Date Published: November 15, 2016 Publisher: Speigel and Grau My Rating: 5/5 stars So it seems that spring has finally found its way to Saskatchewan! Lazy Mother Nature has finally flipped the seasonal switch and graciously granted us some beautiful weather! Currently, I am sitting outside in the sunshine writing this post and I couldn’t… Continue reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Just a note: My posts will no longer appear on my personal Twitter. If you follow my posts on Twitter, you can now connect with me on my new Twitter account @PartialtoProse. The more people I connect with, the more book lovers I meet!
What makes a great book? This is the question that Andy Miller needed to ponder as he set off on a quest (be it brave or foolish) to spend a year reading all of the the “Great Books” he always pretended to have read. For him, even though he liked his job and loved his… Continue reading The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life by Andy Miller (And my own personal “List of Betterment”)
In University, I took a class on 19th century literature. I’m not sure who I was trying to impress. I think I had the idea that since Jane Eyre was my favourite book, I could totally handle other texts from that time period. Maybe I was trying to be a show-off. I learned exactly one… Continue reading BUT I’M NOT A READER! WHERE DO I START?!?
If you’re a parent, you are most likely inundated daily with child-rearing choices you hope won’t screw up your kids. We wouldn’t want to give them more fodder for their future therapists, now would we? And if you are a reading family, books are going to cross your radar at one time or another. Are… Continue reading Should We Censor Our Childrens’ Reading Choices?
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!!!
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