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October 2008

The Necessary Revolution

Currently I’m about halfway through a book that ranks fairly high on the environmentally conscious scale. It’s printed on paper made from 100% recycled

Hemingway and Melville: Ignorant?

Ooh, to be Horace Engdahl this morning… Engdahl is secretary of the Swedish Academy, the group responsible for selecting literary Nobel Prize winners. In a

September 2008

The Secret Life of Bees

This weekend I finished reading Sue Monk Kidd’s The Secret Life of Bees. This book is very readable and has a number of thought-provoking

Achewood: The Great Outdoor Fight by Chris Onstad

In case you haven’t already encountered it, here’s the deal with Achewood: If you come across the comic strip online right now, in

Canadian book festivals

I was surprised by the sudden arrival of the fall season today in the northern hemisphere. Some people feel like it will soon be time

Ann Radcliffe

There is a one-panel cartoon, published last year, showing a doctor with the twined snakes of the caduceus on his chest asking a parent to

The Politics of Reading

The launch of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Literary Awards in Australia has attracted a little attention—partly for the two substantial $100,000 awards and partly

Terry Pratchett receives a ‘pratchgan’

image credit: cherryred2001I’m just going to go ahead and blame an international move and return to full time grad school for distracting me

David Foster Wallace RIP

The Internet is alight with the news of David Foster Wallace’s suicide. This is hitting me hard, not only because of Wallace’s youth,

In Library News…

The Wall Street Journal published an article today about a renewed interest in private libraries in the US. In “Why Libraries Are Back in Style”,

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