12 May 2022

The Maid by Nita Prose


My mother-in-law loaned this to me and suggested I read it and since she never asks me to read anything (knowing how eager I am to move to the next book on my own list), I indulged. She said it "just showed how awful people can be" and I would never, ever list that as the takeaway for this novel, but if you know how sweet my mother-in-law Kim is, it makes sense that this was hers.

5 May 2022

April Recap

 


We got snow twice this month in Ontario so that's a new low, not that better weather would have us watching less TV or anything...

1 May 2022

Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley

This book was one of my most anticipated early 2022 releases. I love Sarah Polley so much as a filmmaker and her impact on how I view long-term relationships cannot be understated. Anyone I've invested 10 hours in has probably heard me talk about an interview she gave on her film Take This Waltz in 2013 on monogamy and making it work. I literally repeat a line from her film to myself once a week: "In the big picture, life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it." I think Polley is such a talent and I couldn't wait to read her first book of essays. 

25 April 2022

A Nearly Normal Family by M. T. Edvardsson




I added this to my list off the Indigo "new" page a few years back thinking it sounded good and wanting to read some newer fiction. The irony is that I waited years to read it but hey. This is a crime thriller, which is not a genre I read very often but I don't know why because I always love them. I also think Scandinavian authors are superior at this genre (The Killing is such a good show based off a Danish crime series), and M. T. Edvardsson is no exception. 

6 April 2022

March Recap





March is the worst month, no? We did manage to get a lot of television in...

29 March 2022

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Late in 2021 Allie and I did a bookswap after I finished reading the new Salley Rooney Beautiful World, Where Are You (reviewed in full here). I lent her Rooney, and she leant me The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I am usually hesitant to do bookswaps because I start to worry about when I will finish the book and get it back to them. Unfortunately, Allie quickly returned my book, but her copy is still sitting on my bookshelf.

18 March 2022

Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares

I saw this on a bargain table at Indigo before Christmas and I had no idea this book even existed. Scott was kind enough to throw it in my stocking and I read it as a safe haven after I quit The Push by Ashley Audrain earlier this year because of it's horrific plotline. If you're a 91' baby or close to like moi then the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series largely defined your adolescent years - I spent weeks practicing letters in a notebook to make my writing look like Lena's - and I  thought it was important to see the stories play out even after all this time.