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In Which the Porcupette Juggles Metaphorical Literary Chainsaws, or, News for September at PQL

Have you ever been to a carnival, wandering around, taking in the sights, when you see a clown in white pancake makeup strolling around the fairgrounds casually juggling balls, bowling pins—hell, even chainsaws? It’s a sight that evokes awe, wonder … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 23 Aug 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. Can you guess the classic novel title based on its Library of Congress subject categories? … Continue reading

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Pulled from the Pages: Margin of Interest by Shane Neilson

You all know by now that I have a weakness for literary criticism. Books about books are kind of my jam. So of course, I had to feature Shane Neilson’s upcoming book of cricitism, Margin of Interest, on the blog. First … Continue reading

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Going to Bookish Extremes and Other News for July at the Porcupine’s Quill

There’s something about summertime that makes me feel a little extreme. Think about it. The sweltering heat and humidity of a Southwestern Ontario summer juxtaposed with the simple pleasure of a frosty iced coffee. The long, sunny days practically beg … Continue reading

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On the Poetic Abominations of an Un-Angsty Youth, or, News for April at PQL

I am not, nor have I ever been, a poet. I know this because I recently found incontrovertible proof of my poetic failings. The evidence took the form of a number of laboriously hand-written lyrical abominations straight out of my … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Coastal Charm

’ve never been to Atlantic Canada (a failing I sincerely hope to rectify someday), but there’s something about it that beckons. The natural landscape appears both picturesque and sublime, and the culture, a charming mix of old-world and new. Transplants … Continue reading

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