What I Read – December 2015

No Great Mischief - Alistair MacLeod (W.W. Norton & Company, 2000) The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan (Penguin Books, 2006) ...however we choose to feed ourselves, we eat by the grace of nature, not industry, and what we're eating is never anything more or less than the body of the world. Ru - Kim Thúy… Continue reading What I Read – December 2015


Christmas is a little different around here this year. We are thinking about traditions - ones we have and love, ones we want to implement in our family. Christmas will look a little different again next year and the year after that. A couple of weeks ago, we went on our annual Christmas tree hunt.… Continue reading Christmas-y

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This book was dangerously over-hyped for me. When I start to hear over and over again how great a book is (or anything really) my stubborn heels begin to dig in and I am ready to dislike it. Which is a silly reaction, I know, but a difficult habit to shake. Fortunately, I still enjoyed… Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: Grace River by Rebecca Hendry

Grace River is a slim little novel, told from the alternating perspectives of four residents of a small town in British Columbia called Grace River. It's a town where most people know each other, where most people grew up nearby, and the main industry is the smelter, Axis. Our four narrators are Jessie, Daniel, Kali,… Continue reading Book Review: Grace River by Rebecca Hendry

Book Review: Crazy Love by Francis Chan

There are two ways I have to approach a book like this. 1) As a reader and 2) as a Christian. In the first instance, I didn't love this book. I really wanted to. I've heard great things about Chan as a speaker but it unfortunately seems to be the case that, though he may… Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I'm very low-key about my hair. I get it cut maybe twice a year. I don't colour it and I rarely use product in it. I go to the drug store and I buy whatever shampoo and conditioner is on sale. I've never given much thought to the privilege this represents. There is an eye-opening… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Book Review: Going After Cacciato – Tim O’Brien

"The soldier is not a photographic machine. He is not a camera. He registers, so to speak, only those few items that he is predisposed to register and not a single thing more. Do you understand this? So I am saying to you that after a battle each soldier will have different stories to tell,… Continue reading Book Review: Going After Cacciato – Tim O’Brien