Category Archives: Non-Fiction

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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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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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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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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Reading white people over the shoulder

Earlier this month, delayed by a summer storm, I was distraught to discover my iPad’s battery had run its course. A frequent guest on the YTZ-YUL Porter run, I’d pretty much saturated my attention span for their little magazine that … Continue reading

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June 29, 2011: The Discriminating Reader’s New BFF

PAGES READ: 60 YEAR TO DATE: 5,775 CURRENTLY READING: Life by Keith Richards and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd BOOKS COMPLETED: 15 -3,225 PAGES Just launched last week, Byliner is equal parts Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, … Continue reading

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March 28, 2011: McNally Jackson Books

PAGES READ on Saturday: 0 (I was on my own with three kids…) PAGES READ on Sunday: 27 PAGES READ on Monday: 4 YEAR TO DATE: 2,663 CURRENTLY READING: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson and The Devil & … Continue reading

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