In Review: The Week of November 13th

November 18, 2017

This week, we (blue-)steeled ourselves for the Giller announcement, tried matching our library to Lisa Simpson's, and made a whole lotta warming soup.

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On the Blog



~ We took a look at the places in western Canada that informed the gorgeous watercolour paintings of Indigenous reserves by Arthur Pitts, from a book by Kerry Mason and Mother Tongue Publishing.

~ After playing casting director with Linda Leith Publishing for their release of forever fave Mavis Gallant's only play  What Is To Be Done?, we agreed that every movie could use a little Meryl in it.

~ This Thursday we did our third annual Giller manicures in anticipation of next week's ceremony: there may have been a bit of a heated competition here on who got to do our pick for the winner  I Am a Truck.

~ Our #FridayReads pick this week is a debut novel by acclaimed playwright, actor, and director Rod Carley, called  A Matter of Will (from Latitude 46). The book tells "the story of Will Croswell, a middle-age maybe minister and his search for a mighty purpose," and Rod does it "as though he’s talking to a friend at a tavern."


Around the Web



~ We dried our nails reading this affably sad and hilariously determined take on trying to decipher if your novel made the Giller Longlist based on the "stack" photo, from Jared Young.

~ Some filmmakers are adapting a short story by Alistair MacLeod, "In The Fall", into a film, and have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help fund it.

~ Simpsons Library is the Instagram account that scrupulously documents all of the books – real and imagined – in The Simpsons.



What Else We're Reading


It's cold, folks! We're bundling up with Jenna Butler's  A Profession of Hope (and her soup recipe that we return to, year after year, when the mercury finally bottoms out).



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