Book Review – Little Children by Tom Perrotta

I get frustrated with books like Little Children (St. Martin's Griffin,2004). Any book that tries to make a comment on the lives of a group of people is bound to get some things right and some things wrong. Little Children is about a neighbourhood of young families. Parents in their late twenties and early thirties… Continue reading Book Review – Little Children by Tom Perrotta

El Bachelore – Episode 4

Herein begins the travelling, a round-the-world visit of "the most perfect places to fall in love." "I'm excited to start dating somewhere else." - Juan Pablo Does he realise that the Ladies are coming too? You're dating the same 13 women, just in a different place. Don't get too excited, dude. Chris Harrison tells the… Continue reading El Bachelore – Episode 4

Book Review – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

I loved this book. I loved the premise, I loved the characters, I loved the setting. Truly excellent. Ursula Todd is born on 11 February 1910. She dies immediately, unable to take her first breath due to the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. Ursula Todd is born on 11 February 1910.She grows up to… Continue reading Book Review – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Book Review – Looking for Alaska by John Green

As a former teenage girl, I think what I appreciate most about John Green's writing is his characters. Looking for Alaska (Dutton Juvenile, 2005) was Green's first novel. While not as breathtakingly awesome as his more recent The Fault in Our Stars, it's definitely still a solid young adult read. Looking for Alaska begins with… Continue reading Book Review – Looking for Alaska by John Green

El Bachelore – Episode 2

The episode opens with a shot of Molly the Dog swimming in the pool. Probably the highlight of the episode. Though that would also make me not want to swim in the pool anymore. One-on-One Date with Clare Clare allows herself to be blindfolded and gets into a car with a man she's only met… Continue reading El Bachelore – Episode 2

Book Review – Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

This is the third novel by Michael Chabon that I've read. (Read my reviews of The Yiddish Policemen's Union or The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.) Obviously, I enjoy his writing. Telegraph Avenue (HarperCollins, 2012) has Chabon's usual blend of colourful imagery and quirky characters bumbling about in a finely-realized setting. Telegraph Avenue revolves… Continue reading Book Review – Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

A Coastal Christmas

As mentioned previously, Peter and I went nowhere this holiday. It was the first Christmas in ten years that I haven't travelled and it was wonderful. Instead, our family came to us and we got to enjoy this amazing bit of the world we call home. It looked like this: Our Christmas tree. Christmas Eve… Continue reading A Coastal Christmas