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To All the Books I’ve Loved Before, Or, News for December at PQL

At this time of the year, when the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us, and visions of sugar plums arise (to our delight or dismay), gratitude becomes almost a coping mechanism. Or if not gratitude, at … Continue reading

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From the Vault: A Touch of Literary Whimsy to Boost the Spirits

Doesn’t life feel so serious around now? The news is always heavy, the weather is gloomy and cold, and we’re all varying degrees of stressed whether it’s due to work, finances, the impending holidays or what have you. So how … Continue reading

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Meteorological and Metaphorical Openness, and Other News for June at the Porcupine’s Quill

This June, I really feel, is a month bursting with openness. Lately the chronic pluvial deluge usually attributed to April has been making itself known, and I’ve been remarking that it appears as if the heavens have opened. We’re seeing … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 31 May 2019

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. Most of us are probably inclined to believe that reading books every day is a … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 15 Feb 2019

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. Don’t miss this adorable animated short about the magic of reading. Gotta love that ending. … Continue reading

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Pulled from the Pages: The House on Major Street by Leon Rooke

I can’t even adequately describe how excited I am for the upcoming publication of Leon Rooke’s The House on Major Street. It is such a brilliant, crazy, surreal novel full of heart—and literary references. I’ve read it a few times by now … Continue reading

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