Judge the book cover: The Stranger

Depending on where you're from, the English title of Albert Camus' 1942 French novel L’Étranger will either be The Stranger (US) or The Outsider (UK). Why two different titles, you ask? There's actually an interesting article about that in The Guardian, but basically, it was sort of an accident. Regardless of the title, ...

Spring to-read list

By Tuesday, March 20, 2018 0 , , Permalink 0

I don't know about you but where I live, spring doesn't look very springlike yet. I'm hopeful that the change will happen soon, mostly because I'm tired of wearing my winter coat and I'd like to put my boots away for the season. But despite my eagerness for winter to end, spring isn't my favourite season. ...

Finnegan’s Awake

By Tuesday, March 6, 2018 0 , , , Permalink 0

I used to read a lot more. Before my puppy, that is. Before Finnegan arrived in my home and took over. Before his razor-sharp teeth left scars on my legs and threatened to destroy everything in their path. The days of lazing around on the couch with a coffee and book became a distant memory. The ...