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Quote of the Weekend

I’ve been reading a lot of YA and Children’s books lately and this fits so well with the pure and real joy of stories about adventures, dangers, heroics, fears, and friendships.

Quote Of The Weekend

Book Review: 'The Woman Who Read Too Much' by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani – a haunting, complex portrait

I have just finished reading Bahiyyih Nakhjavani’s masterpiece – The Woman Who Read Too Much. I couldn’t at first work out what her brilliant structuring of the narrative reminded me of, then I suddenly remembered: Robert Browning’s monumental masterpiece – The Ring & the Book. noch 849 Wörter

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I missed my blog

Work called, life issues called – I had little time for my blog. Only a handful of days missed in my new blogging habit, but I noticed, and I missed it. noch 164 Wörter

University of Ottawa bestows honorary doctorates upon diverse group

Along with the 8,131 University of Ottawa students receiving their diplomas during convocations this week, seven notable professionals and experts were to receive honorary doctorates. noch 850 Wörter

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Review: The Library at Night

Oh. My. What can I say about the non-fictional book by Alberto Manguel, entitled The Library at Night. For me it was an extremely mesmerizing and enthralling book. noch 352 Wörter


One Magical Instant

At one magical instant the page of a book – that string of confused, alien ciphers – shivered into meaning.
Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; noch 337 Wörter

Philip Marchand: Inside Alberto Manguel's large literary library

Alberto Manguel
Yale University Press
392 pp; $30

Alberto Manguel, translator and critic, is Canada’s best, and perhaps only, practitioner of that critical genre termed by Anatole France “the adventures of the sensitive soul among masterpieces.” His latest book, … noch 960 Wörter