2021 Highlights: Week 3

These princesses going for a ride: Rose's crazy hair in the morning: (plus Justin Beaver peeking out between us) Rose and I were walking through the neighbourhood on a sunny afternoon when we came across Pearl's class, on their way back from a local park. I saw them from a distance and was heading a… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 3

Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

The Arsonists' City - Hala Alyan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021) I received an Advanced Readers' Copy of this as book from the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. This book will be available for purchase March 9, 2021. A family spread out across the globe is reunited in Beirut when their patriarch declares… Continue reading Book Review: The Arsonists’ City by Hala Alyan

The First Annual Asian-Canadian Literature Challenge

There always seem to be a myriad of reading challenges to participate in in the book blogging and reading world. And while I often enjoy following along with the journeys of other book bloggers as they seek to fulfill these reading challenges, I'm not often drawn to participate in them myself. Primarily because I feel… Continue reading The First Annual Asian-Canadian Literature Challenge

2021 Highlights: Week 1

I want to make a habit this year of sharing a few highlights and updates, as I always enjoy when other bloggers do this and it can help keep my mind focused on the positive. It feels a bit strange to begin on such a week, when the news is full of chaos and unrest,… Continue reading 2021 Highlights: Week 1

Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What Kind of Woman: Poems - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2020) Kate Baer's debut poetry collection is full of short, punchy poems. They are about women - friends, mothers, wives - and often about how women navigate a world of men. They are sometimes advice, sometimes for a friend or a daughter. My particular favourite… Continue reading Book Review: What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

What I Read – 2020

Here's where I share my entire reading list for the year as well as a few observations. Primarily for my own interest but feel free to let me know how it compares to your reading year or if we read some (or a lot) of the same books! Some stats on my 2020 reading: Read… Continue reading What I Read – 2020

What I Read – December 2020

Read: A Book of Good Stories - edited by G. Fred McNally (The MacMillan Company of Canada, 1934) Say Nothing - Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday, 2019) Under Milk Wood - Dylan Thomas (J.M. Dent & Sons, 1970) Short Stories Read: (see note below) Yermolai and the Miller's Wife - Ivan Turgenev (3 stars) A Day… Continue reading What I Read – December 2020

Book Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

Say Nothing - Patrick Radden Keefe (Doubleday, 2019) Patrick Radden Keefe's delve into the history of the Irish Troubles is immensely readable and formative. This isn't a topic that particularly grabs my attention and as such is one I know very little about. I can recall, as a child, hearing about Ireland or seeing snippets… Continue reading Book Review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe