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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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?