Guess who’s back?

Hello, Nova Scotia. Open ragged landscape, thick seafood chowder, long warm vowels in every accent. My friend Teddy wrote a song a long time ago that included the lines: it's summer, finally--still only ten degrees! and he's right. Last night it was a nippy 13ºC. With being home comes friends and family--I finally met my…

Liberté Égalité Fraternité

The last little while has been rough. I don't just mean the last few days; I rang in 2018 while under involuntary lockdown in the local behaviour health hospital. Today in particular was challenging. But I'm still here. So. I'm compiling a couple of different reading challenges for the upcoming months and whole year. My…

September #LitCitizens Unite!

Just because one monthly challenge is running doesn't mean everything else comes to a halt! Me, panicking: oh shitUpcoming this week is also Andrew’s reading for No, It’s Just You and the formal launch of Scuppernong Editions. Andrew was one of the primary make-things-happen people for the first Greensboro Bound; he’s a really engaging and good-hearted…

This is Not Your Mother’s Bookshelf

If your childhood was anything like mine, you were probably a dirty little thief---by which I mean: if you spotted an unsupervised book, well, who's to say it wasn't your book in the first place? My parents used to read to me, but largely not from children's material. They read to me whatever they were reading, with…