Book Review: The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant – Michel Tremblay

The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant - Michel Tremblay (Talonbooks, 2008) This Quebecois classic takes place in a single day - 2 May 1942 - and mostly on one street. Working class Montreal, three years into World War Two. This is a Francophone neighbourhood where it just so happens that seven women are pregnant… Continue reading Book Review: The Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant – Michel Tremblay

Writers Fest 2020 Challenge

Every year (since 1982) my small town has played host to the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. It's the longest-running writers festival featuring solely Canadian writers. It's a wonderful weekend in August that celebrates Canadian writers and brings readers together. It's an intimate and thought-provoking few days and one of the highlights of… Continue reading Writers Fest 2020 Challenge

Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Here I Am! - Pauline Holdstock (Biblioasis, 2019) I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. I didn't initially plan on reading Pauline Holdstock's latest novel because, hey, I've The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, and I felt like I'd heard this story before. Quirky, child… Continue reading Book Review: Here I Am! by Pauline Holdstock

Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl

As Many Nows as I Can Get - Shana Youngdahl (Dial Books, 2019) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In my last young adult book review I wrote, "I do believe that a great book transcends its target audience and can be enjoyed regardless of age" and… Continue reading Book Review: As Many Nows as I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl