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amongst books

Friday, December 22, 2006

2006 TOP TENS

READINGS

Bookthug Pyrotechnics, Richard Fitzpatrick Books, April

bill bissett, the factory reading series, Arts Court, June

j.w. curry’s reading of b.p nichol’s martyrology,
Gazebo, Parliament Hill, July

Synaesthesia, Arts Court, August

Phil Hall, above/ground press’ Lucky Thirteenth Birthday,
Mercury Lounge, August

Max Middle, Lumière Festival, August

Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour, Blink Gallery, September

Daphne Marlatt, Tree, OIWF, October

Hunkamooga’s Return, Stuart Ross, OIWF, October

George Elliott Clarke, Dusty Owl, November

POETRY

Je Nathanaël, Nathalie Stephens, Bookthug

Personal Peripherals, Jan Allen, Buschek Books

Aubade, rob mclennan, Broken Jaw Press

Disappointment Island, Monty Reid, Chaudière Books

Types of Canadian Women, Volume II, K.I. Press, Gaspereau Press

Black, George Elliott Clarke, Polestar (Raincoast Books)

name , an errant, rob mclennan, Stride Publications

Movements in Jars, Meghan Jackson, Chaudière Books

The Theory of the Loser Class, Jon Paul Fiorentino, Coach House Books

Lemon Hound, Sina Queras, Coach House Books

FICTION
(favourite reads in 2006, not necessarily published in 2006)

3 Day Road, Joseph Boyden [in progress, but bloody fantastic]

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters

Still Life with June, Darren Greer

Tyler’s Cape, Darren Greer

The Swimming-Pool Library,

A Map of Glass, Jane Urquhart

The Mark of the Angel, Nancy Huston

Suburban Pornography, Matthew Firth

Houdini’s Shadow, Leo Brent Robillard

The Collected Stories, Reynolds Price

WRITERS WE’LL MISS
(likely not a complete list-additions if you have them)

Irving Layton (Montreal) March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006

Joe Sherman (Charlottetown) 1945- January 9, 2006

Juan O’Neill (Ottawa) April 14, 1933 - March 15, 2006

Robert Allen (Montreal) 1946-November 3, 2006

MUSIC

Ron Sexsmith, Time Being

theBetween, Anthems for the Lonely

Jon-Rae and the River, Knows What You Need

Hawksley Workman, Treeful of Starling

Cat Power, The Greatest

Tom Waits, Orphans, Brawlers and Bastards

Mélissa Laveaux, Camphour and Copper

Bright Eyes, Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)

Ember Swift, The Dirty Pulse

Serena Ryder, If Your Memory Serves You Well

DISCOVERIES

Lumière Festival

Andrea Simms-Karp

rob mclennan’s Poetry Workshops

the Wild Oat Café

A’Roma Meze Small Plates & Wine

Hartman’s Independent Grocery delivery service

Joshua Bartholomew

myspace

Darren Greer

Seen Reading Blog

3 comments:

John W. MacDonald said...

what a super year it's been in 2006, huh? I love lists like this - especially since I've been to a few of them.

Amanda said...

It was an amazing year. I meant to say in my post that aside from looking thru my own blog to job my memory, I went thru yours. Thanks for the memories, as Bob Hope would sing ;)

Razovsky said...

I thank you and my stuffed apes thank you!

I love lists too!

Stu