Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

Books are always a big part of Christmas in our family. We give them, we get them, we are excited to bring out our box of Christmas books that gets stored away each year. While I always give the girls books for Christmas, they are very rarely Christmas books. Sometimes they'll get one or two… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

What I Read – July 2020

READ: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) Tokyo Ueno Station - Yu Miri (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles) Children of Blood and Bone -… Continue reading What I Read – July 2020

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt, 2018) In the land of Orïsha, magic is outlawed. King Saran is on a mission to destroy the maji, those with white hair who possess the powers of magic. He has done so by killing the adult maji and severing the connection between the people… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review – Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster

I had two reactions to Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster (Henry Holt, 2007).  The first – and perhaps thus the truest- came right when I finished reading it. Peter and I were on the ferry, on our way home. I closed the book and set it down on my lap. Peter looked up… Continue reading Book Review – Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster