Book Review: The Figgs by Ali Bryan

The Figgs - Ali Bryan (Freehand Books, 2018) The Figgs feels like a family you might really know. Your best friend's family or the family who lives down the straight. Bryan nails the dynamic of adult siblings and she creates a comfortable, often hilarious group of characters. June and Randy thought their retirement years would… Continue reading Book Review: The Figgs by Ali Bryan

Book Review: The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul

The Pull of the Moon - Julie Paul (Brindle & Glass, 2014) This was a fine collection of short stories. And I mean that in a complimentary manner. This short story collection had languished on my TBR for years and so when I needed something quick and sweet to mix up my reading, I requested… Continue reading Book Review: The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul

Reading With Pearl & Rose: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

As before, this will be less of a book review and more a way to share my experience of re-reading childhood favourites with my own children. For reference, my kids are ages 7 and 4. Little Women is such a classic story and one I've read and watched so many times that I have trouble… Continue reading Reading With Pearl & Rose: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Book Review: Red Paint by Sash taqʷšəblu LaPointe

Red Paint - Sasha taqʷšəblu LaPointe (Counterpoint, 2022) I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Publication date: March 8, 2022. The subtitle of this memoir is "The Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk." I was interested in this intersection of punk and Coast Salish identity. LaPointe is… Continue reading Book Review: Red Paint by Sash taqʷšəblu LaPointe

2022 Highlights: Week 14

For the beauty of each hourOf the day and of the nightHill and vale and tree and flow'rSun and Moon and stars of lightSun and Moon and stars of light 'Lord of all, to Thee we raiseThis our joyful hymn of praise"For the Beauty of the Earth" I've been listening to a lot of old… Continue reading 2022 Highlights: Week 14

Book Review: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Women Talking - Miriam Toews (Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2018) The dominant theme of Miriam Toews' work is the Mennonite people. Mennonites are a unique people group, a religious group that fled Russia many generations ago. Many ended up in Canada as farmers and in time have widely assimilated into modern life. Several of these… Continue reading Book Review: Women Talking by Miriam Toews

Book Review: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby - Charles Dickens (Everyman's Library) As always, when talking about a classic book on the blog here, I hesitate to label this as a true book review. After all, no one needs me to tell them to read Dickens. Either you already have, you already want to, or you're probably never going to.… Continue reading Book Review: Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Book Review: The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

The Annual Migration of Clouds - Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021) I have nothing to look to as an example, I have no one to model myself after, only those who have died and those who have abandoned us.Premee Mohamed, The Annual Migration of Clouds, pg 36 Reid Graham has just received a letter. She… Continue reading Book Review: The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed

What I Read – March 2022

Read: When We Lost Our Heads - Heather 'Neill (HarperCollins Publishers, 2022) Red Paint - Sasha taqwsablu LaPointe (Counterpoint, 2022) Animal Person - Aexander MacLeod (McClelland & Stewart, 2022) Heartbroke - Chelsea Bieker (Catapult, 2022) The Figgs - Ali Bryan (Freehand Books, 2018) The Annual Migration of Clouds - Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021) Nicholas… Continue reading What I Read – March 2022