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To mark Canada's sesquicentennial I decided to read CanLit classics.
  1. "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
  2. "The Man From Glengarry" by Ralph Connor
    Written in 1901
  3. "Generals Die in Bed" by Charles Yale Harrison
    Written in 1930. This is a Canadian "All Quiet on the Western Front."
  4. "The Tin Flute" by Gabrielle Roy
    Written in 1945
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For Canada's sesquicentennial I decided to read Can Lit classics. Here is a crowd-sourced list of suggestions in case anyone wants to join me. The only parameters were they had to be written by a Canadian and at least 20 years old. #books #Canada150
  1. "The Watch that Ends the Night" by Hugh MacLennan
  2. "Barometer Rising" by Hugh MacLennan
  3. "Double Hook" by Sheila Watson
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  1. 1.
    "A Place Called Winter" (novel) by Patrick Gale
  2. 2.
    The Maestro (YA) by Tim Wynne-Jones
    (Re-read)
  3. 3.
    "The Noise of Time" by Julian Barnes
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  1. Eva Longoria's Snapchat
    I'm still mystified by Snapchat but Eva Longoria is fun, funny, personable, great to watch.
  2. Leslie Jones @Lesdoggg live tweeting the Olympics
    Language is sometimes NSFW but her enthusiasm is everything. And hilarious.
  3. Reading this work manuscript I can't name
  4. Running into film crews in downtown Toronto.
    Watched the crew for "Anon" film a car crash yesterday then came across a new TV series "Ransom" who had transformed our street into NYC with police and ambulances.
Inspired by @ShawnKelly and @bjnovak of course
  1. Adele "25"
    I know the entire planet bought this when it came out but what can I say, I'm a late adopter. Just picked it up. Loving it naturally. The rest of the world was right.
  2. Jessi Klein's YOU'LL GROW OUT OF IT
    Is making me laugh out loud which books rarely do. I have to keep putting it down so I can save some for later.
  3. Naps
    'Nuff said.
  4. Ice cream drumsticks
This is me, completely clueless...people on social media use these expressions and I don't have a clue what they are talking about.
  1. False flag
  2. Dogwhistle
  3. Cat fishing
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Writing by the actor on the work, the life, and life outside the work
  1. Your book is more interesting than your job
  2. Your favourite artist dropped a new album at midnight last night
  3. You can't even
    Just once I'd like to call in and say "I can't even" and they'd be like "totally fine."
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Inspired by @msalisonpill. I rarely re-read so it was really fun for me to look at my shelf and do this list. Now I want to re-read all of these!
  1. THE SOLACE OF LEAVING EARLY by Haven Kimmel
    A beautifully written, thoughtful, complicated novel that I learn more from every time I read it. One of my favourites.
  2. THE HORSEMAN'S GRAVES by Jacqueline Baker
    A stunningly dark story that ranks with Cormac McCarthy in my world. The opening section is some of the best, most stunning, writing I have ever read.
  3. THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV by Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Because you really have to read it more than once to get anything out of it. Ya gotta work for this one.
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