Posts tagged “reading with nicole”

  1. Previous installments of This Week in Reading can be found here. Most recently: Books That Should Be Banned. I read two terrifying books this week, gang. One was about Vladimir Putin, and the other was about a traveling posse of polyester-wearing ex-humans who feed off the steam released by torturing psychic children. I'm not even done the latter yet, but why let that stop me from talking about it? Let's start with Masha…

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  2. Previous installments of This Week in Reading can be found here. Most recently: My Favourite Cookbooks: Part One. The weirdly long ones that jut out past the edge of your shelf, but if you flip them over and stack other books on top of them, you won't have room to put any books next to them anyway. Books about the life of the author's dog or cat which culminate in the death of…

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  3. Previous installments of This Week in Reading can be found here. This one is just about cookbooks, and not from this past week, which is cheating. There will be two more installments. This list makes no attempt at being exhaustive, and is not ranked: these are the cookbooks I use most in my own kitchen, and recommend to others. Reading cookbooks is a glorious, glorious occupation. If you have only 15 spare minutes, there's…

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  4. Previous installments of “This Week in Reading” can be found here. Most recently: Samantha Irby and Tom Kizzia. Before we get into our actual books for the week, I wanted to do a last-minute plug for Dorothy Baker's Cassandra at the Wedding, which we'll be discussing with Emily Gould on Thursday (discount code below). I'm counting down the minutes until my actual conversation with Emily, because I read it in two sittings…

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  5. Previous installments of "This Week in Reading" can be found here. Most recently: French Women. I had a particularly good week reading things, so let's start with my favourite thing: recommending a debut volume by a female author. I never get to do that, because I almost always read new things after they've been out for ages and ages and then no one wants to discuss them with me any more. Samantha Irby.

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  6. Previous installments of This Week in Reading can be found here. Greetings again from rural Canada! This will be the last rural Canadian reading post until...mid-September. So you can expect that next week's installment will be exclusively books set in NYC about literary men experiencing agita with their literary dads. Maybe they'll have terse dinners! HAHAHAHAHAHA, I am not even joking, because my next book is David Gilbert's And Sons. But it's supposed to…

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  7. Hey! I've probably mentioned this, but I'm in Canada for a lot of the summer, because my mother just had another knee replacement (moms, right?), so my reading habits are firmly in Rural Canadian mode. Which is to say: plenty of re-reading, and finding out how successful my familial book recommendations have been recently (very!) This, of course, is also why you don't know how I feel about the new season of The Newsroom yet.

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  8. I'm really excited to talk about this Helen Garner novel, The Spare Room, but first, let's talk about how I came to be reading it. I was traveling with my best friend and her parents, which is the sort of thing you usually do in high school with people whose parents can afford to go nice places and yours can't, so they bring you along, and you feel grateful and awkward and young, but this…

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  9. As mentioned in our inaugural post, books are everything to Mallory and I. We are lifelong fools for books, and we want to share that with you. One way we'll be doing that is our Emily Books Book Club, which you'll be hearing about shortly from the titular Emily, one is the glorious Jaya Catches Up, and another is probably going to be me just telling you what I'm reading, and how I…

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