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

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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

What I Read – May 2017

Silence - Shusaku Endo (Picador Classic, 2015) translated from the Japanese by William Johnston But Christ did not die for the good and beautiful. It is easy enough to die for the good and beautiful; the hard thing is to die for the miserable and corrupt - this is the realization that came home to… Continue reading What I Read – May 2017

What I Read – December 2016

Check back tomorrow for my complete 2016 reading list, including the highlights of my reading year. (If you're into that kind of thing.) The Bellman - Heidi Barnes (Vireo Rare Bird Books, 2016) The Wonder - Emma Donoghue (Harper Collins, 2016) The Fox at the Manger - P.L. Travers (Virago Modern Classics, 2015) The Death… Continue reading What I Read – December 2016

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm very low-key about my hair. I get it cut maybe twice a year. I don't colour it and I rarely use product in it. I go to the drug store and I buy whatever shampoo and conditioner is on sale. I've never given much thought to the privilege this represents. There is an eye-opening… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie