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...
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...
Freedom to Read Week: February 25-March 3, 2018

Freedom to Read Week: February 25-March 3, 2018

I’m what you call the opposite of a rebel; I fear authority and am just fine with colouring inside the lines until my final days on this earth. However, I do enjoy a bit of ‘rebellious reading’, that is, reading whatever you like, regardless of how...
Author Interview and Giveaway: Kate Hilton*

Author Interview and Giveaway: Kate Hilton*

*Please note the giveaway is now closed, thank you to everyone who entered! In September my book club studied Kate Hilton’s book Just Like Family. Our discussion was passion-filled as always, people arguing to the very end about character motivations, author...
Book Review: Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

Book Review: Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta

What do you think of when someone tells you a book is ‘ripe for book club discussion’? Does that kind of description make you roll your eyes, or encourage you to dive right in? I personally hate the insinuation that certain books are ‘book...