Entries Tagged as 'Books'

What I’ve read – update

June 11th, 2021 · No Comments

I managed a lot of reading over the last three months, some of it frothy, some of it scientific, some of it unexpected. I know, I should have been writing, but c’est la vie. Here are some of the memorable ones. A fine selection of rock memoirs, including LAST CHANCE TEXACO by Rickie Lee Jones […]

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What I read in January & February 2021

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

In the absence of anything exciting to write about (yes, I’m writing, no, it’s not going well), here are some of the things I read and enjoyed over the last two months. Plain Bad Heroines by Emily Danforth. A cursed book (maybe), a haunted school (maybe), three young women trying to get ahead, a movie […]

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DISCOVERING JAPAN UPDATE

February 19th, 2021 · No Comments

Things move slowly these days but here’s an update on the status of the new edition at some key outlets. AMAZON.CA – Available for preorder AMAZON.COM – currently only the original edition is listed CHAPTERS/INDIGO – Available to add to your wishlist. Move info as it becomes available….

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What I read in 2020

December 30th, 2020 · No Comments

As with all things, this year’s COVID craziness has affected people differently. Some of my friends have barely managed to read anything. Some people have concentrated on rereads and comfort found in familiar words. Before I did the tally, I thought I’d read a lot more this year than last, but it turns out the […]

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Beautiful Books

November 16th, 2020 · No Comments

My good friends at The House of Pomegranates Press have started to produce amazing editions of classic titles with the feel of old books. As it says on their website: “Whenever we would find ourselves wandering in book shops, dusty antique or junk shops we are always drawn to the back where the stacks of […]

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Pictures to go with the words and music

October 10th, 2020 · No Comments

I’d mentioned in an earlier post that I’ve recorded seven short readings and that my husband has been composing background music for them. Now he’s discovered imovie and has made the jump to adding moody and evocative visuals to his compositions. I don’t know that we’re going to be able to come up with the […]

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Discovering Japan Collection Reissue!

September 28th, 2020 · No Comments

Just put the (almost) finishing touches on the new material being added to the upcoming reissue of my Discovering Japan short story collection, due out in December. This new version features a new cover, one additional unpublished short story, and THREE (count ’em, three!) sections from the Work In Progress, aka “The Witch Novel”. Stay […]

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What I read at the Cottage, 2020 COVID edition

September 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

The annual two weeks up north was the usual balm for the soul, despite rainy weather the first week. I went swimming twice (given that the second time was on September 15th, I thought that was pretty good. It was … not warm). I did my one annual ride on the rail trail. I got […]

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We drink and … that theme is done.

August 4th, 2020 · No Comments

What is there to say on any of this anymore? The days come and go, I write a bit or I don’t, I practice flamenco or I don’t, I garden or I don’t. None of it is very interesting. This is not to say there haven’t been good moments. Socially distanced picnics and cocktails have […]

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Hallowe’en Book Sale!

October 18th, 2019 · No Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… tra la la. I mean Hallowe’en, of course. To make sure you never run out of appropriately scary things to read during this best of seasons, the good folks at Storybundle asked the amazing Sandra Kasturi to curate a special package of spooky stories. For just $15, […]

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