I have read three books in the past week, but none of them have really hit home. The problem is that I feel like I should have loved all of them. The first book I read this week was The First Bad Man, by Miranda July. … Continue reading It’s not you, it’s me… Miranda July, Jeff Lemire, and Kazuo Ishiguro
I don’t consider myself squeamish, but this was a bit much for me. I would have liked some warning and so I offer it up first hand. There is torture, people being eaten by animals, many many guns and very little is left to the imagination. Just … Continue reading The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi – action packed and gruesomely violent
What if you don’t really know anything about the person you love the most? What if all of her words and all of her actions are said and done with intent to deceive? Does it hurt any less if the deception is motivated by love … Continue reading Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (books n’at reads a grown up book!)
I don’t have one favorite author, but if the criteria is specific enough, I might be able to choose someone. Until this week, if someone had put a gun to my head and said, “Name your favorite living female Canadian author of speculative fiction! Now!” I … Continue reading Pick a strangely specific category and tell us who your #1 is! Plus… Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
3 things that really tick me off: slow internet connections reality tv when life gets in the way of reading Slow or spotty internet connections can send me into a rage and I can rant like a crazy person about how reality television might actually cause … Continue reading Scarlett Undercover by Jennifer Latham
Reading, obviously, is not really reading unless it involves holding a book in your hand, feeling its weight, lovingly caressing the binding and each delicate page… Not to mention the mental work of reading. The messages passing from eye to brain turning letters into sounds … Continue reading How I learned to stop judging and love audiobooks.
I probably don’t need to tell anyone how wonderful The Graveyard Book is. It won a Newberry 6 years ago, so the word is pretty much out. Yet, somehow it escaped my notice until very recently. I am a Neil Gaiman FAN with a capital F … Continue reading The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman