Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) In Silence of the Girls Pat Barker retells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis. Once a queen, now the slave of the great warrior Achilles, Barker re-situates this ancient tale with women at the centre. While we get some… Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Book Review: All the Forgivenesses by Elizabeth Hardinger

All the Forgivenesses - Elizabeth Hardinger (John Scognamiglio Books, 2019) I received an Advance Reader's Edition of this book. All opinions are my own. In recent weeks, I've been reading the Little House series with Pearl and Rose at bedtime. We're currently reading On the Banks of Plum Creek, the fourth in the series by… Continue reading Book Review: All the Forgivenesses by Elizabeth Hardinger

Book Review: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam

Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) When I first read Reviving Ophelia, I was about five years too late. Or twenty years too early, depending on your perspective. I was in my early twenties, out of the adolescent years that Pipher focuses on. Reviving Ophelia first came out in… Continue reading Book Review: Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam

What I Read – October 2019

Read: Risen Motherhood - Emily Jensen & Laura Wifler (Harvest House Publishers, 2019) The Innocents - Michael Crummey (Doubleday Canada, 2019) Here I Am! - Pauline Holdstock (Biblioasis, 2019) Every Little Scrap and Wonder - Carla Funk (Greystone Books, 2019) The Blythes are Quoted - L.M. Montgomery (Viking Canada, 2009) Frankly in Love - David… Continue reading What I Read – October 2019

Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Frankly in Love - David Yoon (Putnam, 2019) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Let's start with what doesn't work about this young adult novel. It's way too long. It's over 400 pages and it seems to cover almost everything that could possibly happen to a teenage… Continue reading Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

Book Review: The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

The Blythes are Quoted - L.M. Montgomery (Viking Books, 2009) As a kid, I loved L.M. Montgomery's books. They were cozy and sweet and always had a happy ending. I read and re-read each one; I owned most of Montgomery's books and got the others from the library. I read the series and the novels… Continue reading Book Review: The Blythes are Quoted by L.M. Montgomery

Book Review: Every Little Scrap and Wonder by Carla Funk

Every Little Scrap and Wonder - Carla Funk (Greystone Books, 2019) When I was in university, I had a professor with whom I took several poetry workshops. These were three hour workshops, often full of intense conversation. Sometimes they began at eight in the morning and we dragged ourselves out of bed, barely dressed, and… Continue reading Book Review: Every Little Scrap and Wonder by Carla Funk