What I Read – April 2020

READ: The Mercies - Kiran Milwood Hargrave (Little, Brown and Company, 2019) Lost Boy Found - Kirsten Alexander (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) The Moment of Tenderness - Madeleine L'Engle (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi (Anchor Canada, 2016) Little Eyes - Samanta Schweblin (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated by Megan McDowell) Moonfleet - J.… Continue reading What I Read – April 2020

Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read - Emily Henry (Berkley Jove, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Beach Read is a bit of a departure for me as I don't read a lot of romance. However, I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of the novel set to be… Continue reading Book Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book Review: Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner

Moonfleet - J. Meade Falkner (Puffin Books, 1994) This novel, originally published in 1898, is a great example of how a sense of pacing and adventure can change for readers over time. Moonfleet is an adventure story, clearly meant for young readers (probably boys, given the time), featuring smuggling, buried treasure, and shipwrecks. It has… Continue reading Book Review: Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner

Book Review: Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin

Little Eyes - Samanta Schweblin (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. On sale date: 5 May 2020. Little Eyes walks a disconcerting line between horror and science fiction, existing in a world almost precisely like our own. The opening chapter demonstrates immediately the kind… Continue reading Book Review: Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books

The alphabet is, obviously, the foundation of literacy. There are a LOT of alphabet books out there for kids, with all kinds of themes and illustrations. These are some of the favourites in our household. Pearl knows her ABCs now and is beginning to recognize a few simple words. Rose remains largely illiterate. ABCers -… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Alphabet Books

Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi (Anchor Canada, 2017) The scope of what Yaa Gyasi achieves in Homegoing is truly impressive. In just over 300 pages, she lays out eight generations, two branches splitting out from one woman. The story begins with two young women, Effia and Esi. Daughters of the same woman, they grow up in… Continue reading Book Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Book Review: The Moment of Tenderness by Madeleine L’Engle

The Moment of Tenderness - Madeleine L'Engle (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) This collection of short stories from Madeleine L'Engle is comprised of both previously published work and stories never before published. It includes stories she wrote as a very young woman and ones that show a more experienced hand. As many other readers are, I'm… Continue reading Book Review: The Moment of Tenderness by Madeleine L’Engle