Book Review: Calypso by David Sedaris

Book Review: Calypso by David Sedaris

A few weeks ago on twitter I made a bold declaration in relation to Calypso by David Sedaris, his latest book of stories. About halfway through the book, I remembered that I absolutely adore Sedaris’s writing, and I can officially declare him my favourite...
Book Review: Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

Book Review: Mrs. by Caitlin Macy

Why is it that the lives of the ‘haves’ versus the ‘have nots’ always seem to intrigue us? Reality television tends to focus on the rich and famous, creating a fake example of ‘life’ when it is really just an over-scripted and...
Book Review: Blame by Jeff Abbott

Book Review: Blame by Jeff Abbott

Ah yes, the good ol’ unreliable female narrator. You can’t wade into a thriller section of a bookstore these days without finding at least 50% of the books include this oft-used device. This time, our protagonist Jane Norton isn’t reliable because...
Book Review: The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

Book Review: The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

In the past, I’ve made comments on this blog that basically follow the theme of “it’s usually the parents’ fault” when referring to stories about adult break downs and shortcomings. I of course say this a bit tongue-in-cheek because...
Radio Segment: Books that Take Us Away

Radio Segment: Books that Take Us Away

It doesn’t take much to please me these days, as you’ll hear on my latest radio segment with the CBC Homestretch. I admit to wanting to take a vacation on my couch, but don’t we all? An uninterrupted stretch of reading time is all I need for my...