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Category Archives: Reading recommendations

Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

A list of books for swimmers or about swimming

“In water, like in books—you can leave your life.” ― Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water A collection of books about bodies of water and those who swim them. The Last Wave by Gillian Best (House of Anansi)The Last Wave follows the life of Martha, a woman who has swum the English Channel ten times, and… Continue Reading Lakes, Oceans, and Pools: Books for Swimmers

Nature Books

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To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve compiled a list of Canadian-authored books that speak to our many relationships to nature – celebratory, contemplative, curious and complex. Feel free to add more in the comments! Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse (Second Story Press)The story of the… Continue Reading Nature Books

Particular Pastimes

Text is Semi-deep reads on specific subjects surrounded by line drawings of a crown, an eye, stars, and a lightning bolt

In Andrew Forbes’ essay for The Hardball Times, he says, “”In the absence of anything resembling the commonplace […] there’s decadence to be found in triviality.” Here’s a very serious list of books that invite you to deep-dive into a few particular pastimes. Along with a reminder that all of our ebooks are Pay-What-You-Choose, with… Continue Reading Particular Pastimes

Nine Books about Trees

With apologies for all the bug bites, we hope that wherever you are, you’re able to spend some time among the trees, which we here at Invisible consider one of the best places to sit and relax with a good book. Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests, by Ariel Gordon (Wolsak & Wynn) With intimacy… Continue Reading Nine Books about Trees

Good Reads from Prince Edward County

To help celebrate the success of Don’t Honk Twice: A Prince Edward County Anthology (we’ve already reprinted!), we put together a complementary reading list for your enjoyment. Here are some good reads from the County! The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, edited by Paul Vermeersch, with an introduction by Dennis Lee (Harbour Publishing) From the publisher:… Continue Reading Good Reads from Prince Edward County

Invisiblog Guest Contributors Reading List

In spring 2018, we rebooted our Invisiblog to focus on contributions from a variety of voices, curated by guest editors. We gave this space over to the editors and writers, and the resulting magic they’ve all created has left us happy, inspired, and optimistic. We decided to create a reading list of all the published… Continue Reading Invisiblog Guest Contributors Reading List

Books in Translation

“You don’t learn something for yourself by translating from another language …  Instead, you give yourself; you offer yourself over to something… If you’re lucky, you come back to report on the text and experience; you hope to find someone to share it with. In this, I’ve been lucky!” – Erín Moure on translating texts… Continue Reading Books in Translation

A Montreal Reading List

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With spring just around the corner, we’re excited for the launch of 26 Knots by Bindu Suresh, chosen by CBC Books and Quill & Quire as one of their hotly anticipated reads of spring. 26 Knots is a series of interconnected love stories set against the backdrop of Montreal. It got us thinking about other… Continue Reading A Montreal Reading List