Yearly Archives: 2012

BOOK REVIEW | COMPACTS AND COSMETICS: BEAUTY FROM VICTORIAN TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY – MADELEINE MARSH

  Back in the day (i.e. about 5 years ago) I took some Women’s Studies courses in college. One of the main things I learned that stuck with me was that the worse things are for society in general, the better they are for the relative status of women in that society. For example, during WWII men were overseas fighting… Read more »

IN CASE YOU MISS ME…

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  I’m moving soon, which means that, sadly, my books are in the boxes up there. Because of that, and the fact that I’m not particularly fond of stress, I’m taking a wee break from Backlist. But don’t fret – I’ll be back in a month or so! Just as soon as my books are unpacked…

1001 BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE (LIKE YOU DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH TO READ ALREADY)

      Who doesn’t like a good list? I very much enjoyed going through the BBC list of 100 books most people haven’t read and discovering that I’d read about a third of them (though I do feel as if I should get on with it and read more). So when a friend told me he was working through… Read more »

EX LIBRIS

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  While shopping at Chapters a couple of weeks ago, I stopped by their section full of random knick knacks and notions. I’ve always been a sucker for the sort of things you don’t really need, but that you desperately want. These fit that description perfectly. Aren’t they cute?   I particluarly like the little card on the inside flap… Read more »

GOOD NEWS FOR VANCOUVER BOOK LOVERS

  If you live in Vancouver and are an avid reader, chances are you’ve spent many a blissful hour perusing the shelves of one of the many Book Warehouse locations scattered throughout the city. With a wide range of new books at bargain prices, it has long been a favourite book shopping destination. A couple of months ago the news… Read more »