CWILA 2012 counts, personal tallies and linkage

CWILA’s 2012 counts have been out for a few weeks now, and the commentary is starting to come in. Numbers are being questioned, concerns are being responded to. It’s all very encouraging, really. Earlier this year, when I did my own tally of books read and books reviewed, I discovered that of the 164 books I read […]

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Reading Rules

Inspired by this post on Book Riot, I thought I’d share my own reading rules: Read voraciously. Don’t just read in the genres you’re comfortable with – branch out, read some really weird stuff. Be selective. There are too many books out there to waste time reading something less than worthy. Read reviews, criticism, and literary theory.

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Shelf Life: May 2013

TCAF was in May, and I came out of it with a few comics, and a desire to read lots more. 61. Spike: The Complete Series, by Brian Lynch (IDW Publishing, 2012) While Spike was my favourite character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the television series), he’s lost something in the comic. Lynch seems intent on making

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Shelf Life: April 2013

April was Poetry Month, and I did get in some poetry, but also quiet a few graphic novels. 42. The Metaphysician in the Dark, by Charles Simic (University of Michigan Press, 2003) 43. Far to Go, by Alison Pick (House of Anansi, 2010) 44. In Reliquary, by Daryl Hine (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013) 45. Are You My

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Why you should help CWILA

CWILA, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, is gearing up for it’s 2012 count, and it could use your help. Women continue to be under represented in review media. Though women publish roughly half the books, and statistically buy more books then men, the number of reviews published in major news outlets don’t reflect this. In 2011,

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Largely Literary Linkage: The Tardis library, zines, and poets

The 2012 VIDA count has been out for more than a month now, and now Strange Horizons has released their 2012 count for science fiction and fantasy. The numbers do not look good, kids. More here. I’ll be helping with CWILA’s 2012 count this year. I’ve just received my instructions. I’ll keep you posted as to when

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