What I Read – July 2022

Read: The Eighth Life - Nino Haratischvili (Scribe, 2019) (translated from the German by Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin) Sorrow and Bliss - Meg Mason (Harper Perennial, 2022) Uh...that's, uh, that's it. Did Not Finish: Shimmer - Alex Pugsley I had an e-ARC of this short story collection and I'm generally able to forgive a… Continue reading What I Read – July 2022

2022 Highlights: Rest of July

A few photos from recently: Beautiful Hemingway book Peter surprised me with Off to a birthday party! We grew potatoes! Lots of beach days around here We finished out July with a short trip to Squamish. Squamish is a town situated between Vancouver and Whistler so only a ferry ride and a short drive away.… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Rest of July

2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

Hello! I've been a little quiet here because we spent a week away, driving across British Columbia, and then I've spent the last half week recovering from our week away. (Catching up on laundry and sleep and attempting to re-set our kids' schedules!) Our goal was Kimberley, BC which is a small town in BC's… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Road Trip Edition

Book Review: I Let You Fall by Sara Downing

I received an Advance e-Copy of this book from TCK Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was Eve Chapman finds herself in the hospital, watching surgeons operate on her own inanimate body. After a sudden accident, Eve ends up in a coma. But her spirit (or her soul… Continue reading Book Review: I Let You Fall by Sara Downing

Book Review: Never the Wind by Francesco Dimitri

I received an Uncorrected Bound Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was June 7, 2022. Luca Saracino is thirteen years old and eight months ago became completely blind. After the death of his beloved grandfather, his parents decide to move the whole family into his grandfather's home in the southern Italian… Continue reading Book Review: Never the Wind by Francesco Dimitri

2022 Highlights: Week 26

It’s been a full week around here with the start of summer holidays. We kicked off with a birthday party and potluck at our friends’ beautiful family farm. We swam in the ocean, ate seafood, and enjoyed a bouncy castle. Peter then defended his Masters and handed in his final project and he is DONE!… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 26

What I Read – June 2022

Read: Fleishman is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Random House, 2019) Next Sunday - Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley (IV Press, 2022) An Island - Karen Jennings (Hogarth, 2022) Five Tuesdays in Winter - Lily King (Grove Press, 2021) 1,000 Coils of Fear - Olivia Wenzel (Catapult, 2022) (translated from German by Priscilla Layne)… Continue reading What I Read – June 2022

2022 Highlights: Week 25

Father's Day These girls have such a great dad. And I have such an amazing partner to parent them with. We kept things pretty simple with cinnamon buns for breakfast, church, some play in the little forest down the street, and (at Peter's request) buffet dinner at the local Chinese-Canadian restaurant. Flowers and food. This… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 25

Book Review: Next Sunday by Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley

I received an Advance Readers e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Pubdate was 14 June 2022. The subtitle of this book is "An Honest Dialogue About the Future of the Church". The dialogue here takes place between mother and daughter,… Continue reading Book Review: Next Sunday by Nancy Beach & Samantha Beach Kiley

Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

As I found when I first read Sally Rooney earlier this year, she once more in her latest novel nails human nature. How people communicate, how they react, how they act when they are alone. In Beautiful World, Where Are You, Rooney focuses on slightly older characters, right on the cusp of change that turning… Continue reading Book Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney