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Shelf Life: September 2011

As this is the fourth edition of Shelf Life, if you’ve been reading this blog with any regularity, you probably have a pretty good idea what it’s about. If you don’t, check out past editions for more info. I’m going to try to make this as brief as I can, as we’re almost halfway through November, and […]

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Book Club: Persepolis

I found this review from May 2010 in my Drafts folder. It was whole and complete, but for some reason or another it remained unpublished. It’s a great book, so I thought I’d post it as is. Better late than never, right? As mentioned earlier, our book club pick for May was The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane

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Shelf Life: June 2011

Happy Canada Day, kids! I love it when it falls on a Friday and we get an extra long weekend in the summer. I mentioned yesterday how I’d like to get more social in regards to books and reading – normally such a solitary activity – so I’m going to try a new series I’m calling Shelf

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Book Club: Too Much Happiness

I haven’t done well with updating the blog about the book club a friend and I started since the first meeting. A brief survey of what we’ve read since: Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient (we loved it), Robertson Davies’ The Rebel Angels (excellent), Guy Gavriel Kay’s The Summer Tree (well liked, but I felt it over-rated), Kurt

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An Evening with Toronto’s Boyfriend, Neil Gaiman

I’d originally meant to post this write-up after the event itself, but got rather busy, so here’s the truncated version. Luminato is a new arts festival in Toronto; this is its second year. Neil Gaiman headlined the literary program with an interview, reading, Q&A and, of course, a lengthy signing. Tickets were cheap (only $15) and when

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Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim, written by Bryan Lee O’Malley, is pretty much Awesome Incarnate. Scott Pilgrim was recently optioned by Universal, and will star Michael Cera, ((How does this kid not have his own website yet?)) who, upon re-reading book 1, should be damn-near perfect as Scott. The film version of Scott Pilgrim Versus the World will hit theatres

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