(Audio)Book Talk: Joy Ellis’ Intrigue on the Fens

I came for Richard Armitage's performance reading Joy Ellis' Their Lost Daughters. Mysteries are not normally my thing compared to other people. Winnipeg has a bookstore called Whodunit, richly deserving of its recent expansion, for anyone's mystery needs. McNally Robinson has a pretty good section, and readers love their UK writers. I remember during my …

(Audio)Book Talk: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

In my first job at the *Carolyn Sifton-Helen Fuld Libray at St. Boniface Hospital, I had access to University of Manitoba's vast collection as a staff member. I took out Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, only to carry it around for a while until I finally returned it, consigning it to my ever-growing and imagined TBR …

A Sweaty Story Time or Hearing David Copperfield While Working Out

I began Chapter 13 of David Copperfield, setting the timer to 15 minutes on the Audible app, and started walking around the track overlooking the gym at the Downtown YMCA. The walk always starts my work out allowing the book to play and no worries about cars nearly mowing me down, just people walking or …

Getting David Copperfield or The Anti-Nervous Voice Medication

I love the dancing Snoopy gif in yesterday's post. Tell me great news, I give you the dancing Snoopy gif if on hand. Dancing Snoopy quickly translates into a Facebook share. Unfortunately, the joke I wanted to make removed the strikethrough for girl leaving my sentence to look like: This girl woman Way to make …