What I Read – June 2019

Read: Shut Up You're Pretty - Téa Mutonji (VS. Books, 2019) How She Read - Chantal Gibson (Caitlin Press, 2019) Original Prin - Randy Boyagoda (Biblioasis, 2018) Dissident Doctor - Michael C. Klein (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018) Positive Discipline - Jane Nelsen (Ballantine Books, 2006) Jesus the King - Timothy Keller (Penguin Books, 2016) Rue… Continue reading What I Read – June 2019

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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: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Where do I even start to talk about Infinite Jest? This book is over one thousand pages long. Almost two hundred of those pages are footnotes; extensive, detailed footnotes that you absolutely cannot skip reading. This book took me months to read and it probably wasn't until I was halfway through that I felt like… Continue reading Book Review: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

Book Review: The Bone Sharps by Tim Bowling

There are multiple stories occurring within the scope of this novel. We have Charles Hazelius Sternberg (a real life historical figure), a fossil hunter, creeping closer to the end of his career, possibly losing his mind in the Alberta badlands, in 1916. We have Sternberg's young assistant, Scott Cameron, in the trenches of World War… Continue reading Book Review: The Bone Sharps by Tim Bowling

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

There is a fragility and a terror that surrounds all childhood. Yet, at the same time, there is a security in the naivety of children. When you're a child, the only life you know is the one you live and so it can take years to realize the dangers you've been through. As trite as… Continue reading Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill