Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Very early on, I wondered if I would finish this book. It aggravated me almost immediately but I pushed on, wondering what I was missing. In the end, I skim read through to the end since I was curious to find out what the narrator's final decision would be. The question that she chases throughout… Continue reading Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

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What I Read – August 2018

READ: The Boat Who Wouldn't Float - Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1974) Farley Mowat is a difficult author to categorize because he covers such a wide variety of topics. This book was pure fun - a bit of adventure and lots of humour. A perfect book to take along on our island camping trip at… Continue reading What I Read – August 2018

What I Read – July 2018

It's been a great month for books around here! Often the summer is a slower reading time for me but this year I've been able to read more than ever. I even managed to read two books while on holiday at the beginning of the month - something I haven't accomplished since before I had… Continue reading What I Read – July 2018

Book Review: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

I know someone who moved to Australia, married an Australian, and named her daughter Alice. She's a big fan of this book. With an endorsement like that, I've been meaning to read this novel for years. When I finally got my hands on a copy, it took me only days to make it through. The… Continue reading Book Review: A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

I read Be Frank With Me in a couple of days while away on the island. It was a fine vacation read - easy and entertaining. It had been recommended to me by an acquaintance when it first came out and so I was happy to find a secondhand copy recently. It is the kind of… Continue reading Book Review: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Canadian Books for Canadian Kids

...or kids from other countries too. All are welcome! For Canada Day this year I thought I'd share some of our favourite Canadian kids books. The possibilities here are practically endless so I limited myself to the books that are on Pearl and Rose's shelves. Carson Crosses Canada - This is a new one. We… Continue reading Canadian Books for Canadian Kids

What I Read – June 2018

READ: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 2017) This book wasn't at all what I expected but it was so much better. Such a compelling read and Ng nails so much of what is wonderful and terrifying about motherhood. Highly recommended. Our Animal Hearts - Dania Tomlinson (Anchor Canada, 2018) Full review here. The Silmarillion -… Continue reading What I Read – June 2018