What I’m Reading Right Now: February

Hello, and welcome to February. It’s that lovely time of the year where we all feel relieved that January is FINALLY over, but still feel a vague sense of dread because winter is far from over and February is basically the Tuesday of the year; Monday’s crappy cousin. But don’t fret because there are alwaysContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: February”

What I’m Reading Right Now: January

Hello and welcome to 2020! With the start of the new year, I wanted to dive right in with some bookish content and start a monthly post sharing what I’m reading. I’m notorious for reading multiple books at a time and after finishing a bunch of books before Christmas I went on a bit ofContinue reading “What I’m Reading Right Now: January”

My Favourite Books This Year (so far)

This has been a good book year. I am a little behind on my goal (14/37), but I’m not feeling too discouraged. Aside from reading lots of good books, I have a bunch of books that I’m excited to read. In no particular order, here are five of my favourites that I’ve read this year.Continue reading “My Favourite Books This Year (so far)”

Book Review: Shadows of Lela

Feeling a presence beside me, I lifted my head saw the white unicorn. My heart softened, my shoulders relaxed. The unicorn was so close, I knew I could touch him. I reached out a tentative hand and placed it on his mud-splattered, white coat. A calm warmth flooded me.” Sixteen-year-old Princess Cora has a darkContinue reading “Book Review: Shadows of Lela”

Book Review: The Changeling

To believe in only the practical, the rational, the realistic was a kind of glamour as well. But he couldn’t enjoy the illusion of order anymore. Monsters aren’t real until you meet one. When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams. Now Apollo is a fatherContinue reading “Book Review: The Changeling”

Book Review: The Saturday Night Ghost Club

Reality never changes.  Only our recollections of it do.  Whenever a moment passes, we pass along with it into the realm of memory.  And in that realm, geometries change.  Contours shift, shades lighten, objectivities dissolve.  Memory becomes what we need it to be. When neurosurgeon Jake Breaker operates, he knows he’s handling more than aContinue reading “Book Review: The Saturday Night Ghost Club”

Top 5 Favourite Books This Year (so far)

It’s July, over half-way through 2018 and so far this year I’ve read 20 books (according to my 50 Book Pledge where I track my reading). I’m terrible at picking one favourite. The question: what’s your favourite book? terrifies me. But, I can easily point to a few that I’ve liked more than others. Here’s myContinue reading “Top 5 Favourite Books This Year (so far)”

Escapism

I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming to remain sane. – Florence Welch I am an escape artist. Not in the traditional, Harry Houdini sort of way. I cannot escape from a straightjacket while being held upside down in a tank of water. But I do escape. My straightjacket is reality. Escapism is theContinue reading “Escapism”