Also a few other titles – including Canadian YA – which I certainly wouldn’t have though to include on a list of ‘humour’ titles, but… what do I know…
Yes! Tanya is coming to our neck of the woods!
I know a bunch of us went together to see her Massey Lecture last fall… and a few of us have seen her again at other events over the winter… but if you are still looking for a chance to listen to her.. this is it!
- Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge
- Thursday May 16 @ 7:30 pm
- All Seats $5.00
- Reserved Seating
If you are around… The Canadian Federation of University Women is hosting an Author’s Night with journalist Ann Walmsley, on Friday May 3rd, at the Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge.
The topic of the conversation will be her non-fiction book titled “The Prison Book Club.”
Check out a few reviews of the book:
Love great music? Enjoy attending events at The Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound?
Looking for a way to give back?
- Consider signing up to be a volunteer at The Stockey Centre.
- Be a volunteer usher, and see the show(s) of your choice for free.
- It’s a win-win every way you look at it.
Application form available at the Volunteer Portal on the Stockey Centre website.
Read a discussion about the nominees, mostly women and mostly from indie publishers, in this article at The Guardian.
Dates to mark on your calendar:
- Shortlist to be announced on April 9th.
- Winner announced on May 21st.
Since we all enjoyed reading Irmina so much… here is a fabulous new graphic novel which treads similar territory.
A wholly original record of a German woman’s struggle with the weight of catastrophic history, Belonging is also a reflection on the responsibility that we all have as inheritors of our countries’ pasts.
- Learn more at the Simon and Schuster website.
- Read the review at The New Yorker.
- Read the review at The New York Times.
- Read the review at The Guardian.
And while we’re on the subject of graphic novels… we’re reading another graphic novel for our final book of the year at the school book club. Here is our pick list of titles we’re choosing from, if you’re intersted.
The 2019 Longlist has been announced. Find all the details here.
- Shortlist to be announced on April 29th.
- Winner announced on June 5th.
For those who missed it… Here is the video link to Esi Edugyan at the AGO from January 23rd, 2019.
With apologies for the tardiness in posting… I’ve never been so busy!!!
Let the games begin! Canada Reads 2019 has launched.
Check your e-mail inbox for the e-mail sent out at 1:06pm on February 2nd. It has everything you need to know about participating in this year’s Canada Reads adventures.
- Our block of 25 tickets – for the FINAL DAY of taping at the CBC Broadcast Centre on Thursday March 28th – is going fast!
- There are only a few seats left as I post this.
- If you have not already signed up to attend… do so soon!
Well… I’ve clocked 16.5 hours of ‘reading time’ since midnight Friday… and have read three – Adult – titles which have been sitting on my pile waiting to be read:
- If you were not at the Appel Salon that night – and I didn’t see anyone I know who would be reading this blog posting at the event – you absolutely need to watch the video of the interview… and then read the book… and then we can compare notes!
- I’d love to get going on it, but I have to admit – even though I could probably finish it by midnight and get myself up to 21.5 hours – I can’t read anymore right now.
- My eyes aren’t what they used to be… they, and my brain, are tired.
It was so delightful to just sit and read – basically uninterrupted – and without having to take notes – as I have to do for the selection committee I sit on.
- I couldn’t have done it without my husband basically taking over all household duties for the duration. He kept me fed and watered for the duration. Thanks sweetiepie!
Check out everything people read at the 24in48 Reading Marathon website.
- Join me in July for the next one??
Did anyone else read anything this weekend? Do share…