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On Sunday I was off to an ATC trade

but in case I was early I took my paper journal and a book. (good little reader that I am) Seems that the first book I picked up was a library loan. I grabbed it. I knew that because I was almost finished that text I would gather something else. Sure enough I wrapped up the final 20-30 pages left in Me Funny which I would recommend to anyone interested in North American Aboriginal humour. It is a series of essays mixed with humour bits written by academics, Native writers and humourists. I could go on but this is just back ground of how I got to reading some more short stories in a collection entitled Write Turns: New Directions in Canadian Fiction . Published by Raincoast Books in 2001 and edited by Joy Gugelar.
It was chosen because the book is lightweight.

80. "Hagiograhy- Aislinn Hunter. I was struck by the stark setting that still imparts such bold images of human emotions. I enjoyed the Sliding Doors optioning effect of the writer's structure choices. Also how could I not love a writer who shares a first name that is the same as the first part of the name of our house here in paradise .

81."Love Line"- Debbie Howlet. I loved this story about the errant Uncle Lenny. I think every family has an
"Uncle Lenny" may not one this extreme but the essence of Lenny shadows every family...even the most squeaky clean. Of course I enjoyed this because of the time period of when this story takes place. I was a kid when the kids in the story were kids. It is great how kids know what the scoop is but they don't understand what they know or how they know it.

82." Black" - Annabel Lyon. Family is strange animal but life is strange and that just seems to work.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
Great reason to like a writer! *grin*

Thanks for continuing to share -- I am SO far behind. I have about 5 more stories to post about.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
I keep flipping between wanting to get my numbers up
in here and getting some library loans read AND keeping the numbers adding up in my books read in 2008 list.

I look forward to your updates when you get to them.
Jun. 3rd, 2008 04:41 am (UTC)
Re: I keep flipping between wanting to get my numbers up
I know, it's hard to balance the story a day concept with reading novels ... when I was reading a New Yorker story over dinner each night, it was working well, but I seem to have fallen out of that habit ...
Jun. 3rd, 2008 06:34 am (UTC)
If nothing else
a lot of different books and short story collections are getting opened and closed. The books they be feeling the love. lol
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