What I Read in 2016

Here it is, the complete list! While I will likely never again reach the reading heights of 2015, this was a good year, book-wise. Hope it was the same for you! Fiction: Top Ten: The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt (Back Bay Books, 2013) The Heart of the Matter – Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1981) Wenjack… Continue reading What I Read in 2016

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What I Read – December 2016

Check back tomorrow for my complete 2016 reading list, including the highlights of my reading year. (If you're into that kind of thing.) The Bellman - Heidi Barnes (Vireo Rare Bird Books, 2016) The Wonder - Emma Donoghue (Harper Collins, 2016) The Fox at the Manger - P.L. Travers (Virago Modern Classics, 2015) The Death… Continue reading What I Read – December 2016

Book Review: The Fox at the Manger by P.L. Travers

This 20th century Christmas fable comes from the author of Mary Poppins and offers a similar quaint story with a British flavour. The story is really made up of two parts - the opening set is set on Christmas Eve at St. Paul's Cathedral. The first Christmas Eve service since the end of World War… Continue reading Book Review: The Fox at the Manger by P.L. Travers

Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes

So many questions are raised by this story of a young man - Stanley - who sets out from his small town and takes the first job offered to him. Why does he only go the next (also small) town? Why does he expect finding work to be so easy? Why is this story even… Continue reading Book Review: The Bellman by Heidi Barnes

Snow Day (and other Christmasy moments)

We don't get a lot of snow in our part of Canada and when we do it tends to melt away pretty quickly. Despite seeing snow in the forecast, it was a lovely surprise to look outside this morning and realize the white stuff really was coming down. Pearl's seen snow just once before in… Continue reading Snow Day (and other Christmasy moments)

Book Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

I have yet to see The Crucible in its play form so it feels a bit unfair to judge what is only a script. I have no doubt that the play is more compelling when seen than when read. Because, let me tell you, it's not that compelling when read. This is primarily the fault… Continue reading Book Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller