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Montreal Reads: Cockroach by Rawi Hage

Cockroach unfolds during a bitter Montreal winter. Its narrator, despite his de facto membership in a community of exiles, is utterly isolated and both fearful and desirous of human ties. As a master thief, he ties himself instead to people’s … Continue reading

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Reading Project: Montreal Reads

Montreal Reads My usual rules for pleasure reading are few. In fact, I may have only one “rule” for reading, which is that I must have variety. I like to routinely switch from one genre to another, from one setting … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

Recommended Read Bartlett, Allison Hoover. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2009. [ISBN-13: 978-0-14-3116824-9] The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is the … Continue reading

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10 Gifts for Verbivores

Art for Word Lovers The Ideal Bookshelf is an ongoing project by artist Jane Mount. She says, “We show off our books on shelves like merit badges (the ones not on our Kindle, at least), because we’re proud of the … Continue reading

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Introducing the Inimitable Vicki Essex!

Please welcome to the stage the high priestess of romance, the one-of-a-kind Vicki Essex! The news came out this week that one of my good buddies is now a bona fide published romance novelist. I’m super proud of her and … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Future of Reading

Though some bibliophiles are threatened by the advent of the digital book, I can’t help but love books in all their forms. There are times when I’d rather jump on the subway with a paperback, but there are also times … Continue reading

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Empire of the Word

My awesome parents, knowing all about my obsession with words, recorded the Empire of the Word documentary series that aired on TVO last month for me. It was developed and narrated by the very impressive Alberto Manguel, author of A … Continue reading

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Reading Like a Writer

Recommended Read Prose, Francine. Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them New York: Harper Perennial, 2007. [ISBN-13: 978-0-06-077705-0] Seeing Francine Prose speak last week galvanized me into finally … Continue reading

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