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Author Zadie Smith talks creativity, autobiographical fiction and living in the Big Apple

It’s not the most encouraging of words to hear from a literary star.

But Zadie Smith admits she approaches a new novel with a “heavy heart.” 1,101 more words

University Of Calgary

All was well.

So I finished rereading Harry Potter last night. Despite my efforts to stretch out the experience, the series had to come to a close as some point. 235 more words

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Read My Book featuring The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir by David Carpenter

This is a very short book. It came to me in snippets through the mail over a period of years, a shocking and frequently touching series of accounts from an old Cree trapper about his confinement in a residential school from 1935 to 1944. 267 more words


Preconceived Notions

Excerpted from John Glassie’s excellent biography of Athanasius Kircher, A Man of Misconceptions ©2012:

In 1610, twelve years before Kircher arrived in Cologne, Galileo Galilei, a mathematics professor in Padua, published a slim volume, … 321 more words

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Green with jealousy no more: Was She Pretty addresses the question we're all secretly wondering

I like to think I know so much about the people that came before me in relationships past and present. I choose to believe the information gleaned from late-night confessional conversations and selective social media screenings provides a full portrait. 726 more words


Books Read in 2016

I had this as a sidebar, but I can’t figure out the WordPress app, and I can barely figure out the website. You never feel older than when you don’t understand technology…anyway, instead of fighting with a website or an app, I decided to take the easy way out and just make this a post. 60 more words

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Reading Harry Potter is enjoyable for so many reasons which I don’t feel the need to get into now. One of these reasons is that Dumbledore has some of the coolest lines. 72 more words

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