Some Regular January Life

We're almost halfway through January and beginning to settle into our new normal. Pearl is officially walking, going greater distances every day. I don't know when the toddler stage starts but it feels like we're there. Complete with childproofing kit. I know I keep saying it but this is the most fun stage yet. Yes,… Continue reading Some Regular January Life

Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Agnes Magnúsdóttir was the last person to be sentenced to death for a crime in Iceland. She died by beheading in 1830. In Burial Rites, Hannah Kent offers a fictional idea of what Agnes' last months might have been like, as well as what the truth may have been surrounding the murder for which Agnes… Continue reading Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Happy New Year (with an emphasis on the Happy)

2016. Whoa. After Peter and I came home from celebrating Christmas and New Year's Day with family, we spent an evening over a bottle of wine, talking about what 2016 might look like for us. Neither of us are big on resolutions but we set some goals (somehow that feels different from resolutions but maybe… Continue reading Happy New Year (with an emphasis on the Happy)

Book Review: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

I made an attempt on a Henry James novel once before and didn't get far so I didn't have high hopes for this book (not to mention that it's about 800 pages long). Fortunately, I was very pleasantly surprised and was drawn in by the characters and plot almost immediately. (Warning: I always try to… Continue reading Book Review: The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

Book Review: Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

It's kind of an odd choice to read a book about work at this stage of my life. I'm a stay-at-home parent and I love it. I feel a lot of value in what I do and so I try to do it to the best of my ability. Which is really what lies at… Continue reading Book Review: Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

What I Read – 2015

My year in books... What I Loved: Fiction: Half of a Yellow Sun –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Vintage Canada, 2007) The Portrait of a Lady – Henry James (Modern Library A Very Long Engagement – Sébastien Japrisot (Plume, 1994) Beatrice & Virgil – Yann Martel (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2010) The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet… Continue reading What I Read – 2015