TBR Additions (vol. 3): Listening to the Voices of Others

All week I've been watching the news and social media and thinking about what to say and do. It's horrifying to hear of the violence enacted against an unarmed man in the way that George Floyd suffered and died. It's even more horrifying that this is far from an isolated incident, in the United States… Continue reading TBR Additions (vol. 3): Listening to the Voices of Others

Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Drifts is on sale now. Drifts obviously wasn't written in 2020 but as I started reading it, it felt like it could have been about someone during our current global state of quarantine. There… Continue reading Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

Shiner - Amy Jo Burns (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is on sale now. Wren Bird has lived her whole life on the same mountain, isolated from even the tiny mining town nearby. Her father is the local preacher, the snake handling,… Continue reading Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Robert McCloskey

If you look at my kids' bookshelves, you will probably get a good picture (pun intended) of my own tastes. I love factual, colourful, non-fiction children's books. I love stories about animals. I love detailed picture books - both in their illustrations and in their content. I look for a certain poetry in the writing,… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Robert McCloskey

Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

How We Disappeared - Jing-Jing Lee (Hanover Square Press, 2019) This is a story that takes place in three parts. In one part (what I would argue is the heart of the novel) We follow Wang Di through the years of World War Two, a young woman living in Singapore with her family. Her family… Continue reading Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

TBR Additions (vol. 2)

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier (thanks to Cathy's review for convincing me I need to read this one. I still need to read Rebecca as well but enjoyed My Cousin Rachel.)Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies by Leanne Betasamos Simpson. (This book comes out in September but I have an ARC so hope to… Continue reading TBR Additions (vol. 2)