Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers

The Parade - Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book from the publisher. It is set to be released on March 19, 2019. All opinions are my own.I have a kind of take-him-or-leave-him attitude toward Dave Eggers. I think his writing is ok but not amazing and… Continue reading Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers

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What I Read – February 2019

Read: When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (Gale Engage Learning, 2016) Divided Loyalties - Nilofar Shidmehr (Astoria, 2019) Fathers and Sons - Ivan Turgenev (Penguin Books, 1975) (translated from the Russian by Rosemary Edmonds) Minster Without Portfolio - Michael Winter (Hamish Hamilton, 2013) The Bellman's Secret - Heidi Barnes (Rare Bird Books, 2019) Quiet - Susan Cain (Crown Publishers, 2012) Miss Burma - Charmaine Cragg… Continue reading What I Read – February 2019

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

What I Read – May 2018

Read: The Boat People - Sharon Bala (McClelland & Stewart, 2018) (Read my review here.) The Redress of Poetry - Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber, 1995) A Grace Disguised - Jerry Sittser (Zondervan, 2004) Loss is loss, whatever the circumstances. All losses are bad, only bad in different ways. No two losses are ever the same. Each loss… Continue reading What I Read – May 2018

What I Read – November 2017

The Lifters - Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf, 2018) Wonder - R.J. Palacio (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012) Beloved - Toni Morrison (Plume, 1998) My Cousin Rachel - Daphne Du Maurier (International Collectors Library, 1952) Currently Reading: See What Can Be Done - Lorrie Moore Rest, Play, Grow - Deborah MacNamara The Turn of the Screw… Continue reading What I Read – November 2017

Book Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book, which will be released March 27, 2018. Being a moderate fan of Dave Eggers I either avoid nor search out his work. I find him to be guilty of over-writing, which made me more curious how his style might translate to a book for young readers.… Continue reading Book Review: The Lifters by Dave Eggers

Book Review: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

You know how, as you get older, you begin to realize that your family is maybe not so normal? That all the things they do that you thought were average, might actually be a little crazy? That's what's happening to Matty Telemachus. Sure, Matty's always known his family is unique. Not many families once travelled… Continue reading Book Review: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory