One night when the Rev Mr Dare was here to tea I used the word bull in my conversashun. I said Ilse and I were afraid to go through Mr James Lee‘s pasture because he had a cross bull there. After Mr Dare had gone, Aunt Elizabeth gave me an awful skolding and told me I was never to use that word again. But he had been talking of tigers at tea and I can‘t understand why it is more disgraceful to to talk about bulls than tigers.
#GroupC - @lover.of.the.classics Stoner is headed your way! @bookwormjillk @lele1432
#GroupR - @hes7 - Not the Girl You Marry is going west!! @robinb @lovesbooks87
Looking forward to and also kind of sad about our last round of reading in February!!
I need something soothing for the soul after the brilliant but hellish A House and Its Head and am revisiting this old favourite for #ChildrensClassicRead2020. I love the descriptive writing in this one 💚
I love Canada Reads, even though I am not Canadian or live in Canada. I wind up reading all 5 books every year and will talk to the YouTube repeat while watching it. This year, I am happy because I have 4 of the 5 books. Small Game Hunting is the only one I can‘t get without paying 2x the cover cost due to shipping. I‘m ready! https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads/meet-the-canada-reads-2020-contenders-1.543...
It's been a while since a book made me cry. A very shameful part of Canadian history. This should be mandatory reading in Canadian schools, it was very eye opening. I always thought the schools occurred in the late 1800s (and they did), but this book is set in the 1960s. And according to Google the last federal residential school closed in 1996! I had no idea, how recent this all was. A very important read for any Canadian.
Since I don't live in Canada the Canada Reads selections can sometimes be difficult to get. One I have coming from my library, one is coming on Overdrive, two are coming as interlibrary loans, and one hasn't been released in the US yet.
It's Canada Reads time! 🇨🇦 🍁 Every year, I'm less and less impressed with the debates that go on during Canada Reads week. Every year, I tell myself I'm not going to bother next time. But somehow, *every year*, I skim the synopsis on the short list and think “Oooh! That book sounds interesting!“ What's a gal to do? So many books, so little time. 🤷♀️
Not as good as I expected: I liked the premise of post-apocalypse from an Indigenous perspective (VERY well done by Cherie Dimaline with The Marrow Thieves) and the way the characters and community were introduced, blending traditional values with the immediate crisis. The more conflict-driven path it then took wasn't well handled, though, with a flat villain stereotype and weak ending.