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It’s been a long time since I posted anything about the podcast I’ve been working on. I’ve actually recorded four episodes since then, but only posted one because I had announced that the “next episode” was going to be about a certain book, and then there were many technical difficulties getting that podcast together. 34 more words


2: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Finally! After many delays and some technical difficulties, our second episode is UP! In it, we discuss Annie Proulx’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Shipping News, the story of a depressed and downtrodden man who moves to an ancestral home in Newfoundland. 18 more words


Hanjin Unloads Ship At Long Beach, South Korean Government Promises Funds

The sudden bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping meant that the company’s container ships were temporarily doomed to float around with dwindling supplies for their crews and containers full of your holiday gifts. 261 more words


My Favorite Author: Annie Proulx

 Proulx spent her childhood traipsing outside and reading, especially science fiction and books by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. As an adolescent, she was devoted to William Faulkner, S.J. 266 more words


"The Shipping News" (2001) Movie Review

Quoyle spent all his life with low self esteem and accepted what he was given and did not ask for what he deserved. After his reckless and flaky wife dies from a car crash, and his father and mother die around the same time by murder-suicide, he takes his daughter and moves to Newfoundland with his estranged aunt.   410 more words


The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Goodreads Synopsis

Average Star Rating: 3.81 Stars.

My Rating: 3/5 Stars 

 Genre: Literary Fiction, Canadian Culture, Adult, Classic.

“We face up to awful things because we can’t go around them, or forget them.

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March Reads and Book Haul

I know, it’s a little late to be posting this. March is long gone, right? But better late than never, and it’s always fun to talk about books. 880 more words