Julie and Julia, will make you feel better about your life

The heat has  finally broken. Now, we have grey, heavy, humidity but, in all that, there is,  air. It’s a well known fact that Canadians are obsessed with the weather.  All Canadians. French, English, Native and after a few months, New Canadians.  Three great unifiers from coast to coast to coast-  talking about the weather,… Continue reading Julie and Julia, will make you feel better about your life

Finders Keepers

I just finished reading  Finders Keepers,  a Karin Kallmaker that I have never read.  It was published in 2006.  I guess I’m a few behind. Anybody, who has read this blog knows that I adore Kallmaker.  A few of her novels are on my top lesbian romance list. My all time favorite romance is Wild… Continue reading Finders Keepers

Can’t get into anything

I don’t know what’s wrong with me I can’t get into anything.  I haven’t read a book all week!  I know you’re thinking she’s insane, a week big deal. I read everyday, I own a bookstore, reading is my life, in many ways.  I have been preoccupied.  Sometimes that coincides with the full moon,  sometimes,… Continue reading Can’t get into anything

Milenium finished

Well, I finished it.  Long sucker.  I have to say I admire how he managed to tie up the loose ends.  The bad guys got theirs.  This book had some dynamite strong female characters. Lisebeth, but, also Erika, Anika and Monica (sounds like a bunch of ABBA singers “Does your mother know that you’re out”).  I’m… Continue reading Milenium finished

Almost finished Milenium

I am reading the third installment in the millennium series, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.  Normally, I would never buy this type of book in hardcover but, I got it for my mom’s birthday and at over 50% off. I enjoyed the first two novels.  Do I think it’s high art? Of course… Continue reading Almost finished Milenium

Stone Butch Blues

I read  Stone Butch Blues.  It is magnificent.  Not a false note. You pick it up, you can’t put it down. I had high expectations. This book exceeded them. I intend to buy several copies to give as gifts, it’s that good. This book should be required reading .  It deserves to be on the same… Continue reading Stone Butch Blues

The power of fiction to illuminate

Yesterday, I picked up Stone Butch Blues.  I have only read the first chapter.  I think I’m going to like it. From memory, I would say I have never read any work of fiction that deals with transgender topics.  I wonder why? Can’t say I have read much about bisexuality either. Maybe one of the reasons… Continue reading The power of fiction to illuminate