Being a Book Addict (aka Bibliophile)

I am a book addict. There, I said it. Luckily being a book addict doesn’t have too many negative connotations. Except when it comes to moving house, and suddenly your book collection expands into a sea of packing boxes and you wonder if they’ve been procreating when you weren’t looking. It doesn’t help that I’m…

On Accuracy in Science Storytelling

You’ve probably heard of Peter Wohlleben’s book, The Hidden Life of Trees. It purports to reveal the science of trees and forests, and to show how they’re much like humans. It’s been a huge bestseller, with critics and readers alike raving about it being a “paradigm-smasher.” What you probably haven’t heard, however, is that—in his…

Wednesday on the Web – 9 Aug edition

Better late than never, right? This past week I’ve been out riding my bike on the local rail trail, and it’s been smoky from the BC wildfires the whole time. Sometimes it smells as though they’re right here, that the flames must be licking at the forest just a few hundred metres away. But we…

Catching Up

So in my last post I wrote that – as much as I might like to – I wouldn’t be able to attend Frances Peck’s editing workshop on Grammar Usage Woes and Myths this past weekend (hosted in Victoria by the Professional Editors’ Association of Vancouver Island; PEAVI). But I was actually able to attend!…