Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

We Went to the Woods - Caite Dolan-Leach (Random House, 2019) Have you ever wanted to escape from the world? From your life? Have you ever been young and a bit desperate? Have you ever fallen in love with the idea of a person rather than truly the person themselves? You might sympathize with Mack… Continue reading Book Review: We Went to the Woods by Caite Dolan-Leach

Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

All the Bad Apples - Moïra Fowley-Doyle (Kathy Dawson Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I sometimes feel bad when I write a review for a young adult book that I didn't enjoy. After all, I'm certainly not the target audience. At the same time,… Continue reading Book Review: All the Bad Apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Aria - Nazanine Hozar (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) This book was a delightful surprise. I picked it up from the library as part of my Writers Fest Challenge, as Nazanine Hozar will be speaking at the Festival as one of the New Voices. I knew very little about the novel so it was quite lovely… Continue reading Book Review: Aria by Nazanine Hozar

Book Review: Watermark by Christy Ann Conlin

Watermark - Christy Ann Conlin (House of Anansi, 2019) Here we have a collection of short stories, several of them loosely linked together by place and at least a couple of characters that show up more than once. Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy feature heavily and the whole collection is infused with what… Continue reading Book Review: Watermark by Christy Ann Conlin

More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Last summer Peter and I had a joke that camping with our children (then aged 3 and 10 months) was "an investment in future fun". It was a lot of work, it wasn't always enjoyable, but we felt it was important and something we wanted to do with them and we hoped that we were… Continue reading More Camping: Thormanby & Sakinaw

Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The Porpoise - Mark Haddon (Bond Street Books, 2019) The Porpoise is a re-telling of Shakespeare's play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, which is a re-telling of the story of Apollonius, which is a story told by many writers and oral story-tellers going back at least as far as John Gower in 1393. This, at least,… Continue reading Book Review: The Porpoise by Mark Haddon