1. I chose “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”. I am about a hundred pages in, and am quite enjoying it. You are correct – I like my books to have physical pages ­čÖé


      1. Well I love Alice Munro. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage was brilliant. I recently read a book of William Trevor short stories. Loved that too. Do you have any short story recommendations?


      2. That Munro volume is on my “to read” shelf, along with a book of essays by Barbara Kingsolver called “High Tide in Tucson”. My favourite short story writer is Alistair McLeod. His work is steeped in east coast tradition and sense of place.


      3. Ohhh, I didn’t know Barbara Kingsolver had a short story collection. I loved The Poisonwood Bible and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. And I must have read at least something by Alistair McLeod (I’m Canadian too). I’ll add him to my list. Thanks so much!


      4. Me too ­čÖé

        I’m from Ontario, near Toronto (Belleville to be precise). My daughter returned last year for university at Guelph (she’s home now for summer). She loves it and keeps urging me to move back. Are you near Calgary?


      5. Yes, about 20 minutes south of Calgary. Both my husband and I grew up in southern Alberta, but we lived in Waterloo, Ontario while he attended UW. He did a work term in Guelph.


  1. Choosing a good book can take me quite a while. I hate forcing myself to read a book because I made a mistake buying it. Subject matter is important but that still leaves too many books.

    With science books, which I like, sometimes the popular ones are more pseudo science, so I usually research the author, and in most cases they give a small lecture about the book when I check youtube.

    As for sci-fi, my next favourite category, I check Amazon and see what books other people bought that also bought books I like. This works quite well. In fact this works well with most books, since similar it directs you to people with similar taste.

    Finally, I have to accept that a percentage of books are just not worth finishing. I give those to others as a present lol.

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