Category: Book Reviews.

Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Book Review: Clifford by Harold R. Johnson

Clifford by Harold R. Johnson has sat on my bookshelf for far too long. It wasn’t until I saw Johnson speak at Wordfest this past fall that I realized what I was missing out on, so I finally picked it up and gave it a go. At only 260 pages of very large font, I...
Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

I read this book in the dead of Canadian winter; it’s January, and the temperature is hovering around minus 40 (Celsius) with the windchill factored in. This is the temperature at which it literally stings to breathe in through your nose (my Canadian readers...
Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

Book Review: The Need by Helen Phillips

As a mother of two young children, I was hesitant to pick up a book about a mother of two young children. Especially when this book is also about an intruder who breaks into the house while the mother is at home with her kids, and her husband is away on business. Have...
Book Review: Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis

Book Review: Tiny Lights for Travellers by Naomi K. Lewis

I realize that the word ‘brave’ is overused when describing memoirs, but simply writing an honest account of one’s life IS an act of bravery these day when a huge chunk of the population are hesitant to post a single unflattering picture of...
Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Book Review: The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

Ah yes, here we are with another domestic thriller. There seems to be a rash of books about naughty-nannies lately, yet this trend keeps going strong because it’s ripe for creativity. The figure of the nanny is an easy one to exploit in fiction because...
Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Christmas Origin Stories

Ivereadthis Jr. Edition: Christmas Origin Stories

So my oldest is now at the point where she’s started asking me logistical questions about Christmas. Questions such as; how does Santa fit through all the different-sized chimneys? How does he visit all the children in one night? Why do some kids not get gifts...