21 October 2022

Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher

I can't remember at all who recommended this, but it was some author online that I respect and I added it to my list right away. It's been touted for it's comedy and I was looking forward to reading something light and funny.

10 October 2022

September Recap

We look so forward to entering hibernation every year and September really kicks that off. Here's some of the stuff we've been into.

1 October 2022

The Push by Ashley Audrain

This was an unexpected read for me this year, and even more unexpectedly, it turned out to be one of my favourites! A friend of Meg's recommended it to her and I think she only got about ~20 pages into it before she knew she couldn't go on a second more. This is not the book you want to read with a 1.5 year old and another baby on the way. She mailed me the book and I started reading it soon after. 

6 September 2022

2022 Summer Recap

We didn't float in a pool once this summer but we did get to see each other when Meg and Ben came to Ontario. Babies were had, ice cream cones were eaten, and here's all the content we enjoyed...

26 August 2022

The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje

I am very hit and miss with Ondaatje novels but the ones I love, I love so much that I keep plugging away at them. The Cat's Table is one of his 'newer' novels from 2011 and my version is clearly old and used which is a real shame because I've seen the intended cover for this book and it's gorgeous. I must have found it at a secondhand bookstore at some point. Having the pretty cover would have pleased me because the book itself certainly not going on my favourites list...

4 August 2022

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

This is another one of those random fiction books I ordered in an Amazon frenzy because I saw it on a "best new novels" list. I also remember being swayed by two things: the first edition hard cover (which I did not get) and that the plot was set in remote Russia. 

21 July 2022

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

Sometimes my specific interests lead me into believing actual textbooks will make for entertaining reading and this is exactly what happened here with Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell. I saw someone talking about it on Twitter, added it to my list, and realized 1 chapter in that I was reading something you'd find on a syllabus. Not that I minded too much, Meg and I met doing our MA in linguistics, but it doesn't exactly scream "poolside pleasure" either.