Book Review: Gone to Pot by Jennifer Craig

Book Review: Gone to Pot by Jennifer Craig

I love a humourous novel – although David Sedaris is my favourite writer, I seek a laugh in both my fiction and non-fiction reading whenever possible. When I came across the 2018 winner of The Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in a Second Story Press catalogue, I...
Book Review: Careering by Daisy Buchanan

Book Review: Careering by Daisy Buchanan

It was pure coincidence that I read this book during a particularly busy time at my day job, but while Careering by Daisy Buchanan is all about a thankless pursuit of a dream career that doesn’t exist, I’m lucky enough to work in the un-glamourous but...
Book Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Book Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by David Sedaris

Back in February I was lucky enough to sit in a theatre audience and listen to David Sedaris live and in-person, try out some of the stories from his upcoming release, Happy-Go-Lucky. Based on what he read and how he spoke of it, I knew it was going to have some...
Book Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

Book Review: Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

While on vacation I indulged by reading my favourite author of all time, David Sedaris. I picked up this quirky little collection of animal-themed stories Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk at the Calgary Reads book sale a few months ago, and because this is a departure from his...
Book Review: Meaty by Samantha Irby

Book Review: Meaty by Samantha Irby

I half-heartedly complain about the fact that I rarely get to read what I want to, when I want to. When I’m balancing a full-time job with a contract reading gig for the CBC I need to prioritize what books I pick up, which usually means I’m reading the...