Book Review: Leaving the Witness by Amber Scorah

Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah (Viking, 2019) I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book. It will be on sale June 4, 2019. Leaving the Witness is a very personal and honest memoir of Amber Scorah's experience as a Jehovah's Witness missionary in Shanghai. Growing up in the restrictive boundaries of the Witnesses,… Continue reading Book Review: Leaving the Witness by Amber Scorah

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Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum

How to Give up Plastic - Will McCallum (Penguin Books, 2019) (and a few of the items we use in our home to replace plastic) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. It is set for publication June 4, 2019. All opinions are my own. I read this short non-fiction book very shortly… Continue reading Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum

Book Review: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer

Cat + Nat's Mom Truths - Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer (Harmony Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is set for release April 2019. Cat and Nat (famous on the internet) are tell-it-like-it-is moms who don't shy away from stories about poop, yelling at your kids, and all the nitty-gritty of birthing (and everything that comes afterward) I fall quite firmly in their target… Continue reading Book Review: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer

Book Review: The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter

The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir - Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter (University of Regina Press, 2015) With the advent of the Truth and Reconciliation Project in Canada, there has been an increase in stories being told about residential schools. Some of these are oral, some have been written down. There… Continue reading Book Review: The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter

Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain (Crown Publishers, 2012) I'm a definite introvert and I'm willing to bet that if you're the sort of person who spends a lot of time not only reading books but following blogs on the internet that talk about reading books,… Continue reading Book Review: Quiet by Susan Cain

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi (Gale Cengage Learning, 2016) How to classify this book? It's a contemplation of life and death. It's a love letter to a wife and daughter. It's a poem of praise to the beauty of the world and a rage against the fragility of the human body. Paul Kalanithi… Continue reading Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2019) It feels strange to write a book review of such a personal memoir. Tara Westover's memoir of growing up with survivalist parents and a paranoid father who kept them out of school and away from doctors is compelling and very readable. It also feels incomplete. Westover grew up… Continue reading Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover