I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
It took me exactly two pages to become engrossed in Michelle McNamara’s self-described “obsessive search for the Golden State Killer.” But that was no surprise. Given my fascination with true crime, my love for the My Favorite Murder podcast (which introduced me to said fascination and the GSK in general), my appreciation for the comedian…
Quoted: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
Quoted: The Green Hills of Africa
Goddam it. I am funny. But the hell with him. (Honestly, this thought goes through my mind at least three times a day.)
I love books and I love lists, so what better way to celebrate the end of the year than with a bunch of Best Books of 2015 lists (a two column bulleted list that I coded myself, I might add): Quill & Quire (notable) The Globe and Mail Chapters Indigo CBC National Post Writers’ Trust Publishers…
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (2)
For years I’ve been telling people this is my favourite book and recommending that they read it. I am so glad that it held up on my second read. I still love this book. I will always love this book. It’s especially well-written, the Walls family reads like a cast of fictional characters too incredible to believe, and…
Longitude by Dava Sobel
“John Harrison wrested the world’s whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch.” Did you know that? I didn’t. Now we do. While not particularly entertaining, it’s quite an interesting read. No. 17 on my challenge. Very educational.