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November 18, 2008

Satisfied

Now reading and being absolutely blown away by Anne Enright’s collection Yesterday’s Weather. I just finished reading Justine Picardie’s Daphne, which was a wonderful literary mystery ala Possession except the sources all were real– remarkable, and I loved it. I also just finished The New Quarterly 108, and Kristen Den Hartog‘s “Draw Crying” was so awful, beautiful and perfect that it had me crying, and not just because I’m pregnant.

Also my dinner was really delicious.

Further, there are good things to read everywhere. Fabulously, on Iceland’s economic meltdown, and its ancient sagas, and its literature today. Who’s reading what at TNQ. Globe reviews this week: When Will There Be Good News, and Lucy Maud Montgomery: Gift of Wings. Good heavens: a book by a woman put forth as one of the 50 greatest. On snow books, and what to read in the darkness of winter. Miriam Toews (of the remarkable Flying Troutmans) wins the Writer’s Trust Award for Ficion. Listen to Esta Spalding reading Night Cars by Teddy Jam (who was Matt Cohen— I didn’t know!).

10 thoughts on “Satisfied”

  1. Rona Maynard says:

    Congratulations to you both on the pregnancy, Kerry. I thought I detected a hint or two this last little while. You’re going to be wonderful parents and your child will have an enviable library.

  2. Steven W. Beattie says:

    Wait … What? You’re pregnant? Way to slip that one in there between the lines, Clare.

    Congratulations to both you and Stuart.

  3. melissa fetherstonhaugh says:

    Congratulations — as an avid reader and a mother of four, I was hoping that I was reading the same happy story between the lines.

  4. Kerry says:

    Thank you for the congratulations! We are both very excited. The only unfortunate part is that napping has seriously cut into my reading time. May have to train myself to read whilst asleep.

  5. Steven W. Beattie says:

    That’s why God invented audiobooks.

  6. patricia says:

    Oh, so happy for you!! I suspected that was the good news, and now that it’s ‘out there’– hooray!! Congrats to you and Stuart. You two must be so elated.

    And I’m rubbing hands with wicked glee – a future picture book reader!! Bwaa haa haa…

  7. Kerry says:

    Future reader maybe, but this baby is already accumulating a book a week. Your profession is safe.

    PS- But will I have to share the books with him/her? Hmmm. What if it dogears the pages??? Scribbly marginalia? Terrifying.

  8. Rebecca Rosenblum says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    RR

  9. alyssa says:

    congrats! I love checking in and seeing what you are reading and I look forward to seeing what new books you discover through motherhood.

  10. naya says:

    Oooh, congratulations! I can just imagine the books you have lined up for the little one… 🙂

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