Tag Archives: The Shipping News

Recommended Books: Fiction

I’ve added to this list. I still want to do a Non-Fiction one, eventually, but … you know … time permitting. Some authors are represented multiple times here. Other authors aren’t represented at all. For no real reason. Don’t read … Continue reading

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Book Questionnaire Full of Shame, Loathing and Lying

I can’t remember where I initially found this questionnaire, but in re-doing my Categories I found the questions saved in Drafts. I had obviously seen them somewhere, and wanted to answer them eventually. Thought I’d bring it out now. Haven’t … Continue reading

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Thinking of Quoyle

The National Book Award is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, and there’s an awesome blog set up to commemorate this, with authors writing up reviews of the Award-winners for each year. It’s such a treasure trove of content and … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Shipping News” (Annie Proulx)

Daily Book Excerpt: Adult fiction The Shipping News, by Annie Proulx. (Some of my thoughts on this book are already on this blog – I went through some of the posts and pulled some of my own language … so … Continue reading

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Book QA

I got this from Ted! Which book do you irrationally cringe away from reading, despite seeing only positive reviews? Strangely enough, I cringed from reading Harry Potter. Chalk it up to my contrarian nature. If there is a unanimous clarion … Continue reading

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Jessa Crispin has an interesting interview with Peter Boxall, editor of 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die. I loved what Boxall said at the end: “Having benefited from an extraordinary number of emails and letters as well as … Continue reading

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Favorite Fictional Characters

A revised list, from a post I did a while back. My favorite characters from fiction. I am limiting my choices to just novels – and leaving out such amazing characters as Hamlet, or Stanley Kowalski. Here is how I … Continue reading

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My Journey With Annie Proulx

I’ve only read The Shipping News. I tried to read Accordion Crimes,but just COULD. NOT. get through it. And I gave it my best shot. I really did. My experience of The Shipping News was what I call “one of … Continue reading

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