Meet the Contenders: Canada Reads 2018 Shortlist

Aaaand the 5 contenders for Canada Reads 2018 have been announced! Here they are: Mozhdah Jamalzadah, defending The Boat People by Sharon Bala Tahmoh Penikett, defending American War by Omar El Akkad Greg Johnson, defending […]

Book Review: Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson

Title: Precious Cargo Author: Craig Davidson My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ I read this book because it was on the Canada Reads 2018 longlist, and it was one of the first to come through from the library. […]

Book Review: Forgiveness by Mark Sakamoto

Title: Forgiveness Author: Mark Sakamoto My Rating: ♥♥♥ This is the third book that I have read from the Canada Reads 2018 longlist. So far, I wouldn’t be able to back any of them as […]

Book Review: Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan E. Coyote

Title: Tomboy Survival Guide Author: Ivan E. Coyote My Rating: ♥♥♥ I think this is a really important book, and even though I only gave it 4 out of 5, I think it’s really wonderful […]

Book Review: Dance, Gladys, Dance by Cassie Stocks

Title: Dance, Gladys, Dance Author: Cassie Stocks My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ The best way I can think to describe this book is “that was a fun romp.” To me, it was more about the colourful characters […]

Book Review: The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution by Jonathan Hennessey

Title: The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Author: Jonathan Hennessey My Rating: ♥♥♥ I was pretty excited when my bookclub chose this book to […]

Book Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Title: Bellevue Square Author: Michael Redhill My Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ To me, reading this book felt like falling endlessly down one rabbit hole after another. It was like suffering from someone else’s mental illness. It was […]

What to Read? How I find new books to read.

People often seem to be asking for book recommendations. It’s nice to get recommendations from friends and family; after all, they know you best and probably have a good idea about what you might like. […]

Book Review: Love and Salt Water by Ethel Wilson

Title: Love and Salt Water Author: Ethel Wilson My Rating: ♥♥♥♥ Love and Salt Water. I really couldn’t think of a more fitting title for this book. Love. Salt Water. You could consider those to […]

One Book to Open Your Eyes: Canada Reads 2018 Longlist

Ta-da! CBC has finally posted the longlist for Canada Reads 2018. It seems super late this year. I know that last year, they posted the longlist some time in December, which I thought was good […]