A Few of My Favourite Things: 2012

A little later than normal, as the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 was spent recovering from a wicked cold, but below, as always, some of my favourite things from the past year. Books, television, movies, music…it’s all here. I continue to … [Read more...]


Bibliography, a set on Flickr. Slideshow here. I like books. I like taking pictures. Ergo, pictures of books. Mostly taken over the past 15 months. Mostly taken using my iPhone. These and many other photos are also viewable individually on my … [Read more...]

Gold Rush

Just a quick post on some culture I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this summer. Books Batman: Death By Design, Chip Kidd (June 5) Parker: The Score, Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke (July 3) The Woman Who Died A Lot, Jasper Fforde … [Read more...]

Off To The Wild Rumpus

I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. ... What I dread is the isolation.   Thank you for Max. Thank you for the Wild Things. Thank you for telling our story,  Mr. Sendak. … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favourite Things: 2011

Below are some of my favourite things from the past year. Books, television, movies, music…it’s all here. I’m not doing reviews or overviews this year. If it’s here, it’s good.  Am I that confident? Yes. But there’s also links for many of the items … [Read more...]

Beers, Books and the Seven Kingdoms

 Samantha Power likes books. So do I. Samantha Power likes fantasy books. So do I. Samantha Power likes George R.R. Martin's fantasy books. You guessed it--so do I.  Sam (who in her non-nerd time happens to be the News Editor at Vue Weekly) and … [Read more...]


all up and down the avenues the people are in pain; they sleep in pain, they awaken in pain; even the buildings are in pain, the bridges, the flowers are in pain and there is nothing going to release it, release us; pain sits, pain floats, … [Read more...]

Christmas Books

Pictures, titles and an overview of the books I got for Christmas. … [Read more...]

Best Books of 2010

"What do you have there?" "It's a book." --Lane Smith These are the best books I read in 2010. Some were published in 2010. Many were not. As most of these books are non-fiction, it means that I’m recommending lots of books with colons in the … [Read more...]

The Aughts: Books

Best Books of the Decade 1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon 2. Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling 3. Moneyball - Michael Lewis 4. The Fortress of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem 5. The Tipping Point - Malcolm … [Read more...]