A Complicated Kindness. Actually.

So I was about to finish Galore and I decided that it would be a good idea to go to Eliot’s Bookstore near my office at lunch and see what they had on the List so I’d be ready with my next book. The bookstore is lovely – old, wooden staircases that creak, the smell…

Amazon weighs in

Just as an aside, Amazon has released their “Best Books of 2011 So Far” list. View it here. One of the books on it is a book that I really want to read: Moonwalking With Einstein: Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer. I saw it when I was on my great American…

Through the ages

So, I’m about three quarters of the way through “Galore” by Michael Crummey and I don’t think I could tell you who the main characters are, nor who I’m supposed to feel for in the book. It’s hard because from what I gather (the book has no start date, yet at one point mentions that…

First thoughts on Galore, by Michael Crummey

So I’ve started the first book, Galore by Michael Crummey. It is, incidentally, our choice for book club this month. Now, I have to say, when it was presented as a possibility for a choice to read this month, I was on board because I knew I wanted to read it for the list, but…

It begins

I’ve decided to read all the books from the top 40 picks of the Canada Reads 2011 list. I am extremely excited about this. I’ve seen many “reading challenges” in the past and they all seem like a reason for people to show off what they’ve read. I want to do this challenge for the…