What I Read – January 2020

Read: Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James (Harper Collins, 2018) Strange Planet - Nathan Pyle (Morrow Gift, 2019) Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2019) Introverted Mom… Continue reading What I Read – January 2020

Reading with Pearl & Rose: A Trip to the Library

When I was a kid, going to the library was a great event. My brother and I would spend what felt like hours poring over the shelves, reaching for our favourites, and finding new books. We knew which sections had the best books and we knew just how many Asterix comics we were each allowed… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: A Trip to the Library

Book Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - Ocean Vuong (Random House, 2019) What can I say about On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous that hasn't already been said? Across the board, I read rave reviews for Ocean Vuong's first novel so I was excited to take my turn in the library queue. (And somehow ended up with… Continue reading Book Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Book Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

The Marrow Thieves - Cherie Dimaline (Dancing Cat Books, 2017) Frenchie is barely a teenager when he is separated from his brother and left to fend for himself, running from The Recruiters. His father disappeared years earlier and his mother is gone. Frenchie meets up with a group of other travellers, a ragtag gang ranging… Continue reading Book Review: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

Introverted Mom - Jamie C. Martin (Zonderan, 2019) When I saw this book sitting on my sister-in-law's coffee table my immediate thought was, "That's me!" My sister-in-law clearly agrees but she immediately loaned me the book. Being an introvert serves me well as a mom in a lot of ways but it does make other… Continue reading Book Review: Introverted Mom by Jamie C. Martin

Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. On sale June 25, 2020. Let me begin by telling you: Read this book. The concept is deceptively simple. Chavisa Woods records one hundred times… Continue reading Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Dear Girls - Ali Wong (Random House, 2019) Like me, you might know Ali Wong from Netflix. She has two comedy specials - Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife - and a feature length film called Always Be My Maybe. I tried a bit of Baby Cobra and found Wong's humour too crude for my… Continue reading Book Review: Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) I received an Advance Reader's Edition of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. The Escapist has a release date of January 28, 2020. Billy Chute is a young man in his early twenties who has recently left behind his home and job… Continue reading Book Review: The Escapist by David Puretz

Book Review: Pages & Co. by Anna James

Pages & Co. #1: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James If you are or know a book-loving kid between the ages of 9 and 12 then I can highly recommend this series to you. The first two books (of what I believe are to be a trilogy) are fun and full of bookish references.… Continue reading Book Review: Pages & Co. by Anna James

Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It will be on sale May 5, 2020. All opinions are my own. This is a strange little book. If you've read Eimear McBride before that might not surprise you. (And if you haven't previously read McBride… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride