No, but we’ll tell each other… my god it feels good to have a three-day weekend! Not only can we do the typical weekend chores, but it also gives us a lot more time to decompress, relax, and rest en masse.
If you want to get off the hook as much as possible during the coming holiday, we offer you 12 reading suggestions to make the most of your long weekend!
#1 Gathering the forest – Gérald Le Gal and Ariane Paré-Le Gal
In a compact format, Harvest the forest is the complement designed to accompany the reader in the field. It offers more than 100 detailed sheets and more than 300 photographs of wild plants at different stages of their growth to facilitate identification and picking. Each sheet presents a historical or environmental context. They are also an impressive mine of information allowing you to identify, pick and eat the hidden treasures of Quebec’s forest terroir.
$34.95 in bookstores and big box stores
#2 My Roots – the story of my life – L’Assembleuse
My roots accompanies the user in the process of writing his life by proposing more than 100 questions, both factual and existential. The book is divided into sections attributed to the different phases of life such as childhood, adolescence and adult life. A section is also reserved for reflections during the process.
$52 on the L’Assembleuse website
#3 My end of the world – Simon Roy
Passing from the macabre universe of Stanley Kubrick (The Shining) to that alarmist ofOrson Welles (in its radio adaptation of War of the Worlds), Simon Roy nevertheless continues to link his personal obsessions to those of outstanding works that push reality at the risk of frightening human beings. If he revealed a disastrous family crack in My Kubrick Red Lifehe links here an old collective and chimerical fear (an invasion of Martians) to an unfortunately real fear, the outbreak in his brain of a cancer that has become inoperable.
$22.95 in bookstores
#4 The Art of Tarot – Vanessa DL
Long perceived as a tool of divination, the tarot is today considered a powerful ally of self care. In this book which gives the relevance of this art in the sometimes tumultuous journey of self-awareness, Vanessa DL share with us a vision renewed tarot based on 10 years of study, deepening and teaching. Through the exploration of the 78 mysteries, multiple exercises and lines of thought, its intention is to establish solid foundations for teaching us to read maps and interpret for oneself the bottomless well of wisdom they hold.
$28.95 in booksellers and big box stores
#5 One way to the unknown – Benoit Picard
Disgusted with her routine in Montreal, Rosalie Bouchard decides to drop everything to go on a trip around the world. While social pressure dictates that she have children and buy a house, she intends to find out what she really wants. With her best friend Clara, Rosalie first flew to Europe. The two young women embark on the adventure with their eyes closed, savoring their newfound freedom and living alternately comic, intense or unusual moments.
$26.95 in bookstores and big box stores
#6 Roots – Fisun Ercan
Chef of Turkish origin established in Quebec for more than twenty years, Fisun Ercan is now at the helm of the country table Bika, in Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu in Montérégie. Both recipe book and culinary memoir, Roots is the celebration of a dual heritage — Turkish and Quebec — as well as an invitation to reconnect with the cycle of the seasons and the generous land that nourishes us.
$39.95 in booksellers and big box stores
#7 420 grams – Philippe Best
Cardinal editions publish 420 grams : a tragicomic essay by the author Philip Bestwhich spreads many hilarious confessions about pot addiction. The former journalist offers an incursion into the heart of addiction. Throughout the pages illustrated by the cartoonist cab , Better draws up an exploded assessment of his career as an addict. With great self-mockery and anecdotes, he revisits his adolescence and reflects on the adult he has become.
$24.95 in bookstores and big box stores
#8 Mansions – Jean-Sebastien Huot
Seventh book of Jean-Sébastien Huot, Residences is as much an album of a selection of his pictorial works as a collection of the most recent poems by this author and visual artist who has been publishing and painting for over thirty years. The poems that can be read in this book participate in the same approach and are carried by the same breath as the pictorial works found there.
$25.95 in bookstores
#9 Parallel Lives – Benoît Côté
A alternate history full of extravagance on a Quebec that became independent in 1995. The protagonist, Benoît Côté, banker at the HSBCQ, imagines what he could have become in other circumstances, thinking back to his ideals of the past. A humorous novel, full of twists and colorful characters.
$32.95 at Renaud-Bray
#10 The Ogress and the Orphans – Kelly Barnhill
Fires, floods and other calamities: fate is hounding the small town of Pierre-dans-la-Vallée. His community loses hope… When a young girl goes missing, the arrogant mayor directs suspicion towards the Ogress who lives in the woods. But the children of the orphanage know very well that she is kind and generous! Will they manage to convince the blind adults who refuse to listen to them?
$29.95 in bookstores and big box stores
#11 The Twelve Months of Mary – Marie-Chantale Perron
Twenty-five-year-old Prunelle obtains a copy of a book written by Marie, a woman who left her father when she was still a child. This book recounts the twelve months it took Marie to leave, leaving behind this little Prunelle to whom she was very attached. We find, in this touching novel, all the drama of the step-parent having no rights over the children of his partner. In some complex adult relationships, choosing to leave someone also means having to take it upon yourself to separate permanently from a child.
$26.95 at Archambault
#12 Mediterranean: Recipes and sunny inspirations – Vanessa Perrone
The Quebec author vanessa perronecombines its culinary heritage and its knowledge of nutrition to celebrate the Mediterranean diet. Guided by pleasure, this approach characterized by freedom and flexibility is more a way of life that can be adopted by everyone, in their own way. A passionate cook, she wishes to transmit the philosophy surrounding the Mediterranean way of life through culinary workshops and the sharing of recipes, which are always nourishing and pleasantly exotic.
$39.95 in bookstores and big box stores
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