Category: Non-fiction.

Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

Book Review: Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk

I haven’t actually read a book by Chuck Palahniuk since his 2010 release Tell-All, which is also the year I met him, and helped organized his event here in Calgary. His writing memoir Consider This, Moments in my Writing Life After Which Everything Was Different...
Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

Book Review: How to Raise a Reader by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo

I’ve spoken before about how much I enjoy reading parenting books that teach what I already know-I love being preached to, as a member of the choir! I get a smug sense of satisfaction, sort of like sitting through a class that you already know the lesson of....
Book Review: Camp Girls by Iris Krasnow

Book Review: Camp Girls by Iris Krasnow

Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? Does the thought of summer drum up memories of lakes, pine trees, and lazy canoe rides as the sun sets? I was lucky enough to head up north each summer to my family cottage when I was a kid, and because my Mom was a...
Book Review: No More Nice Girls by Lauren McKeon

Book Review: No More Nice Girls by Lauren McKeon

Although this book was published right before the recent Black Lives Matter protests and Coronavirus pandemic its publication is even more timely considering what’s gone on in the world since March. No More Nice Girls, Gender, Power, and Why it’s Time to...
Book Review: I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

Book Review: I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy

Well I’ve been meaning to read this book for over two years (sorry, I had to!), and with the renewed necessary focus on ending racism there really is no better time to sit down and enjoy yet another masterpiece by David Chariandy. I’ve Been Meaning to Tell...