Archive for the 'Moi' Category

Jan 25 2016

Reading List: Books I Read in 2015

Categorized under Annual Reading List,Books,Moi

Poke. Poke. Hello? Squeeeeee! Ding! Thump thump. Is this thing on? (Ahem.) OK, it looks like the Blork Blog still has a bit of a pulse, so here’s a small injection to help it limp into 2016. It’s my annual report on the books I read in the previous year. As usual, they’re listed in […]

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Jan 31 2015

Reading List: Books I Read in 2014

Categorized under Annual Reading List,Books,Moi

As has been tradition since 2003, I hereby present for the historical record a list of the books that I read in the year just ended (in this case, 2014). The list is in alphabetical order, by author: The Ghost Road, by Pat Barker Up Above the World, by Paul Bowles Unwelcome Words, by Paul […]

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Aug 31 2014

My Periods

Categorized under Moi,Photography,Travel

I recently posted a series of photographs on Instagram and Facebook. They were all pictures of me — some self-portraits and some taken by other people — from 1979 to 2000. I called them “retroselfies” and categorized each as being from a certain “period” of my life. I posted one a day for about two […]

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Jan 01 2013

Reading List: Books I Read in 2012

Categorized under Moi

As per tradition, here’s my list of books I read in the year just ended (in this case, 2012), listed alphabetically by author: The Crossroads, by Niccolo Ammaniti * Ed the Happy Clown, by Chester Brown (Graphic novel) World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks * The Red Market: […]

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Dec 27 2012


Categorized under Cats,Moi,Weblogs

The Blork Blog turns twelve years old today. Loyal readers will have noticed that I post a lot less than I used to back in the glory days, but this sucker still has a pulse.  There are 65 half-written (and for the most part, no longer  relevant) unpublished “drafts” mouldering away in here, plus another dozen […]

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Mar 25 2012

Talking About Books

Categorized under Books,Moi

I like talking about books. What I like even more is listening to people talk about books. Over the years I have entertained this fetish by listening to CBC Radio and by attending various book festivals around town, most notably the Blue Metropolis festival (which, while still good, was a lot better when it was […]

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Jan 02 2012

Books I Read in 2011 (…and a few notes about my iPad)

A as per new-year tradition, here is the list of books I read in the year just ended, with commentary to follow: Stet, by Diana Athill* A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah A Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan Homo Evolutis, by Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans* Headlong, by Michael Frayne On […]

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