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Summer reading

June 17th, 2006     by Holland Gidney     Comments

I’ve been meaning to start blogging regularly about books and Thea’s post (and Wesley’s response to it) about Al Gore’s new movie/book The Inconvenient Truth reminded me that I have been delinquent in that regard. So to start things off, here’s what’s on my bedside table at the moment:

  1. JPod by Douglas Coupland
  2. Solitaire: The Intimate Lives of Single Women by Marian Botsford Fraser
  3. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  4. What to Eat: An Aisle-by-Aisle Guide to Savvy Food Choices and Good Eating by Marian Nestle
  5. grrl: a novel by Jennifer Whiteford

Haven’t started these ones yet: - Adverbs: A Novel by Daniel Handler - Exact Fare Only: Good, Bad & Ugly Rides on Public Transit Ed. by Grant Buday - David Suzuki: The Autobiography - The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery

The best of the bunch is grrrl, Ottawa writer Jennifer Whiteford’s first novel. It landed in the Shameless mailbox last week and I took it along on an overnight trip to Kingston because it was small and fit well in my bag. It’s the story of a Grade 10 girl named Marlie told through her diary entries (dated 1991). The confessions this suburban Toronto girl scrawls in her journal remind me so much of feeling awkward in junior high (circa 1994), it’s uncanny! If you love Susan Juby’s Alice (from the book, and now TV show, Alice, I Think), you’ll find a kindred misfit in Marlie.

So, what are you reading?

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