Michelle Cyca
trusty recommendations from well-read humans.
Created 26 Aug 2018
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 31 Spooktacular!
    31 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Happy Halloween! I’ve been on an unplanned BOOK PERSON break this month, due to a busy period of work, parenting, and other projects. Many of my evenings have been devoted to a profile that will be pu...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 30
    03 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Hello from the past! I’m writing this edition in advance because when you receive it, I’ll be on Mayne Island, without wifi. I’m interviewing a writer next week for an upcoming assignment so I am brin...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 29
    19 Sep 2021 • 12 min read • 2 0
    Despite the last two days of torrential rain, I am still on Team Autumn. The katsura trees in my neighbourhood are turning red and gold, emitting their toasty caramel smell; I have unpacked all of my ...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 28
    05 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Every other Thursday evening, there is an outdoor roller disco at Sunset Beach. I’ve only made it to the last two, but gliding around a repurposed parking lot in my pastel skates as a DJ blasts Blondi...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 27
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Hello! This week I am finally reading Crying in H Mart, after my hold came through at the VPL, and I’m pleased to report that it was worth the wait. You can read an excerpt here, if you’re curious. La...
  • BOOK PERSON | Intermezzo
    08 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    Hello, hello! I just spent ten days in Saskatchewan, our first family vacation in a long time. It was a wonderful trip, but the highlight for me was finally visiting Little Manitou Lake. I have been t...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 26
    25 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    This week I’ve been reading A Ghost in the Throat, a hybrid memoir/biography which literary critic Molly Young described perfectly as “a raw but erudite expression of a totally unique consciousness.” ...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 25
    11 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hello bookworms, Last week I read Real Life by Brandon Taylor, a stunning novel about racism in academia that does an excellent job of capturing the insufferable nature of graduate students. I found i...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 24
    27 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    Hi friends, I hope everyone reading this from the west coast is surviving the heat wave. I found this list of ways to stay cool helpful. More helpful, certainly, then switching tabs between the increa...
  • BOOK PERSON | Vol. 23
    13 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    Hi readers, This past week I read the first half of Mutual Aid by Dean Spade, as recommended by Megan, but also I spent most of my free time watching Mare of Easttown. I got my second COVID vaccine on...
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