Thank you thank you thank you gorgeous friend. Both these book look and sound amazing and to know you‘ve read them and liked them too is a huge recommendation! Thank you so much for making my birthday so special @BookNAround #litsylove
Started this book during a jet-lagged early morning yesterday, but it's so full of dread that I don't know that I can continue. YIKES. I might have to read a plot summary, the way I did before I went to see the movie Us, in order to keep reading! YIKES.
What happens after an unknown catastrophe cuts off a northern Anishnaabe community from electric power & all contact from the outside world? A thoughtful #Indigenous survival story told simply, layering small details, slowly building elements of foreboding and dread. I find Rice‘s writing is stronger here than in his earlier work, and look forward to what‘s next. #Audiobook performed by actor Billy Merasty, who is of Cree heritage. #CanadianAuthor
My current print and audio selections complement each other nicely. Smith writes about February: “month of the return of the sun, rain-month, cabbage-sprouting month, month of ravenous wolves,” while Rice‘s Anishnaabe “moon of the crusted snow” falls in February or early March.
I chose this one to fulfill a challenge for a book set in a post apocalyptic world. I ended up liking it more than I thought as this is not usually a genre I enjoy. The story is a very unique take on how the people of the Anishanaabe community deal with the loss of all technology due to an unknown event and the far reaching consequences. The author is a Native American so his description of a Native community is own voices and very compelling.
It was an interesting story but I felt like it could have used a bit more detail about certain things.. I feel like something would happen and then it would jump to something else.. and the ending felt rushed like ok I get it they ran out of supplies and backup so they have to learn how to survive on the land like their ancestors which I believe was the point of the story.. but now@if the events felt connected and left me confused most of the book
The Anishinaabe have lived for generations isolated in Northern Ontario. When the Apocalypse puts an end to modern life they fall back on the survival skills of their ancestors
to get through the winter. Reading this novel feels like living among them.
#Booked2019 Indigenous author
#ATY2019 A book with a title related to an astronomical term
I loathe snow and so my #audiowalk today is super reluctant, but out here I am with only this engrossing slow burner for company.
This was pretty creepy and I really enjoyed it. I liked that it‘s an interesting perspective and of course that it‘s #ownvoices overall well done, I just wish it were a bit longer and the characters a bit more fleshed out. Overall definitely recommend consuming it over a polar vortex like I did for the extra creepy feel.
This book was SO good! A northern First Nations community when the power goes off and society "collapses". Such an interesting take on apocalypse narratives in a community that has already survived so many apocalyses.
What happens if the world, as we know it, ends? The apocalypse story told from the perspective of an indigenous community. Even though I would 'only' give this a 3 out of 5, I highly recommend it and am looking forward to reading more by the author.
Day 9 of #adventrecommends
Moon of the Crusted Snow has all the elements of a fantastic post-apocalyptic thriller, but it is told through an Anishinaabe lens and is set in an isolated First Nations community in Northern Ontario. The author, Waub Rice, is one of the kindest people I have ever met, and this book is one of my favourite reads from this year!
This week‘s episode of All the Books! is a round-up show, so I don‘t have work reading for the weekend. This means I‘m reading off-script! I have made a book nest and am ready to start! I‘m currently reading MOON OF THE CRUSTED SNOW, then plan to read this stack of books I‘ve already dipped into. (I used to read one book at a time, but now I have as many as 10 going. I get so excited to read everything!) What are you reading this weekend?📚❤️📚
I read this in one evening. I really look forward to seeing more of this author in the future. I love the first nations take on an apocalyptic novel. They become increasingly isolated from the world to the south and the tension and fear builds. It is a story about community and how first nations people have survived and will continue to survive in some way, regardless of what colonizers or the world throws at them. It is not a action-packed.
I was planning to read some Halloween horror after my book club picks were done, but I was drawn to this one at the library last night. Post-apocalyptic is still seasonally appropriate, eh?
Has anyone read this one? I haven't heard of it, but an Eden Robinson blurb will always make me look twice!
It will be a few days before grocery stores around here are fully stocked with perishable foods, but my husband did manage to buy some milk this morning. This, combined with the recovery of electricity, means I‘m once again able to make tea (I can‘t tell you how happy this makes me). Frankly, given the extensive damage to the power grid, I‘m surprised it only took a few days to get the bulk of the city‘s power back. Big kudos to Hydro Ottawa!
Hello Littens! It‘s only been a few days, but feels like forever since I last posted. As some of you know, Ottawa was hit with two major tornadoes on Friday, which is unprecedented for this area. Both did tremendous damage, but thankfully no lives were lost. One of the tornadoes took out one of the city‘s major power stations, and power is being slowly restored - we got ours back late last night. Lots of people still without power though ⬇️
July Wrap Up! I read a total of 11 books (4 physical, 5 ebooks, 2 audiobooks).
My favourites this month were:
1. Moon of the Crusted Snow
My top three were all ARCs from #NetGalley. Foe and Heartbreaker will be released in August, while Moon of the Crusted Snow will come out in October. The authors of these three books, as well as four other books I read this month, will be at the festival I work for @EMWF #emwf18
"Their ancestors were displaced from their original homeland in the south and the white people who forced them here had never intended for them to survive. The collapse of the white man‘s modern system further withered the Anishinaabeg here. But they refused to wither completely…” Waub will be at #emwf18 to read from his daring and brilliant post-apocalyptic novel set in a small northern Anishinaabe community. Listen to our podcast: bit.ly/2Npdq5G
This book was fantastic! It is a post-apocalyptic novel that takes place in an Anishinaabe community. It is a slow-burn, but from the very first page I could tell that there was something sinister lurking. This is a story of family and community, a story of self-reliance and a connection to the land, and a story of racism and the outcomes of colonialism. I love the author‘s inclusion of Ojibwe language as well!
#NetGalley #ARC #ECWPress #emwf18