In the fall of 2021, my friend told me about a new book called Tolstoy Together. It was a record of a group read of War and Peace, Tolstoy’s 1869 masterpiece. In the very early days of the pandemic, writer Yiyun Lee invited anyone who wished to join her in a slow read of WarContinue reading “On Being Halfway: War and Peace and Reading in a Pandemic”
Is it time to admit I have a problem? It may be time to admit I have a problem. I’ve struggled a lot with reading over the past 18 months of pandemic life (that’s a post for another day). But I have not slowed down on my book buying. No, on the contrary, I amContinue reading “66 Unread Books to Go”
Like everyone else in the world, I’m rereading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, inspired by the release of the new Hulu series to rediscover something I first read, oh, about fifteen years ago, I think. I was not assigned to read this book in high school, unlike many people, but when you grow up Canadian,Continue reading “Reading the future: The Handmaid’s Tale and All Our Wrong Todays”
This was an interesting exercise last year, so I thought I’d do it again. Obviously, 2016 is widely considered to have been a pretty terrible year for the world, and it was also a challenging year for me, personally, and for many people I know and love. There will no doubt be a lot ofContinue reading “My year in books: 2016”
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