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Browse Inside: Jim Westergard’s See What I’m Saying

As a card-carrying book nerd, I have been known to get worked up about the vagaries of the English language. I’m not one of those purists who decry the lack of predictability in grammar—though I do pity the poor souls … Continue reading

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Defining Bibliophoria and Other News for October at the Porcupine’s Quill

bibliophoria /bib-lee-oh-FOHR-ee-uh/ noun that feeling of joy or intense excitement derived from reading books and/or experiencing the pleasures of the written word. Common causes include but are not limited to: 1) trading book recommendations with a fellow reader with similar … Continue reading

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Of Writerly (and Readerly) Superpowers, and Other News for July at PQL

Can we take a moment to recognize just how impressive it is to be a writer? Not just a person who writes, mind you, because we all do that, but an honest-to-goodness writer, who puts in hours of hard graft … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Picture Perfect Books for Artists and Art Aficionados

It’s about this time of year that I start to wonder where all the colour went. The weather is grey and dreary, dark colours dominate our fashion choices, and even the festive holiday décor has been packed and stored. In … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 6 May 2016

Every Friday, the PQ Weekly Roundup collects the most shared links in our social media network—bookish articles, reviews, quizzes, recommendations and more—in convenient digest form.   People are very excited about the latest issue of the Devil’s Artisan—and rightly so! … Continue reading

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Browse Inside: Oddballs

When I first learned the premise of Jim Westergard’s Oddballs, I was pretty sure we had something special. I mean come on, anecdotes about history’s most absurd characters? Sign me up. But it wasn’t until I caught a glimpse of … Continue reading

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