Murder and Mayhem


The kid and I flew to New York today, but before we left I finished a book that I started reading because I saw it on some list somewhere and ended up really enjoying. The book is called The Art of the English Murder (though I gather it’s also published under the title A Very British Murder) […]

November 3, 2018

The Word

Books, Personal

There was a time when I forgot how much I loved to read. As a kid I would read constantly. I would stay up late reading by nightlight, I would go to the library regularly. I spent a Saturday moving around the house in various sitting positions reading John Grisham’s The Client. We got gift […]

July 13, 2018

Too much is not enough

Books, Personal

I just finished reading Durga Chew-Bose’s book of essays Too Much and Not in the Mood. The book drew me in, in a way I wasn’t expecting. I’ve been reading a lot of books of essays by women, by women of colour, in the past couple of years, but this one was different. I’ve not ever […]

April 20, 2018

The Reader


For the past few years I have sent a goal for myself – to read 50 books between January and December. I didn’t make it in 2015 or 2016, but I also didn’t include all the readings I was doing for school in those two years. But this week I finished by 50th book of […]

November 6, 2017

In stacks, on shelves

Books, Personal

I have a very great desire right now to read all the things. I have so many books on my shelf that I want to get to. Some have been sitting there for years and some are brand new. I’m currently reading three books and I want to be reading more. I want to have […]

July 16, 2017

The Great Canadian Novel

Books, Canadiana

So, Canada celebrated 150 since since confederation last weekend. Living in the capital, this is something we’ve been talking about for YEARS and I had gotten a little tired of it all. (Especially since, in my opinion, if your going to celebrate 150 years for a whole year, at least start on July 1 and […]

July 5, 2017

Into It


I recently read the book Big Girl by Kelsey Miller. It was an interesting read and I saw a bit of myself in her, though she faced more extreme struggles than I did certainly. I don’t consider any part of my childhood to have been an extreme hardship. But still, we found ourselves in similar positions […]

June 3, 2017

Age 18, April 1999

Books, Personal

I have started reading a book about Columbine by Dave Cullen. I read a good review, and apparently the author has delved a bit deeper and looks at the case as more than just what was reported the day of. I remember the shooting at Columbine very well, and it hit me hard particularly, I […]

March 4, 2017

My summer of feminism

#MommyScholar, Books

Last summer I had a goal of reading a while whack of books about politics and politicians to help me get ready for my Masters, but I planned, god laughed, etc. I ended up picking up new books for that pile from my father’s collection, some of which is still in my basement. This summer […]

August 5, 2016

On Shrill and Ladies’ Voices


I don’t often write book reviews, and I certainly don’t write them before I’ve finished a book. I first heard of Shrill by Lindy West when one of my Facebook friends mentioned it, and when I saw a copy in the store I opted to pick it up. And when I started reading it, I […]

June 29, 2016