Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Drifts - Kate Zambreno (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Drifts is on sale now. Drifts obviously wasn't written in 2020 but as I started reading it, it felt like it could have been about someone during our current global state of quarantine. There… Continue reading Book Review: Drifts by Kate Zambreno

Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

Shiner - Amy Jo Burns (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is on sale now. Wren Bird has lived her whole life on the same mountain, isolated from even the tiny mining town nearby. Her father is the local preacher, the snake handling,… Continue reading Book Review: Shiner – Amy Jo Burns

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020

Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

How We Disappeared - Jing-Jing Lee (Hanover Square Press, 2019) This is a story that takes place in three parts. In one part (what I would argue is the heart of the novel) We follow Wang Di through the years of World War Two, a young woman living in Singapore with her family. Her family… Continue reading Book Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Book Review: Hold on To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate

Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada, 2005) Attachment theory is at the heart of this book. Children need a safe, secure, and nurturing attachment with a loving adult in order to mature and develop in a healthy emotional manner. As our society becomes increasingly peer-oriented, parents unconsciously encourage… Continue reading Book Review: Hold on To Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate

Book Review: Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) I've loved the three previous novels that I've read by Kate Atkinson - Life After Life, A God in Ruins and Transcription so when I found a secondhand copy of her first novel a few months ago I happily brought it home. While the… Continue reading Book Review: Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson

Book Review: The Penguin Book of Mermaids ed. by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown

The Penguin Book of Mermaids There's something about mermaids that fascinates the human mind. Even if we don't really believe in them, we all kind of want to, don't we? Interestingly, mermaid or water-spirit myths are found worldwide, as this collection highlights. As someone who is willing to believe that there's plenty we haven't discovered… Continue reading Book Review: The Penguin Book of Mermaids ed. by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown