Book Review: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an uncorrected proof of this book. All opinions are my own. It is available for purchase now. Eternity Martis moves from the large and culturally diverse city of Toronto to attend Western University in London, Ontario. What she finds there… Continue reading Book Review: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

When I first saw Ducks, Newburyport on the shelf at the bookstore and when I first read about it, I thought, "Well, there's a book I'll never read." The story clocks in at 988 pages. It's a stream-of-consciousness novel, told mostly in one rambling sentence. The parts that aren't this stream-of-conscious are told from the… Continue reading Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Bleak House - Charles Dickens (W.W. Norton & Co, 1977) A 500+ page book with a focus on an obscure aspect of 19th century British law doesn't exactly sound gripping and yet Dickens brings it all to life in a story filled with humour and emotion. In many ways, all of Dickens' best elements are… Continue reading Book Review: Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

2 out of 3 of us are asleep here. I received an Advance Edition of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Sleep. It's one of the most important things to parents, especially parents of newborns. They talk about it endlessly. People ask about it endlessly.… Continue reading Book Review: The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Second Edition by Elizabeth Pantley

Book Review: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

The Truants - Kate Weinberg (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2020) I received an Uncorrected Proof of this novel. All opinions are my own. The Truants is the kind of book you keep thinking about for days afterward. The kind of book where you get to the end and you find your mind casting over the chapters,… Continue reading Book Review: The Truants by Kate Weinberg

Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2020) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. On sale June 25, 2020. Let me begin by telling you: Read this book. The concept is deceptively simple. Chavisa Woods records one hundred times… Continue reading Book Review: 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism by Chavisa Woods

Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

Lampedusa - Steven Price (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) Lampedusa is a quiet, contemplative novel about a man close to death. It opens in Sicily, in Palermo, as Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa learns that he is dying of emphysema. Giuseppe is an older but not old man, prematurely aged by both his smoking… Continue reading Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price