I have been a fan of Ursula K. Le Guin for a long time. I received No Time to Spare for Christmas last year. But then Le Guin passed away and I couldn’t bring myself to read it. It was too upsetting to know that it was the last book she… Continue Reading Review: No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin
I’ll admit that an ad convinced me to buy Bleaker House. I’ve definitely got a thing for memoirs about people putting themselves through hardship, and this one’s about writing so I had to go for it. Summary Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel. So when the opportunity to travel… Continue Reading Review: Bleaker House
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons. Last month was Inktober, a challenge where participants complete an ink drawing everyday in October. I followed the official Inktober prompt list from Jake… Continue Reading A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives
I picked up This One Summer in Fredericton while I was on (an impromptu) vacation. I’d seen it praised on social media and heard that Jillian and Mariko Tamaki were redefining the genre, at it won a GG, so I figured it’d be good. Plus, it seemed particularly fitting for a… Continue Reading Review: This One Summer
2015 was an eventful year for me. I received my English degree, traveled to Europe, lived in New York for six weeks while learning all about publishing (and growing my book collection considerably). I visited family in New Brunswick, started a new job in Ottawa, and started this blog. It… Continue Reading Happy New Year!
I like to think of myself as a creative person. I’ve always enjoyed drawing, painting, and different kinds of sculpture. On more than one occasion I have considered giving up on academia and ‘real’ work in favour of becoming a craft show guru (not that I’ve ever sold any of… Continue Reading Books that Inspire Creativity
First off, how can you not crack a smile at the title? As the cover clearly states, this is the story of Jennifer Hayden’s breasts – from birth, to awkward adolescence, to motherhood, to breast cancer and beyond. I was drawn in by the title and the fact that it’s a graphic… Continue Reading Review: The Story of My Tits
There are multiple answers to this question, I’m sure. Many would argue that different stories have different purposes. Fairy tales were often didactic warnings to make children behave. Contemporary YA has been addressing a wide range of issues such as diversity, consumerism, and violence. Other stories are purely for entertainment.… Continue Reading What is the Function of a Story?