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
Synopsis: a collection of poems for the feelings we chase, the ghosts we face, the escapes we crave and the love we find along the way.~yet,despite all of the hurt,you will find healing, you will carry perspectiveon the tip of your tongueand you will find thateven the darkness has its timeand place and whether you… Continue reading Review: Cat’s Game by Sara Marie
Synopsis: Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities… Continue reading Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Happy July friends! I hope that everyone's summers have been going well! I've been super busy working two jobs and moving - so as a result my writing and reading has been at a low point for the past two months. But with my move finished and my job schedules more regular now, I'm hoping… Continue reading Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Friends, it is I! I return to you as a university graduate and as someone who just read like 4 books in a week and a half. As someone who normally reads that many books in a semester (rip how much reading I do during the semester for school), this was incredible. Including a couple… Continue reading Review: Alice’s Island by Daniel Sanchez Arevalo
Synopsis:The book opens in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus. French journalist Marc Taragon is at the apex of his career, and Nicosia is his home base for covering the Middle East. A tenacious idealist, Taragon has spent the last thirty years attempting to bring to readers the truths about the wars and political intrigues… Continue reading Review: Quill of the Dove by Ian Thomas Shaw
Believe me when I say that anything Madeline Miller writes is a must read. I know she's only written two books so far, but she is by far one of my favourite authors. When I read The Song of Achilles, I was completely enchanted. And while many people said that the ending was heart wrenching… Continue reading Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
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!
This year has been an amazing year, and part of why I've enjoyed it so much is that I've become a book reviewer. Not only do I work with Simon and Schuster Canada to review upcoming publications, but also with authors themselves. It always brings me joy to know that people appreciate my opinion, and… Continue reading Upcoming Book Reviews!
When I think about how the Throne of Glass series is over, I get a little teary eyed. Not only are the ToG some of my favourites, but it has literally been with me my entire university career. I remember getting the first book just before I started university, and now I've finished it as… Continue reading Review: Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
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