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: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an uncorrected proof of this book. All opinions are my own. It is available for purchase now. Eternity Martis moves from the large and culturally diverse city of Toronto to attend Western University in London, Ontario. What she finds there… Continue reading Book Review: They Said This Would be Fun by Eternity Martis

What I Read – January 2020

Read: Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James (Harper Collins, 2018) Strange Planet - Nathan Pyle (Morrow Gift, 2019) Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2019) Introverted Mom… Continue reading What I Read – January 2020

Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It will be on sale May 5, 2020. All opinions are my own. This is a strange little book. If you've read Eimear McBride before that might not surprise you. (And if you haven't previously read McBride… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride

Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

Lampedusa - Steven Price (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) Lampedusa is a quiet, contemplative novel about a man close to death. It opens in Sicily, in Palermo, as Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa learns that he is dying of emphysema. Giuseppe is an older but not old man, prematurely aged by both his smoking… Continue reading Book Review: Lampedusa by Steven Price

What I Read – September 2019

Read: The Fall - Albert Camus (Alfred A. Knopf, 1957) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (Warner Books, 1982) Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee (HarperCollins, 2015) The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? - F.F. Bruce (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981) Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape, 2018) Milkman -… Continue reading What I Read – September 2019

What I Read – April 2019

Read: The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) The Night Tiger - Yangsze Choo (Flatiron Books, 2019) Ordinary People - Diana Evans (Bond Street Books, 2018) The Incendiaries - R.O. Kwon (Riverhead Books, 2018) Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah (Viking, 2019) The Woo Woo - Lindsay Wong (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018)… Continue reading What I Read – April 2019

Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

The Lesser Bohemians - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2016) In the early pages of The Lesser Bohemians I came very close to giving up on this book. What's wrong with the Irish? I thought, the stream of conscious writing reminding me Ulysses. Instead, I slowed my reading down until I was able to fall… Continue reading Book Review: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

American War - Omar El Akkad (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) American War is a dystopian-style novel set in the near future of the United States. The very near future, as in 2074. For me, this was one of the most disconcerting and powerful aspects of the novel. In 2074 I'll be eighty-nine. It's not unreasonable… Continue reading Book Review: American War by Omar El Akkad

What I Read – March 2019

READ: Southern Lady Code - Helen Ellis (Doubleday, 2019) The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2018) Tin Man - Sarah Winman (Viking, 2017) The Waiting Hours - Shandi Mitchell (Viking, 2019) Lanny - Max Porter (Strange Light, 2019) A Room With a View - E.M. Forster (Penguin Books, 1978) American War - Omar… Continue reading What I Read – March 2019