Book Review: A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz

I've had this poetry book on my shelf since university but never made a focused effort to read through it until this year. I enjoyed the variety of voices, styles, and historical contexts brought together by Czeslaw Milosz. Many of the poems are translations with quite a lot of those being done by Milosz himself.… Continue reading Book Review: A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz

What I Read – June 2021

Read: This Place: 150 Years Retold (Highwater Press, 2019) Sufferance - Thomas King (Harper Collins Publishers, 2021) A Children's Bible - Lydia Millet (W.W. Norton, 2020) A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited by Czeslaw Milosz (A Harvest Book, 1996) Hao: Stories - Ye Chun (Catapult, 2021) The Samurai - Shusaku… Continue reading What I Read – June 2021

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020

What I Read – January 2019

Read: Article 353 - Tanguy Viel (translated by William Rodarmor) (Other Press, 2019) Great Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray, 1959) Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver) (Harvest Book, 1985) Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2018) In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Radiant Shimmering Light… Continue reading What I Read – January 2019

Book Review: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

Where to start talking about a book like Winter's Tale? Almost more of a philosophical venture than a novel; it's magic realism, fantasy, historical fiction, a little bit of cyber punk. There's even time travel. Sort of. Blurbs will tell you that Winter's Tale is the story of Peter Lake, a thief who falls in… Continue reading Book Review: Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin

What I Read – October 2017

Bellevue Square - Michael Redhill (Doubleday Canada, 2017) A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles (Viking, 2016) The End We Start From - Megan Hunter (Hamish Hamilton, 2017) Ghost Warning - Kara Stanley (Caitlin Press, 2017) Winter's Tale - Mark Helprin (A Harvest Book, 1983) All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the… Continue reading What I Read – October 2017

What I Read – January 2017

Read: The Sellout - Paul Beatty (Picador, 2015) Reflections on the Psalms - C.S. Lewis (A Harvest Book, 1958) A vocation is a terrible thing. To be called out of nature into the supernatural life is at first (or perhaps not quite at first - the wrench of the parting may be felt later) a… Continue reading What I Read – January 2017

Book Review: Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis

I started (an attempt at least) to read a Psalm before bed every night in the fall. So it seemed like the perfect time to read this lesser known work of C.S. Lewis. In typical, self-deprecating Lewis fashion, he begins by explaining why he's not really qualified but here are some of his thoughts anyway.… Continue reading Book Review: Reflections on the Psalms by C.S. Lewis