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