My rating: 5/5 stars The word feminist has cultivated a reputation for angry, power-hungry, bra-burning women. I probably would not describe myself as a feminist, and yet I think that I am. If being a feminist means that I want equality for all, thoughtfulness and compassion, and the ability to make life choices without incurring… Continue reading Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
What is the one book that Canada needs right now?? This is the question being debated this week during the Canada READS broadcasts. I couldn’t be more excited! My husband and I joke that this is like my Oscars and I already have my favourites picked. I am READY! The broadcast will air on CBC, so check… Continue reading CANADA READS STARTS TODAY!!!
My rating: 5/5 stars By now my love of scary books is well-known for sure (see post Books to Scare the Sh*t Out of You) but now I’m wishing I had read The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker when I wrote it because it would rocket to the very top of the list! This is not… Continue reading The Broken Hours by Jacqueline Baker
So this post was prompted by a decision where I live to cut provincial library funding by 50%. 50%!!!! That is absolutely UNTHINKABLE. So instead of ranting my anger (which, believe me, I have in spades), I decided that I would take the high road and let loose a fury of love for libraries. There is no… Continue reading Why We Should Fund Our Libraries
My rating: 3/5 stars “All great journeys are made in faith.” – Amity and Sorrow It is most certainly faith that leads a young mother, Amaranth, to steal her two daughters away from the zealously-religious, polygamist commune that has been her home for the past 20 years. After driving for more than four straight… Continue reading Amity and Sorrow by Peggy Riley
My rating: 4/5 stars This book is one of many on my TBR that comes from a category of books that I feel obliged to read. Widely recognized as one of the greatest pieces of literature from the 20th century, it has been touted as feminist literature almost to cliché. Sylvia Plath’s short life has… Continue reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
My rating: 5/5 stars “Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through their bones. They held me captive for thirteen days. They wanted… Continue reading An Untamed State by Roxane Gay