What I Read – March 2018

Read: The Night Circus¬†- Erin Morgenstern (Doubleday Canada, 2011) More style than substance though I enjoyed it while I was reading it. A month (or less) later, I can't remember much but it entertained me at the time. And No Birds Sang -¬†Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1979) Mowat is a Canadian classic and I've… Continue reading What I Read – March 2018

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Book Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

I have yet to see The Crucible in its play form so it feels a bit unfair to judge what is only a script. I have no doubt that the play is more compelling when seen than when read. Because, let me tell you, it's not that compelling when read. This is primarily the fault… Continue reading Book Review: The Crucible by Arthur Miller

What I Read – November 2016

Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel (Harper Avenue, 2014) At the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness - Andrew Peterson (Water Brook Press, 2008) Swimming Lessons - Claire Fuller (House of Anansi Press, 2017) Prayer - Timothy Keller (Dutton, 2014) I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith (Red Fox, 2001) A Grief Observed… Continue reading What I Read – November 2016

What I Read – July 2016

Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates (Vintage Contemporaries, 2008) A Tangled Web - L.M. Montgomery (Bantam Books, 1989) The Painted Kiss - Elizabeth Hickey (Atria Books, 2005) The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers - Elizabeth Pantley (McGraw Hill, 2005) Six Walks in the Fictional Wood - Umberto Eco (Harvard University Press, 1994) The Vegetarian… Continue reading What I Read – July 2016

What I Read – April 2016

*I've added a new page on the blog that lists all the book reviews. Currently, it is alphabetical by author's last name. Let me know if you have thoughts on better/additional ways to organize that. Feel free to check out some of the older reviews, including some books I'd forgotten I'd ever reviewed! Did you… Continue reading What I Read – April 2016

Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

A Separate Peace is one of the more unusual books about World War II that I've ever read. Set in 1942, it begins in the summer term at Devon, an upscale boys' prep school in New England. Our narrator is Gene Forrester. Quiet, smart, a little awkward. Summer term at Devon is a lull in… Continue reading Book Review: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

What I Read – May 2015

Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis It's been a while since I read this one and so I'd forgotten that, well, not much happens in the story. It's a creative idea - bringing the Pevensie kids hundreds of years forward in Narnian history so that their return is like the return of King Arthur - but… Continue reading What I Read – May 2015