Book Review: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

Hotel Magnifique - Emily J. Taylor (Razorbill, 2022) I am the aunt who gives my nieces and nephews books as gifts. I decided several years ago that books would be my go-to gifts for birthdays and ever since I've enjoyed finding and sharing books with my two nieces and three nephews. They are a variety… Continue reading Book Review: Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor

What I Read – September 2022

Read: The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis (Groundwood Books, 2009) Witches - Brenda Lozano (Catapult, 2022) (translated from the Spanish by Heather Cleary) Pastoral - Nevil Shute (William Morrow, 1945) City of Thieves - David Benioff (Penguin Books, 2016) This House is Not a Home - Katłįà (Roseway Publishing, 2022) Red Clocks - Leni Zumas (Little,… Continue reading What I Read – September 2022

Rose is 5!

Our Rose. She is a delight. She lives large and feels her feelings hard. At the beginning of September, I met with the kindergarten teachers at the girls' school, an opportunity to help them get a sense of my child as they figured out class placements. I pondered how to describe Rose. Rose loves hard.… Continue reading Rose is 5!

Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Leningrad is under siege. Thousands of fled the city and those who are left behind struggle to find food, the threat of the Nazi army growing ever closer. Amidst this choas, young Lev is arrested. His father is dead, his mother and sister have left the city, which Lev knows as Piter, and so when… Continue reading Book Review: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches - Gaétan Soucy (A List, 2016) This was such a weird book. I really don't know what to say about it. I've had it on my TBR for years, added, I think, based on somme list of classic Canadian fiction. It's a work from a Quebec… Continue reading Book Review: The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches by Gaétan Soucy

Book Review: This House is not a Home by Katłįà

I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book thanks to the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Publication date was September 1, 2022. Kǫ̀ is a young boy, on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a remote northern community. Along with his community, he is learning to… Continue reading Book Review: This House is not a Home by Katłįà

Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

The Human Factor - Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1985) Maurice Castle lives a quiet life. Although he works for the English Secret Service, excitement is behind him and he now performs at a somewhat dull office job. All he wants is to live peacefully with his wife Sarah and their son and look forward to… Continue reading Book Review: The Human Factor by Graham Greene

2022 Highlights: Week 36

It's been one of those weeks where the beginning of it already feels so long ago. Probably because this has been a week of big changes and transitions for our whole family. We took advantage of the sunny evenings and slow mornings and, after dinner one evening, we walked to the beach as a family… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 36

Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano

Witches - Brenda Lozano (Catapult, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book thanks to the publisher. All opinions are my own. It is available for sale now. Witches is told in two parallel narrations. The first is Feliciana, a woman living in rural Mexico who grows to be a curandera. We learn… Continue reading Book Review: Witches by Brenda Lozano