What I Read – November 2020

Read: Monday was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic Waiting for a Star to Fall - Kerry Clare (Doubleday Canada, 2020) Halfbreed - Maria Campbell (McClelland & Stewart, 2019) He Must Like You - Danielle Younge-Ullman (Viking, 2020) Did Not Finish: Flights - Olga Tokarczuk I grabbed this one off a library display shelf… Continue reading What I Read – November 2020

Book Review: Lost Boy Found by Kirsten Alexander

Lost Boy Found - Kirsten Alexander (Grand Central Publishing, 2020) I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. In the interest of full disclosure I will confess that I read the first two parts of this, skimmed most of the third and then jumped to the end to see… Continue reading Book Review: Lost Boy Found by Kirsten Alexander

What I Read – June 2019

Read: Shut Up You're Pretty - Téa Mutonji (VS. Books, 2019) How She Read - Chantal Gibson (Caitlin Press, 2019) Original Prin - Randy Boyagoda (Biblioasis, 2018) Dissident Doctor - Michael C. Klein (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018) Positive Discipline - Jane Nelsen (Ballantine Books, 2006) Jesus the King - Timothy Keller (Penguin Books, 2016) Rue… Continue reading What I Read – June 2019

What I Read – May 2018

Read: The Boat People - Sharon Bala (McClelland & Stewart, 2018) (Read my review here.) The Redress of Poetry - Seamus Heaney (Faber and Faber, 1995) A Grace Disguised - Jerry Sittser (Zondervan, 2004) Loss is loss, whatever the circumstances. All losses are bad, only bad in different ways. No two losses are ever the same. Each loss… Continue reading What I Read – May 2018

Book Review: The Wonderlings by Mira Bartok

I didn't finish reading this book. A few short chapters in, I realized that I was most definitely not the target audience and I simply wasn't being grabbed by what was happening on the page. That said, I do feel like I can recommend it because Karissa ages 8 - 12 would have loved this… Continue reading Book Review: The Wonderlings by Mira Bartok

What I Read – June 2017

This felt like kind of a strange reading month for me. I started off by reading Alexie's memoir and Verghese' back-to-back, while also working my way through Chesterton's autobiography. While I enjoyed each one, it also felt like a lot of male experiences and I was itching for some feminine perspective to balance it out.… Continue reading What I Read – June 2017

Book Review: Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson

A couple of disclaimers first: This book will be released on July 11th by Knopf. I got an Advanced Reading Copy, with no expectation of anything in return. I did not finish reading this book. I made it to page 92/chapter 12 and gave up. I knew I wasn't the target audience of this novel.… Continue reading Book Review: Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson

Not a Book Review (Well, okay, it kind of is)

Sometimes picking a book based on its interesting title and fun cover works out well. Really great, in fact. Sometimes it doesn't. This time it was of the second variety. This isn't a book review because I didn't finish reading the book. I don't do that very often - stop in the middle and never… Continue reading Not a Book Review (Well, okay, it kind of is)