Category Archives: Memoir

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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Girding for the noirceur

Last night was the last and final Massey Lecture (Happy 50th) at Koerner Hall. So much wood in there, I was in heaven. The lecturer was Adam Gopnik (author of the lovely Paris to the Moon) and his topic: Winter. … Continue reading

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Just Kids: A Twitter Review

My first twitter review. Finished ‘Just Kids’. Read like a fanzine. The bohemian details bugged and felt made up. Boo. I hated it. Mostly because in the end, I just couldn’t really muster the will to care that much about … Continue reading

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June 28, 2011: This Narrative Stops For Nothing (Time Sensitive)

PAGES READ Thursday to Tuesday: 179 YEAR TO DATE: 5,715 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd BOOKS COMPLETED: 15 -3,235 PAGES Many thanks to Claire Cameron for directing my attention … Continue reading

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June 22, 2011: The Secret to Successful Book Reviews

PAGES READ Thursday to Wednesday: 87 YEAR TO DATE: 5,536 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards and The Comfort of Strangers by Ian McEwan BOOKS COMPLETED: 14 -3,114 PAGES So it seems that nearly everyone except me is willing to … Continue reading

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June 15, 2011: When The Unthinkable Happens

PAGES READ Tuesday to Wednesday (9 days): 80 YEAR TO DATE: 5,449 CURRENTLY READING: The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson BOOKS COMPLETED: 13 -2,851 PAGES The other day I found myself at the dentist’s office without a book. The details … Continue reading

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Bossypants: A Twitter Review

Courtesy of @clairecameron: Reads like sketches, perfect for the sleep deprived. Slow to start, but mid chaps are snorters (buy paper or ebook, not hardback).

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