Summer Reading: Graeme Simson and David Rakoff

I’ve been sitting outside in the shade and reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson (Fast read from VPL – didn’t help that I left it in a friend’s car after going to Ruth Meta’s Floral and Hardy Shop last night to hear Susan Musgrave and Stephen Reid) and just finished Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff – started last night after losing Rosie. LDMDCP is illustrated by Seth – saw Seth’s Dominion at DOXA.

What are you reading or watching?

I’d get more energetic and do a rain dance if I thought it would help, but reading seems a lovely distraction away from the woes of our province, nation and world.

How are you keeping woes at arm’s length? or are you?


One Comment to “Summer Reading: Graeme Simson and David Rakoff”

  1. I’m in the process of reading Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’ after which I intend to reread the companion book, ‘Life after Life.’ She’s my favourite author: funny, intelligent, observant. A God in Ruins is about a Halifax bomber pilot during WWII and his life after the war; Life after Life is about his sister, who endured the blitz and escaped the Spanish Flu (among other things.) I read the Rosie Project, before meeting my 3 1/2 year old autistic grandson this summer…. Thanks for the link to the LDMDCP review.

    Community theatre keeps me busy; this summer as producer of Hamlet being staged in a local park the last two weekends of the summer break. Next problem, helping the props master build a body and a bier/stretcher to bury as Ophelia.

    Nice to read of your artistic life, Mary. Blessed be.

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