Book Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Book Review: French Exit by Patrick deWitt

I adore this book. I knew I would, there’s a cat on the cover and I heard Patrick deWitt read from it during his Giller event here in Calgary last year and the section he read was HILARIOUS. Luckily the rest of the book lived up to his stellar performance, and I...
Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Book Review: Motherhood by Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti’s older book How Should a Person Be? seems a more apt title for her most recent work Motherhood   because it’s basically just a woman debating how she should live her life. This is the first book by her that I’ve ever read, so perhaps this is how...
Video Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

Video Review: Vi by Kim Thuy

Technically this is a product + book review, because not only do I regale my viewers with (somewhat) insightful comments on Kim Thuy’s latest book Vi, but I also review some local chocolate by Master Chocolat! Yes, I’m really taking to this chocolate...
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...
Wordfest 2017 Recap!

Wordfest 2017 Recap!

Well my Wordfest 2017 experience was WAY better than my Wordfest 2016 experience which was basically non-existent due to the fact that I contracted hand foot and mouth during last year’s festival (the joys of having young children in daycare never end!). But I...