Book Review: The Accusation by Bandi
Billed as the first fiction out of North Korea, The Accusation is the first book to come from a writer still living under the regime. The stories told are heartrendingly simple stories that reflect on the duplicity and awful ironies North Koreans must encounter every day. One story tells of a woman who uses contraceptives […]
Book Review: The Break by Katherena Vermette
The year certainly got off to a great start with reading The Break. I can easily say this will be one of my favourite books of 2017, even though January is not yet over! The Break is the story of a close community of Métis women in Winnipeg and their encounters with violence. The story […]
2016 Book Resolution: Goal Unlocked!
I’ve been doing a lot of looking ahead these past few weeks. Looking ahead to 2017, and my ambitions for career, for wellness, for finances and for family. But today I wanted to take a moment to reflect on this past year, specifically what reading has meant for me. At the start of 2016 I […]
Who Will Win the Giller Prize?
Having just purchased my ticket to the annual Giller Light Bash, my thoughts are turning to who will win the prestigious honour this year. I’ve only read two books from the six-book shortlist; I’m really excited about both these choices. They are both really strong books that highlight current issues dealt with by women: body […]
Bookish Resolution: An Update
Halfway into 2016, an update on my reading challenge to read 50 books in 2016.
Book Review: Fifteen Dogs
I finally finished reading Fifteen Dogs. I say finally because it’s been on my list since last fall when it won Canada’s most prestigious fiction prize, the Giller Prize. I also say finally because I’ve been reading it in fits and starts over the past month. Not because it hasn’t held my attention but simply […]
On Resolutions . . . the Bookish Type
I don’t know about you, but my inbox can get a little out of control with messages from retailers, community groups, product companies and a slew of other e-news and e-marketing that comes my way. How do I get so many? I’m genuinely interested in many of the groups or companies, but sometimes the volume […]
Review: Outline by Rachel Cusk
Fiction lovers be warned: you will love this novel by Rachel Cusk! Outline is a novel without apparent plot yet it tells many stories. Our narrator is travelling to Athens to teach a creative writing course. We learn very little about her save for this bit of personal history, yet we learn so much at […]