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February 17, 2017: #BookClub4eva!

Reading is a solitary pleasure. With the possible exception of reading aloud to a child, it really is an activity best enjoyed alone. Sometimes my daughter and I play “reading club” where we each bring our books to the couch … Continue reading

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February 3, 2017: Dipping a Toe Back In

Hi. I’m back. I know it’s been a while. Three years, two months, one week and three days, to be exact. So what have I been up to during that time? Not blogging. And truth be told, barely even reading. … Continue reading

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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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November 24, 2013: Stand Up For Our Public Library

This is a great reminder that there are important issues in our city that require our attention. We’re so much more than Rob Ford.

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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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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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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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