I took this book (hardcover copy) to Japan with me on a school trip with students. It was so good I didn't mind waiting for the slow pokes to get ready to board the bus to Kyoto. I was content to perch on my suitcase and read and read and read. It came out as … Continue reading 4 amazing novels by Black Canadian Authors and the one I want to read next.
The Paragon Hotel was the selection for my February book club. I love Lyndsay Faye. It is always wonderful to find an author who not only writes a good suspenseful yarn but also a writer who has a delightful way with words. Although the Paragon Hotel is a story filled with murder, robbery, and disguise, … Continue reading The Paragon Hotel
Every once in a while I find a treasure. Actually, I went seeking this treasure. I Googled “Best books of 2019”, and up popped The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse. I thought I’d find it in the children’s section, but bookstore had it shelved under “graphic novel”. Truthfully, there should be a … Continue reading The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book". ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden I’ve always relied on books for company. In fact I can remember the titles of specific books that have kept me company during some of the loneliest times in my life. Even when … Continue reading Convenient Company
I teach High School English. One of my classes has decided they wanted to have a "secret Santa" so I acquiesced but only on the condition that the gifts MUST be a book and not just any book a used book nothing over 5 dollars. Well, the enthusiasm that ensued was far beyond my expectation. … Continue reading Christmas Book Ideas