Thinking about having an affair? Just kidding. Interested in stories about marriage and infidelity? Here are a couple of new possibilities you might like. Very different from each other. Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro (2018) The thing that makes Fire Sermon unique is that the couple having the affair are both religious. They feel guilt … Continue reading Two Recent Novels About Infidelity
Why do we read war novels? What do we get out of them? One of the reasons I love them is for the history. Each war novel adds to my knowledge of the various wars I've read about. I am always amazed by how much there is still to learn. I also like novels that … Continue reading A Beckoning War by Matthew Murphy
What if you only had 12 hours left to live, and you were shut up in a room with only one other person - a stranger - what would you have to say? This is the premise behind Michelle Berry's most recent novel, The Prisoner and the Chaplain. The Prisoner is on death row for … Continue reading The Prisoner and the Chaplain by Michelle Berry
I've had a few new projects swirling around in my head and this seemed like a good time to pin them down. I am just about finished my A-Z CanLit project, and declare it a success. Not so much for the books I read, but for the all the other books they inspired me to … Continue reading Reading Plans 2018
My last post focused on favourite Atlantic Canadian reads of 2017. Here's everything else... Best Books (in addition to Best of Atlantic Canada 2017, in no particular order): Black Berry, Sweet Juice by Lawrence Hill Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont Between by Angie Abdou Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson Brother by … Continue reading Highlights of 2017
Two years ago I decided to challenge myself to read more books from Atlantic Canada. Last year I read 22 books from the region in total. This year I read 30. 30 is a higher number, but it turns out that it still only makes up about 32% of my reading... same as last year. … Continue reading Best of Atlantic Canada 2017
This idea started at Pickle Me This, then I saw it on Reading in Bed and Bookish Beck. If I'm missing someone, let me know in the comments! Reading in Winter (who has read an impressive number of books this year!) has also participated. I'd love to hear where your books come from, too. Join in! You … Continue reading Where Do My Books Come From?