Ten-pages-in book review: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

7 October 2008 10-pages-in

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve written a 10-pages-in book review. This is largely because I am in the year of the series, working my way through all seven Harry Potter books, the His Dark Materials trilogy, Stephen King’s Dark Tower books, and I’m currently in the middle of re-reading one of my […]

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Five-thousand pages in: Stephen King’s Dark Tower books

21 July 2008 10-pages-in

Once upon a time, I used to write 10-pages-in book reviews. I haven’t written one in a very long time, and a large part of the reason for that is that I’ve spent the last six months immersed in the seven books that comprise Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series. I got the first four […]

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Canadian Children’s Book Week

18 November 2007 Books

Did you know it’s Canadian Children’s Book Week? I was looking for information about kids books for something meme-ish, and came across this list of 100 Best Canadian Books for Children, courtesy of the Toronto Public Library, but I have to admit that I’ve only read about ten or so of the books. Some of […]

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One thousand (!)

14 November 2007 Books

Did you know that the letter A does not appear in the English spelling of any number lower than “one thousand”? Oh, the trivial gifts the Interwebs give to me. One thousand. Like, a thousand words, or a Thousand Islands. Or, one thousand posts. Yes, my bloggy peeps, this is my one-thousandth post. One thousand […]

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10-pages-in book review: The Reincarnationist

23 October 2007 10-pages-in

I don’t usually do sponsored book reviews as 10-pages-in reviews. I try to keep them distinct, partly so you’ll know books I’ve stumbled upon serendipitously versus books I’ve been offered to review, and partly because if someone is going to the trouble of sponsoring a review (in this case, MotherTalk provides a copy of the […]

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Dumbledore comes out of the closet

21 October 2007 Books

I can’t say I ever overtly suspected it, as that would insinuate that I had speculated about it. But somehow it comes as no surprise whatsover that JK Rowling confirmed on Friday night to a group of American fans at Carnegie Hall that yes, Dumbledore, the late, great headmaster of Hogwarts, was gay. Asked by […]

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10-pages-in book review: Everything’s Eventual

8 October 2007 10-pages-in

It’s a bit of a challenge to write the usual 10-pages-in book review when we’re talking about a book of short stories. I’m about half way through this book, and I’ve consumed (it’s a deliberate word choice; reading Stephen King is a literary gastronomic delight for me) a little bit less than half of the […]

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Snog-worthy literary characters

7 October 2007 Books

I was going to save this meme for later in the week, but I got so wrapped up in the writing of it that I couldn’t bear to leave it in the can. Veronica at Toddled Dredge wrote a post about posts she has not written, and one of those topics was seized upon by […]

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10-pages-in book review: The Ruins

19 September 2007 10-pages-in

What’s that, you say? A long, long time ago, I used to write book reviews on this blog? Hmmmmm, maybe I remember that, way back in the distant recesses of my brain. For the most part, I haven’t written a book review here in ages simply because I haven’t read a book worth reviewing. Most […]

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MotherTalk book review: Bob Books for Beginning Readers

10 September 2007 Books

I have a confession to make. I didn’t read a single book in the boxed set I’m supposed to be reviewing today for my stop on MotherTalk’s Bob Books blog tour. In fact, I had them read to me – by Tristan, my five year old son. (pause for gasps of delight and surprise) Yep, […]

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