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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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PQ Weekly Roundup: 31 Jan 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. I was heartened to learn that so many writers have unshakable Font Opinions. Apparently (according … Continue reading

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The True Story of an Unrepentant Literary Sinner: Being an Account of the Porcupette’s Confessions of Bookish Sin

I found one of those fire-and-brimstone religious pamphlets in my mailbox today. It was good for a chuckle (the thing played fast and loose with grammatical rules and made conspicuous use of bold, italic and underlined text, sometimes all at … Continue reading

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Kinship of the Bookish Sort: On the Pleasures of Literary Lending

The list of people to whom I will entrust my favourite books is rather short. My mother, who has been known to read borrowed books with gloves on “so I don’t get fingerprints on the cover, of course,” is at … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Author Visits Past, Or, When I Learned Authors Were from ‘Round Here

I grew up in a suburb far from the literary stronghold of the GTA. We did not have a plethora of indie bookstores to browse on a Saturday afternoon, or a quiet weekday evening. We were not a must-visit destination … Continue reading

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