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Critical Cinematography for Fun and Profit, or, News for May at the Porcupine’s Quill

As you know, I have a deep and abiding love for stories of all sorts, and while my preferred way to consume said stories is (unsurprisingly) book format, I’m not too proud to admit that I am also be a fan of screen-based storytelling. At the best of times, I’m an indifferent TV-watcher, but these are most assuredly not the best of times, so I have been more frequently availing myself of the old boob tube of an evening. (Mostly to watch really mindless British reality TV I shamelessly call “crap telly”. Don’t judge me.) 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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PQ Weekly Roundup: 06 Mar 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. Fears of a pandemic are gradually affecting more and more aspects of daily life. Now, … 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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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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Wanted: Your Bright Bookish Ideas!

Now that we’ve got the first few weeks of 2020 under our belts, we’re all comfortably back in the groove. Phew! What a relief, eh? But actually, this kind of thinking got me wondering about said groove. Are we in … Continue reading

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