Monthly Archives: January 2011

Shame, shame, shame

My first encounter with the Giller prize was in 2006 when I watched the prize on Bravo TV. It was also the first time I heard about it. Before that my favorite Canadian authors were Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, M.G. … Continue reading

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Recycling Titles

What is a Book Title? The Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary defines ‘Title’ as ‘an identifying name given to a book.’ Webster’s Ninth New College Dictionary defines it as ‘the distinguishing name of a written, printed or filmed production.’ While the … Continue reading

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Books

Years ago, in a bookstore with my children looking for books, I came across ‘Identity’ by Milan Kundera and wanted to buy it. My daughter, surprised and somewhat puzzled, exclaimed, “Mom, why do you want to buy this book again? … Continue reading

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Why ChichiKir?

Chichi (shee-shee) means precious, elaborate; it also means phrasemonger, word spinner, among other things. Kir (keer) in Armenian means letter of the alphabet. Universally it means French wine flavored with Cassis (blackcurrant liquor). Given the above I would like ChichiKir … Continue reading

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