Book Review: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Can you make an immoral choice and still be a moral, good person? This is the question explored in John Steinbeck's final novel. It's been a while since I read either Steinbeck's previous and more famous works but The Winter of our Discontent strikes me as quite different than his other novels. Not just because… Continue reading Book Review: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck


What I Read – May 2019

Read: Carry Me - Peter Behrens (Anansi, 2016) Boys: What It Means to Become a Man - Rachel Giese (Patrick Crean Editions, 2018) Crow - Amy Spurway (Goose Lane, 2019) Celebration of Discipline - Richard J. Foster (HarperOne, 2018) Chop Suey Nation - Ann Hui (Douglas & McIntyre, 2019) A Prayer Journal - Flannery O'Connor… Continue reading What I Read – May 2019

Book Recommendations for the Sometimes Reader

Today is Peter's birthday! He recently found himself without a book to read and so asked me to make five suggestions for him. His criteria was simply that they be books we already own. In honour of Peter's birthday, and because it's something different, I thought I'd share the list (plus the longlist because I'm… Continue reading Book Recommendations for the Sometimes Reader

Book Review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

I had never read this short novella by John Steinbeck and, seeing as I have a daughter named Pearl, it seemed like it was time to cross this one off the list. Set in an unnamed village on the Gulf of Mexico, the story follows Kino, a poor fisherman and pearl diver, who finds what… Continue reading Book Review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

What I Read – November 2015

November has seen a vast improvement on Pearl's night-time sleep. Which is awesome but has really cut into my reading time. So this month's list is a little shorter but there have been some good reads. 1. The Portrait of a Lady - Henry James (Modern Library 2. Burial Rites - Hannah Kent (Little, Brown,… Continue reading What I Read – November 2015