What I Read – June 2016

A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby (Riverhead Books, 2005) Monkey Beach - Eden Robinson (Vintage Canada, 2001) Modern Lovers - Emma Straub (Random House, 2016) The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery (McClelland & Stewart, 1989) Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace (Back Bay Books, 2006) Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv (Algonquin… Continue reading What I Read – June 2016

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Book Review: Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv

I knew before I began Last Child in the Woods that I was likely to find myself agreeing with Richard Louv. Children today play outside less than previous generations. Children today should play outside more. Playing outside - especially unstructured outdoor play - has a myriad of benefits for children and their families. This is… Continue reading Book Review: Last Child in the Woods – Richard Louv

Poetry Monday: Lorna Crozier

If you are a Canadian reader of poetry chances are good that you know and admire Lorna Crozier. If you are everybody else in the world, you've probably never heard of her. Lorna Crozier is one of the best living poets today. She's written more than twenty books, mostly poetry. Her poems are lyrical and… Continue reading Poetry Monday: Lorna Crozier

Book Review: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Where do I even start to talk about Infinite Jest? This book is over one thousand pages long. Almost two hundred of those pages are footnotes; extensive, detailed footnotes that you absolutely cannot skip reading. This book took me months to read and it probably wasn't until I was halfway through that I felt like… Continue reading Book Review: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Book Review: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

This was a re-read for me but when I began sorting through boxes of my childhood books and came across my Lucy Maud Montgomery collection I felt nostalgic and delved into The Blue Castle once more. L.M. Montgomery is, of course, the author of Anne of Green Gables but she also wrote many other books… Continue reading Book Review: The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 20

See this dress in 2014 here and in 2013 here. I haven't exactly mixed it up in terms of styling this dress. The dress is H&M. The belt is my one belt that I use for all dresses. I've been trying (not that hard) to find a belt that fits and that can go with… Continue reading 30 Day Dress Challenge 2016 – Day 20