Friday Favourite: Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

I had originally planned to use this month's Friday Favourite to focus on a Russian favourite. But when I realized it fell on Canada Day, it seemed far more fitting to focus on a modern Canadian classic. Joseph Boyden is one of the best Canadian writers currently in existence and his trilogy should be required… Continue reading Friday Favourite: Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden

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Friday Favourite: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Welcome! Happy Friday! Friday Favourites are where I spend one Friday a month talking about a book I've read and loved in the past. Ann Patchett is that rare author who straddles the line between literary and popular fiction. By which I mean, she's approachable and readable for that reader off the street who might… Continue reading Friday Favourite: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Friday Favourite: One Hundred Years of Solititude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

There are books that, once you read them, change your view of literature and what it can be. One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of those books for me. This was the first I'd read from Gabriel Garcia Marquez, on an island in the Philippines, more than ten years ago, and the first example… Continue reading Friday Favourite: One Hundred Years of Solititude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A Friday Favourite: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Although In the Skin of a Lion generally wins top spot when it comes to my favourite book, The Sun Also Rises is a close second. A glance at my shelves will tell you that I'm a Hemingway fan. I even have a t-shirt with the original, Art Nouveau book cover on it. Hemingway was… Continue reading A Friday Favourite: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

A Friday Favourite: In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

I'm trying something new here and (at least for the next little while) will be devoting the first Friday of every month to sharing about one of my favourite books. I love talking about and reviewing new (to me) books, but I don't often get to talk about books I've read in the past and… Continue reading A Friday Favourite: In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje