Reviews

Flourish - Jacqueline Turner

My Year of Books: 2020

January 2, 2021

The unfortunate election of a certain dementogogue to the US presidency has made my typical reading patterns go all to hell. Here’s my short reading list for 2020.

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Planet of the Humans

May 5, 2020

If you’re already feeling in any way depressed (or otherwise experiencing fragile mental health) from the effects of COVID-induced social isolation, do yourself a big favour and don’t watch Jeff Gibbs’s Planet of the Humans. This might be the worst cinematic experience I’ve ever had, and I’ve seen *two* of Adam Sandler’s films.

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Free Trip to Egypt

Free Trip to Egypt

October 6, 2019

Free Trip to Egypt is a documentary film project dreamed up by Egyptian-Canadian-Swiss software entrepreneur, Tarek Mounib.

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dumpling house

On Ducks and Dumplings

September 9, 2018

Recent dining adventures in Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC

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hope in the dark - rebecca solnit

My Year of (few) Books: 2017

January 1, 2018

As 2017 ends and the next year begins, a a brief summary of books read in the past year. It’s a shorter list than usual.

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bookpile

My Year of Books: 2016

January 2, 2017

Another year, another stack of #95books, or as near to it as I get.

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My Year of Books: 2015

December 31, 2015

I spent another year tweeting my books using the #95books hashtag. I shall herewith provide the summary for 2015.

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Signs Preceding the End of the World

My Year of Books: 2014

December 31, 2014

Here, book lovers, is my 2014 reading list. I hope that, as I have had my literary world broadened through my exposure to other readers, some of you may also discover new writers through my list.

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Not recommended: Burgoo

January 17, 2013

The idea of Burgoo is appealing to me because, generally speaking, stew is a highly desirable comfort food that in normal circumstances would make me feel better. I’d forgotten, though, that Burgoo’s stews seem decidedly unspectacular and disappointing, at least in relation to my stew expectations.

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Ravishing Beasts

February 4, 2010

Reflections on a visit to the Vancouver Museum’s taxidermy exhibit.

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Tracing Night

February 4, 2010

Immersive maze installation by acclaimed visual artist, Ed Pien, comes to Museum of Vancouver.

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