking wine. My attention span is short and my ability to focus on a … Continue reading

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December 14, 2011: Grinding to a Halt

PAGES READ SINCE November 29: 50 YEAR TO DATE: 10,087 CURRENTLY READING: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern BOOKS SET ASIDE FOR THE MOMENT: Life by Keith Richards and The Steps Across the Water by Adam Gopnik BOOKS COMPLETED: 27 -7,323 PAGES Okay, maybe it’s more … Continue reading

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