Well Read Summer 09 - with Phyllis Laing
Written by Admin
Phyllis Laing is president of Winnipeg production company Buffalo Gal Pictures, which she started in 1994. She’s produced notable feature length films such as Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, which has won numerous film festival awards, and has executive produced season one of the television series “Less Than Kind.” Phyllis is also vice-president of On Screen Manitoba and has been recognized by the Women Business Owners of Manitoba as an entrepreneur and integral part of the local economy.
I’m currently reading:
The Outlander by Gil Adamson. It’s the story of a mysterious 19-year-old woman who is a widow through her own actions. It is a page-turning adventure story which unfolds as she is being tracked through the western wilderness by her two brothers-in-law seeking revenge for her actions. The story is superbly written, and I anxiously await the next installment tonight as I put away the dishes and settle in beside my lamp to be riveted yet again by Adamson’s storytelling. I love the sharply defined characters that this book brings to life. This is a book that I can see myself recommending to my friends for a long time to come.
I’ve just read:
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. I enjoyed the author’s candid look into her personal journey that took her through an intense year of self-discovery on a trip to three different countries with three very distinct purposes. The self examination that takes place can be shared among many women who have allowed the momentum of their lives to put them on a track that is destined to go nowhere without their own radical intervention.
Next on my night table:
Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth by Margaret Atwood. I’ve read all of her books—at least twice. My son loved this book, and I’m looking forward to discussing it with him.