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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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Getting into the Back-to-School Spirit with a Syllabus All of Us Can Enjoy, Plus, News for September at PQL

Ladies and gentlemen, take out your notebooks, sharpen your pencils and listen up. School is now in session. Welcome to “PQL’s Fall List 2018”. I am your instructor, Porcupette Steph. If you’ll indulge me in this extended conceit, please join … 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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Sunlight, Fresh Air, and the Smell of Ink and Paper … and Other News for May at the Porcupine’s Quill

It is official. It has happened. Not to jinx it, but … I have consumed both literature and coffee on the patio today and I am optimistic that the spring sunshine is here to stay. I can’t oversell the effects … Continue reading

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Feelings of Fellowship and Literary Community, and Other News for April at the Porcupine’s Quill

Community. Togetherness. Fellowship. That feeling of closeness. (But, like, not TOO close—we’re Canadians and we respect personal space.) To me, one of the best parts of working in publishing is not just the books, although those are indisputably wonderful, but … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 09 Feb 2018

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. The differences between critical reviews and reader reviews can be really stark. It just goes … Continue reading

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