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

What I Read: August 2022

Read: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie (William Morrow, 2021) The Human Factor - Graham Greene (Penguin Books, 1985) Liturgy of the Ordinary - Tish Harrison Warren (Intervarsity Press, 2016) The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino (translated from the Italian by Archibald Colquhoun) Astra - Cedar Bowers (McClelland & Stewart, 2021)… Continue reading What I Read: August 2022

What I Read – November 2021

Read: Nostalgia is Heartless - Sarah Lahey (She Writes Press, 2021) We Run the Tides - Vendela Vida (Ecco, 2021) I hope this finds you well - Kate Baer (Harper Perennial, 2021) Everyone Knows Your Mother is a Witch - Rivka Galchen (Harper Perennial, 2021) Out of the Sun - Esi Edugyan (Anansi, 2021) Obasan… Continue reading What I Read – November 2021

Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

Books are always a big part of Christmas in our family. We give them, we get them, we are excited to bring out our box of Christmas books that gets stored away each year. While I always give the girls books for Christmas, they are very rarely Christmas books. Sometimes they'll get one or two… Continue reading Reading with Pearl & Rose: Favourite Christmas Books

What I Read – May 2020

READ: They Said This Would Be Fun - Eternity Martis (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Penguin Book of Mermaids - edited by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown (Penguin Books, 2019) Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson (Picador, 1995) Hold on to Your Kids - Gordon Neufeld & Gabor Mate (Vintage Canada,… Continue reading What I Read – May 2020

Book Review: The Penguin Book of Mermaids ed. by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown

The Penguin Book of Mermaids There's something about mermaids that fascinates the human mind. Even if we don't really believe in them, we all kind of want to, don't we? Interestingly, mermaid or water-spirit myths are found worldwide, as this collection highlights. As someone who is willing to believe that there's plenty we haven't discovered… Continue reading Book Review: The Penguin Book of Mermaids ed. by Cristina Bacchilega and Marie Alohalani Brown

What I Read – November 2019

Read: Reviving Ophelia - Mary Pipher & Sara Pipher Gilliam (Riverhead Books, 2019) Under the Lilacs - Louisa May Alcott (Nelson Doubleday Inc., 1955) The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) Frying Plantain - Zalika Reid-Benta (Astoria, 2019) Know My Name - Chanel Miller (Viking, 2019) Emerald City - Brian Birnbaum… Continue reading What I Read – November 2019

Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

The Silence of the Girls - Pat Barker (Penguin Books, 2018) In Silence of the Girls Pat Barker retells the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of Briseis. Once a queen, now the slave of the great warrior Achilles, Barker re-situates this ancient tale with women at the centre. While we get some… Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

Book Review: Jesus the King by Timothy Keller

Jesus the King - Timothy Keller (Penguin Books, 2016) Timothy Keller is my favourite contemporary Christian writer. His exploration of the life of Jesus doesn't disappoint and even though it seems simple, Keller does an excellent job of looking at the story from multiple angles. Taking the Gospel of Mark, Keller examines who Jesus was.… Continue reading Book Review: Jesus the King by Timothy Keller

Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum

How to Give up Plastic - Will McCallum (Penguin Books, 2019) (and a few of the items we use in our home to replace plastic) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. It is set for publication June 4, 2019. All opinions are my own. I read this short non-fiction book very shortly… Continue reading Book Review: How to Give up Plastic by Will McCallum