The Privilege of Right Now

Some days, for a variety of reasons, sleep doesn't come easily for this little one. And while most mornings now I wake to realize that she hasn't cried out for me at all in the night, some days I work hard and long to get her to take a nap. I know there will come… Continue reading The Privilege of Right Now

Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

I have to confess - I'm not a fan of Margaret Atwood's writing. I tell people this like I'm confessing a guilty secret. Something a little dirty; certainly not something a good Canadian feminist reader and writer should think. But there it is and it's the truth. Don't get me wrong, I fully appreciate that… Continue reading Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Reading a book that you end up not enjoying is disappointing enough but it feels extra disappointing when you're able to see the possibilities of how good that book could have been. The God of Small Things was that kind of read for me. The story follows twin brother and sister, Estha and Rahel, and… Continue reading Book Review: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

International Women’s Day

As you may be aware, March 8th is International Women's Day. A couple of years ago, I shared about the books by women that I have on my shelves. (That list could use a bit of an update, to be honest, but there are still lots of great women writers there.) Today I thought I'd… Continue reading International Women’s Day

Book Review: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

This is a unique little book in that it isn't quite a Biblical lesson, it isn't quite a story. It's a retelling, of sorts, of the stories of Saul, David, and Absalom, particularly as relates to David's connections with each. Saul was the first king of Israel, chosen by God when the people demanded they… Continue reading Book Review: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

A Friday Favourite: In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

I'm trying something new here and (at least for the next little while) will be devoting the first Friday of every month to sharing about one of my favourite books. I love talking about and reviewing new (to me) books, but I don't often get to talk about books I've read in the past and… Continue reading A Friday Favourite: In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje

Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I wasn't familiar with Jenny Lawson before I read this book but she is best known for her website, The Bloggess. This is her second book and largely consists of personal stories, focusing on her own struggles with mental illness. I really applaud Lawson's honesty and her work to mitigate much of the stigma surrounding… Continue reading Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson