Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris

Book Review: A Carnival of Snackery by David Sedaris

I had been saving the latest book from David Sedaris on my shelf for awhile, because I wanted to ‘treat’ myself to it when I was ready to enjoy my favourite author without interruptions. So when I managed to score myself a ticket to his Calgary show on...
Book Review: Obsidian by Thomas King

Book Review: Obsidian by Thomas King

I don’t like taking risks, but when I do, they are usually book-related. I threw caution to the wind last week and started reading a mystery series five books in. Obsidian by Thomas King is the latest in his DreadfulWater Mystery Series which I’ve had...
Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Book Review: Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley

Does a book called “Hot Stew” all about a crowded neighborhood kind of give you the willies? Normally I’d say ‘me too’, but because I’ve spent the last two years avoiding people, Hot Stew by Fiona Mozley sounded like something I...
Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Book Review: The Troupers by Richard Scarsbrook

Classic films and television have never been an interest of mine; perhaps it’s because I don’t have time to watch much these days, the thought of sitting down to something produced decades ago never held much appeal, but knowledge of films from the 40s,...
Book Review: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

Book Review: These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

I’ve come to that point in my reading life that I no longer can recall if I’ve read certain books. I was so certain I had read an Ann Patchett book before this one, but according to my hand-written reading log and Goodreads, These Precious Days is my first...
Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

Book Review: Assembly by Natasha Brown

This slim little novel piqued my interest when I saw a short description of it in a catalogue. It touches upon race, class, gender, and the existential dread that millennials in particular seem to dwell upon, (what does it all mean? etc.) made even worse by the...