In Review: The Week of December 17th

Our last In Review of 2018 is all poetry, holiday book wrapping ideas, reflections on celebrating holidays as an LGBTQ2s+ family, Pantone colour inspo, and more! Thank you, dear reader, for following along with our bookish exploits and adventures all year and we hope you’ll be back in 2019. Happy holidays!


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On the Blog

~ Poet Deanna Young shares the impetus behind her newest collection Reunion (Brick Books) and the poem “Holy Ghost”: Reunion~ We regifted an old Do-Lit-Yourself fave for wrapping up all those book gifts for the holidays.~ Our silver screen aspirations were out in full force with Primrose Street (Blue Moon Publishers).~ Contributors of Swelling with Pride (Caitlin Press) reflect on queer parenthood and celebrating the holidays as an LGBTQ2s+ family: “Several years ago, when the boys were young enough to both sit in the top of the shopping cart, my wife was in the grocery store before the holidays and an older gentleman bent down to speak to these two cuties. He said something like, ‘Make sure your Mommy gets you something nice for Christmas.’ And our sons began to laugh: ‘That’s not Mommy! Look, see, that’s Mama.’ – Natalie Meisner”~ In Living Color? More like In Living Coral. The #Pantone2019 colour has us admiring these coralgeous book covers

Around the Web

~ Grammar gripes are year-round, but The New Yorker shares a holiday list that’s more naughty than nice. 


~ If you buy more books than you can read, take comfort in knowing you’re still reaping bookish benefits.~ Bookriot answers “Why are libraries so cold?” and other burning bibliotheque-related questions.

What Else We’re Reading

We’re getting into the holiday spirit with these classic Christmas ghost stories: Afterward by Edith Wharton, Christmas Eve on Haunted Hulk by Frank Cowper, and How Fear Departed the Long Gallery by E.F. Benson.