What I Read – September 2015

Here's what I read this month. Reviews are up or coming. 1.┬áBeijing Confidential -┬áJan Wong (Doubleday Canada, 2007) My review is here. 2. The Curse of the Viking Grave - Farley Mowat (McClelland & Stewart, 1966) Read my review here. 3. What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey (Zondervan Publishing House, 1997) 4. The… Continue reading What I Read – September 2015

Toy-Stealing, Dog-Petting, Beer-Drinking

Photobombing dog. Bella the Dog is no longer with us. (By which I mean she went back to her real home. She's totally still alive.) Our house feels much quieter and afternoon walks are a little less chaotic. Pearl misses her furry friend though. Bella seemed to think that I made little beds complete with… Continue reading Toy-Stealing, Dog-Petting, Beer-Drinking

Book Review: The Curse of the Viking Grave – Farley Mowat

I've had this book - a copy that my dad apparently received as a Christmas gift in 1966 - on my shelf for years and never read it or realized that it's a sequel to Lost in the Barrens. Fortunately, you don't need to have read that more famous novel to follow the plot in… Continue reading Book Review: The Curse of the Viking Grave – Farley Mowat

Book Review: Beijing Confidential – Jan Wong

It's hard for me to believe that it's been almost ten years since I last set foot in China. It's been even longer since I've been to Beijing - all the way back to the summer of 2002. Since then, the city has hosted the Olympics and, no doubt, changed drastically. Jan Wong details many… Continue reading Book Review: Beijing Confidential – Jan Wong

What I Read – August 2015

August was a good reading month. Two things helped. 1) Having no internet for the first twenty days and 2) Long periods of wakefulness with a baby for the first half of the month. (The way I get through nighttime feedings is with a soft light and a good book.) Here's what I read: Half… Continue reading What I Read – August 2015