What I Read – August 2017

The Bear and the Nightingale - Katherine Arden (Del Rey, 2017) Teardown - Clea Young (Free Hand Books, 2016) Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8 - Naoki Higashida (Random House, 2017) The Golden House - Salman Rushdie (Random House, 2017) Currently Reading: The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf The Wind is not a River… Continue reading What I Read – August 2017

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Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

When I think of books to compare Himself to, nothing springs to mind. When I think of how to describe Himself, the first word that comes to me is "Irish". This book is very Irish. From the setting to the dialogue, maybe even to the mystical elements it contains. Mahoney, an orphan from a young… Continue reading Book Review: Himself by Jess Kidd

The Rest of the Summer (So Far)

As August quickly approaches its end, we've started to look ahead to the fall in our household. Peter's work schedule changes to its more regular hours in a couple weeks and so the rhythm of our days will revert back to its more ordinary flow. In the meantime, we are enjoying our last days of… Continue reading The Rest of the Summer (So Far)

Book Review: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Blumhouse Books, 2017)

If you ever thought that the Scooby Gang probably needed therapy as adults, this book is for you. Set in the 1990s, the action of Meddling Kids takes place a decade or so after the final case of the Blyton Summer Detective Club. Four kids (and their dog) foil the plans of a grown man… Continue reading Book Review: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Blumhouse Books, 2017)

Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

I really enjoyed this novel from first time author Ayobami Adebayo. Stay With Me is set in Nigeria, beginning in the early years of marriage between Yejide and Akin. They meet in university and have an instant connection. Despite polygamy being a common occurrence in Nigeria at this time, they agree that this will not be the… Continue reading Book Review: Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

What I Read – July 2017

Woefully lately but in the interests of keeping track (for myself because I'm sure no one has been waiting with baited breath), here is what I read in July: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill (Harper Collins Publishers, 2017) Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Knopf, 2017) Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Blumhouse Books, 2017) Himself by Jess… Continue reading What I Read – July 2017

Book Review: Teardown by Clea Young

My boss handed me a copy of Teardown after I detailed my weekend to her recently. Namely that, while in Vancouver, Peter and I went to IKEA with Pearl in tow. We hadn't been since I was about seven months pregnant with Pearl and had looked forward to the visit. We smugly wandered through the living… Continue reading Book Review: Teardown by Clea Young