Book Review: Buck’s Pantry by Khristin Wierman

I received an Advance Readers e-copy of this book thanks to the publisher and NetGalley. All opinions are my own. Three women's paths cross one night at a convenience store in small-town Texas. Lianna is a New York businesswoman in town for an important meeting, who already hates the whole state even before she is… Continue reading Book Review: Buck’s Pantry by Khristin Wierman

Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

This is the second book by Silvia Moreno-Garcia that I've read (the first was Mexican Gothic) and so I feel comfortable saying that she has a knack for taking a familiar style of tale and adding her own flavour to it. In particular, a knack for telling a story from a Mexican perspective as both… Continue reading Book Review: The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

2022 Highlights: October (so far)

I am not nostalgic for 2020 but sometimes I do miss the fact that none of our family got so much as a cold for months on end. Even with a child who started kindergarten that autumn. We have not been so fortunate this time around. (Huh. Looks like wearing masks and washing your hands… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: October (so far)

Book Review: Chivalry by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Chivalry - Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran (Dark Horse Books, 2022) What if the Holy Grail ended up in thrift shop in a quiet town in England? What if a little old lady who frequented the shop found it and, liking it, brought it home? What if she liked the way it looked on the… Continue reading Book Review: Chivalry by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran

Book Review: Pastoral by Nevil Shute

Pastoral - Nevil Shute (William Morrow, 1945) I've read two Nevil Shute books now - A Town Like Alice and On the Beach - and enjoyed them both a lot. I appreciated the way Shute balances the reality and tragedy of war and death while focusing on individual characters and creating ones who feel like… Continue reading Book Review: Pastoral by Nevil Shute

Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks - Leni Zumas (Little, Brown, and Co, 2018) Red Clocks is a book about women. The story loops through the lives of 5 women, 4 of whom live in the same Oregon fishing town and find themselves more connected than they might have initially thought. The 5th woman is a long-dead polar explorer,… Continue reading Book Review: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

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