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Well Worth the Wait, or, News for August at the Porcupine’s Quill

There is a feeling of satisfaction in finally achieving a goal that doesn’t come easily. But some things–like books–are worth the wait. Continue reading

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The Thrill of the Hunt: An Ode to Literary Browsing

We’ve given up a lot over the course of this pandemic. By now we’re all, to some degree, shaggy-haired, raggedy-fingernailed, sweatpants-wearing, hug-starved home bakers whose sole social interactions have been virtual, grocery related, or predicated on how many neighbours can be talked into allowing their dogs to be petted at the end of a two-metre leash. (Or … just me? You know what? Don’t tell me.) One of the things I most look forward to doing as the country starts to open back up is visiting the bookstores and browsing for new literary treasures to add to my shelves. Continue reading

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Punching through the Existential Dread with the Power of Poetry, or, News for April at the Porcupine’s Quill

If I’m going to be homebound for the foreseeable future, I might as well be productive, and what better way to be productive during a pandemic than to self-isolate with a book or ten? I’m mildly surprised that I haven’t … Continue reading

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Literary Tater Tots and Other Happy Accidents, or, News for March at the Porcupine’s Quill

I accidentally bought cheese-flavoured tater tots last week. I won’t bore you with the details of how this accident came about, but suffice it to say that it happened and I need to talk about it. This accidental purchase is … Continue reading

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PQ Weekly Roundup: 07 Feb 2020

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 words we consider most shocking, tasteless or offensive varies wildly by place and time. … Continue reading

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Size Does Matter, or, News for February at the Porcupine’s Quill

It seems fitting, this shortest of months, to recognize that, yes, as we are wont to hear in innumerable situations of varying degrees of appropriateness, size does matter. Get your mind out of the gutter, Quill fans; my words and … Continue reading

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