Book Review: The Taste of Hunger by Barbara Joan Scott

Book Review: The Taste of Hunger by Barbara Joan Scott

I was at a book event a few weeks ago chatting with my bookish friends (usually a mix of publishers, authors and librarians, the best kind of people) when I was introduced to a local author. She pitched her new book to me, which I just had happened to have on my shelf...
Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

Book Review: Arborescent by Marc Herman Lynch

One of my upcoming segments for radio is a focus on debut authors from independent presses in Canada, because the Simon and Schuster acquisition by Penguin Random House is a scary one for many Canadians. Although it won’t be all bad for the reader, it will...
Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

Book Review: Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop

I’ve got another work of climate fiction for you; a genre based on some of our worst anxieties based on what the world may look like as we continue our climb into warmer temperatures. What’s different about Watershed by Doreen Vanderstoop is that it takes...
Book Review: The Figgs by Ali Bryan

Book Review: The Figgs by Ali Bryan

God this was a funny book. The Figgs by Ali Bryan is absolutely hilarious, and I knew it would be, based on how much I enjoyed her first novel Roost, which also mines the hilarity of family, child-rearing, and the domestic sphere in general. The Figgs centers on a...
Halloween Book Review: Suicide Stitch by Sarah L. Johnson

Halloween Book Review: Suicide Stitch by Sarah L. Johnson

Since I started this blog in 2013, I’ve made a few observations about the book blogging community as a whole. They are as follows: most of us love drinking tea while reading cats are our favourite animal we love holidays romance and YA bloggers are easy to find...