Book Review: Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Book Review: Cutting Edge edited by Joyce Carol Oates

In 2018 an award called “The Staunch Book Prize” began, and it’s awarded to ” a novel in the thriller genre in which no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped or murdered.” Although there was lots of criticism surrounding it,...
Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I wasn’t really planning on reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood for a few reasons; it had been ages since I’d read The Handmaid’s Tale, I hadn’t seen the television adaptation of it, and I figured everyone else would be reading this book,...
Book Review: nEvermore! Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles

Book Review: nEvermore! Edited by Nancy Kilpatrick and Caro Soles

I was really excited by the premise of this book when Edge Publishing sent it to me. Essentially, nEvermore! (yes, that is the correct spelling) is a collection of stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe; many are re-imaginings for his published works while others are...
Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Yes, the queen of Can-Lit herself has found a place on my blog, but why has it taken this long for me to review one of her books? She was one of my favourite writers growing up, and I continue to enjoy her zany (if somewhat ominous) stories as they continue to roll...

Book Review: Bear by Marian Engel

Some may already be familiar with this book; it was first published in 1976, and at the time, it was considered very controversial, although it still won the Governor General’s award for fiction that same year. It has been re-released by Penguin/Random House Canada in...