Category: Book Reviews.

Video Book Review: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

Video Book Review: Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

So I feel quite foolish that this is the first Karin Slaughter book I’ve ever read. She’s an America superstar thriller writer that everyone but me is familiar with, as she’s sold over 35 million books and even has a section of her website dedicated...
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Unicorn Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Unicorn Books

I’m not sure where the unicorn trend started. Was it with the advent of bright colours and sparkly accents to little girl’s clothes? Is it an extension of the popularity of My Little Pony? Was it when we started putting blow-up unicorn horns on our cats...
Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

Book Review: The Farm by Joanne Ramos

I had wanted to read this book for awhile now, and when I saw the author speak at a Wordfest event earlier this year I was struck by how eloquent and honest she was, which finally convinced me to pick it up. Joanne Ramos immigrated to America from the Philippines when...
Book Review: NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Book Review: NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt

It’s the inaugural I Read Canadian Day today (February 19), and to celebrate I’m highlighting a Canadian book published by a Canadian press, written by an Albertan. NDN Coping Mechanisms by Billy-Ray Belcourt was published in 2019 by House of Anansi Press....
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition:  2020 Valentine’s Day Books

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: 2020 Valentine’s Day Books

When I was little, every holiday, even manufactured ones like Valentine’s Day were exciting, usually because it meant I was going to get something sugary to eat. Only a few things have changed since then; instead of getting chocolate from my parents, I now get...
Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

Book Review: Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann

This review has been a long time coming. Not because I’ve put off writing it, but because it took me so bloody long to read this book: two whole months which is definitely a record for me. At 988 pages, many of those pages including just one long run-on...