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Blogger Diaries #6

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HOUSE OF ANANSI
Karen from One More Page and I had the opportunity to meet Carolyn and Cindy from House of Anansi. We had a wonderful time chatting about books, movies, TV shows, weddings and dating, among other things. The lovely ladies put together a thoughtful gift package for each of us based on our reading tastes and lifestyles. I immediately started devouring Hellgoing on the train after I left the restaurant. Thanks ladies if you’re reading this post!

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OUTLANDER AND DIANA GABALDON … AGAIN
Are you looking forward to the Outlander premiere this Sunday? I watched the first episode online and it’s very impressive, gorgeous to look at and well cast. I found a video of the Diana Gabaldon event I attended and if you skip to 42:50 you can hear my question to Diana about commenting on blogs.

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INSPIRE! TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR
The event takes place November 13-16 here in Toronto and I have been waiting weeks for the author schedule to be released. It was definitely worth the wait because the schedule is jam packed. I was planning to take the Friday off to attend, but I just discovered that it’s a PA day for Ontario schools so I may have to go on the weekend. Stay tuned.

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READING UPDATE
Lady Susan by Jane Austen – Review is coming. A very intriguing novella in the epistolary format about “‘the most accomplished coquette in England’. Curious to know if this has been made into a movie.

Hellgoing by Lynn Coady – Review is coming. A stunning collection of short stories some of which left me dazed and others scratching my head because I didn’t understand what happened. My typical response to short stories it seems.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami – My first Murakami! … I don’t think I like it.

The Beautiful Truth by Colin McAdam – Introduced to me by Naomi at Consumed By Ink, I’m listening to the audio book. I will never complain about child narrators again now that I’ve had a chimpanzee’s perspective.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy – The saga continues. Freemasons in Russia, who knew?

What are you reading? Are you panicking about the end of summer like I am?

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6 comments on “Blogger Diaries #6

  1. A.M.B.
    August 22, 2014

    I can’t believe summer is almost over! I feel like I’ve barely had enough time to enjoy it.

    I haven’t read any Murakami, but I feel like I should give it a try.

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    • ebookclassics
      August 22, 2014

      It has flown by! Time feels like it’s constantly escaping me! I felt like I should try Murakami too, but I’m half-way through the book and not really enjoying it. But I will push on to the end to find out what happens.

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  2. kmn04books
    August 22, 2014

    Oh no! I’m surprised that you didn’t like Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki! Looking forward to reading your point of view. I had such a great time at brunch with you, Carolyn, and Cindy! Hope to see you again soon 🙂

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    • ebookclassics
      August 23, 2014

      Hope to see you again too! I’ve gotten deeper into the mystery of the four friends now, so things have become more interesting. I still don’t understand what the whole colour thing is about yet. Does that become clearer at the end of the story?

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      • kmn04books
        August 23, 2014

        It’s explained fairly early on… I think you might have passed it already? Both the colorless part and “Years of Pilgrimage” part are explained!

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  3. We had the best time at brunch! Thanks again for including us. We should certainly do it again soon!

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