In Review: The Week of February 5th

February 10, 2018

The month of blah rages on, but there's nothing blah about this week on the blog.


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On the Blog


~ We didn't exactly escape the winter, but we did escape into Peter Kirby's frosty Montreal in The Dead of Winter (Linda Leith Publishing).

~ Try our Salty Raccoon cocktail with poetry from Dan MacIsaac's Cries from the Ark (Brick Books).

~ "There is never a moment of two South Africans having a conversation about violence as humans; we are always looking through the Black/White lens." Author Kagiso Lesego Molope of This Book Betrays My Brother (Mawenzi House) talks apartheid, rape, and opening spaces of solace.

~Marc Labriola's The Dying Behaviour of Cats (Quattro Books) is Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Charles Bukowski.




Around the Web


~ Bookclub on the go with these literary podcasts.

~ If plagiarism software existed in the 16th century, Shakespeare might have been in deep trouble.

~ New erotica for feminists via McSweeney's: "I get catcalled on the street by a construction worker. He says that he can see I’m smart because I have enormous books."







What Else We're Reading

Mandy is reading Jennifer Spruit's debut A Handbook for Beautiful People (Inanna Publications), a novel about a young woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, staring into an uncertain future and dealing with the semi-dysfunctional dynamics around her.



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