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Shelf Life: Janaury 2012

I’ve never really set targets for my reading before, beyond a general expectation that I’d read at least a hundred books a year, but last year a friend pushed me to challenge myself to commit to 150. According to Goodreads I surpassed it, but according to my own count I read 135. I read twenty-seven graphic novels […]

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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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5 Book Blogs You Should Be Reading

There are hundreds of literary blogs out there and I subscribe to several dozen of them, but recently I’ve pared down my RSS subscriptions again, and thought I’d share five of my favourites. So I present to you, in no particular order: 1. Bookninja George Murray posts several times a day, commenting on the latest in book news, reviews and miscellanea with

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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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In other news…May reads

I’ve finished updating my books read list for May. When I first posted about the list, my sister mocked me under the absurd impression that she reads more than I do. So she began to keep track, and in April we held a contest, which I won. By a lot. In May, she tried again, and lost

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