Synopsis: "In the four years before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, most women determined to get abortions had to subject themselves to the power of illegal, unregulated abortionists...But a Chicago woman who happened to stumble across a secret organization code-named 'Jane' had an alternative. Laura Kaplan, who joined Jane in 1971, has… Continue reading Review: The Story of Jane by Laura Kaplan
Synopsis: Two half-sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle's dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold… Continue reading Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Synopsis: Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth—musicians, tattoo… Continue reading Review: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Synopsis: We are the heroes, not the sidekicks.“Can you recommend fiction that has main characters who are like us?” This is a question we who are disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or who manage mental illness ask way too often. Typically, we’re faced with stories about us crafted by people who really don’t get us. We’re… Continue reading Review: Nothing Without Us Anthology
Synopsis: Internet pioneer and renowned filmmaker Tiffany Shlain takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through time and technology, introducing a strategy for living in our 24/7 world: turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week. This practice, which she’s done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten),… Continue reading Review: 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
On today, the last day of 2018, and I feel like I have so much to be thankful for. This year has definitely had its ups and downs, but overall I think that I've been super lucky and happy with how its gone. One huge thing that I've accomplished is that I'm nearly done my… Continue reading Blog Log #6!
Day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas (which I might start calling the 12 Days of Bookmas... is it too late now?)! I've always been a little obsessed with ghost stories. There was just something about the idea of going camping in the woods and telling spooky stories around a fire that really appealed to… Continue reading Review: The Clockmaker’s Daughter
Hello! Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanza to all! I'm going to be doing a 12 Days of Christmas thing again this year, and what better way to start it off than to go over the books gifted to me this year! I'm super excited about all of the books that I received. Half were sequels… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas TAKE 2!
Happy August my bibliophile friends! I have finally (FINALLY) been released from my prison that was MCAT studying. I'm sure many of you get this feeling too, but I find whenever I need to study really intensely for something I just have no energy to read for fun at the end of the day. I… Continue reading August TBR
I find that whenever I revisit authors that I read in high school, I get a very different feel and view of the book. For Hemingway, that didn’t really change. I read An Old Man and The Sea in grade 11 or 12, and I remember thinking ‘wow, this guy doesn’t really care about punctuation’.… Continue reading Review: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
Happy Publication day Are You Sleeping! Let me start off by saying a huge thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for providing me with this book! I'm so honoured to have this opportunity to review new and exciting books. Are You Sleeping was one such ARC, and let me say that the description is… Continue reading Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber
I received this book as an ARC from Simon & Schuster Canada! Let me just say that when this came in the mail, I was so excited - I hadn’t been expecting anything and then out of the blue came two giant packages with 4 (FOUR!) books to review! I am so so happy that… Continue reading Review: The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell