Category: Book Reviews.

Video Review: Bolt and Keel by Kayleen Vanderree

Video Review: Bolt and Keel by Kayleen Vanderree

So, I don’t normally review ‘coffee table’ books but I made an exception for this one because it’s a picture book of cats on outdoor adventures. Yes, you read that right, cats are in canoes, hiking mountains and perching on paddle boards in the...
Book Review: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

Book Review: The Last Girl by Nadia Murad

I’ve been reading more non-fiction lately…not for any particular reason other than publishers just seem to be churning out more these days so I’m receiving more for review. Although I read far more fiction than non-fiction, I find real-life stories...
Book Review: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

Book Review: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi

My Canadian readers will probably be familiar with this latest can-lit thriller: Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi. It’s just come out, and it’s getting a hysterical amount of press (obviously I had to use that adjective somewhere in this review, but I...
Book Review: Let Darkness Bury the Dead by Maureen Jennings

Book Review: Let Darkness Bury the Dead by Maureen Jennings

So I’ve never really watched the television show Murdoch Mysteries, but of course being Canadian and a long-time devotee of the CBC I had certainly heard about it, so it’s definitely on my Netflix list of ‘to be watched’. Because of this, when...
Book Review: Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

Book Review: Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys

There’s something about mysteries that take place on a mode of transportation that seem to get people excited. This is most likely due to the fact that when there is a murder (as there inevitably is in most mysteries), the suspect list is quite limited, making...
Video Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

Video Review: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill

My Canadian readers won’t be at all surprised to see I’m reviewing Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill because¬†it won the richest literary prize in Canada back in November: the Giller Prize. I’ll be honest though, I had no intention of reading it...