In Review: The Week of October 15th

October 20, 2018

This week we appreciated local food producers, discovered and shared Indigenous-authored books, arm-chair traveled back to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and much more.


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On the Blog



~ We offered a follow-up read to your latest IKEA catalogue: Barbara Langhorst's novel Want (Palimpsest Press) featuring a protagonist who is plagued with the compulsion to redecorate.

~ For #WorldFoodDay we shared a recipe from Farm to Table (Blue Moon Publishers), a celebration of Perth County farmers and chefs.

~ #ReadIndigenous continued with four more Indigenous-authored picks to read from: Basil Johnston's Candies (Kegedonce Press), Carleigh Baker's Bad Endings (Anvil Press), Gwen Benaway's Holy Wild (Book*hug), and Janet Rogers' As Long As the Sun Shines (BookLand Press).

~ We read about the Vancouver setting in Keith Maillard’s Twin Studies (Freehand Books), an epic novel about gender and identity that takes place during 2010 Winter Olympics.





Around the Web



~ This 5-question quiz will give you some insight into how you fare on these common English language mix-ups.

~ Kanye West is the brunt of memes, but he's also the inspiration behind this Leonard Cohen poem.

~ A free font called Sans Forgetica helps readers remember what they read.






What Else We're Reading


We're celebrating the 2018 Fred Cogswell Award for excellence in poetry with five of our faves from the list: Table Manners by Catriona Wright (Vehicule Press);  The Celery Forest by Catherine Graham (Wolsak & Wynn);  All the Names Between by Julia McCarthy (Brick Books);  Linger, Still by Aislinn Hunter (Gaspereau Press); and  Escape from Wreck City by John Creary (Anvil Press)





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