The Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature is…

Alice Munro!!! It was announced yesterday, that the National Canadian treasure, that is Alice Munro, was the winner of the biggest prize in, literature. Greeted with joy and applause, by those assembled to cover the announcement. The Nobel commitee, described Mrs Munro, as a ‘master of the contemporary story’ at 82, the great Alice is,… Continue reading The Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature is…

A butch and her khakis??

We’ve been having some, rainy weather, but, the rest of the week’s, weather forecast is hot, rain and hot, tomorrow, hot and hot, Thursday, hotter and humid, Friday, and, Saturday, sigh I loathe, hot and humid, but, ready or not, here, it comes. The Spring has been, rainy, and, cool, and, although, sun, is nice,… Continue reading A butch and her khakis??

Ramble, Ramble, Ramble

Another, grey one, ah, early Winter, a time of, grey. I’ve finished Pat Barker’s, Regeneration, a powerful novel, about what war does to man. I recommend this book, not preachy, not macabre, a mature book, with flawed, contradictory, characters, living breathing people. A plot synopsis, would give too much away, I think. Besides, it isn’t… Continue reading Ramble, Ramble, Ramble

Maternal wisdom…

Been a slow, beginning of the week, at the bookshop, I’ve managed to finish two books. I’ve started and finished, Utz by Bruce Chatwin, a novel about a collector, of Meissen porcelain, in Czechoslovakia, during the communist reign. An odd, short and engrossing, novel. Chatwin is much more, famous, for his travel and anthropological books,… Continue reading Maternal wisdom…

A book of substance and joy, Persistence

Well, looks like, Fall, is finally here, glad to see it, I’ve missed it, in the sweltering heat, the humid, clingy, heat. I even wore, my tweed cap, yesterday:-) This Summer, has been particularly, difficult on my reading, can’t concentrate in, the sizzling city. Now, if I had escaped, to the sea, or, the lake,… Continue reading A book of substance and joy, Persistence

A Kallmaker to soothe the grumpy butch

It’s been a tough week, seems like there have been, many of those, this Summer, hot and humid, makes for low sales, and, a grumpy, sleep deprived, butch, with wonky concentration. But, I still got my looks and a rockin’ new haircut:-P The kitchen is getting a face lift, new doors, on the cabinets, and, a… Continue reading A Kallmaker to soothe the grumpy butch