What I’m Reading – Captive Prince

The basic synopsis of the Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat is that Damianos (Damen) is the heir to the throne of Akeilos. His father dies and Damen’s half-brother Kastor captures him and sends him off to be a slave in Vere, telling everyone that the prince is dead so he can rule as King. Laurent […]

What I’m Reading – Blood of the Oak

Blood of the Oak is the fourth book in the Bone Rattler series by novelist Eliot Pattison. I haven’t read the first three, but the novels seem to be stand alone enough that you can read them out of order and still get by. The books are historical murder mysteries that cover the build up […]

What I’m Reading – Left Neglected

Left Neglected is another remarkable piece by Lisa Genova, the author of Still Alice. She has a knack for crafting the startling and painful reality that illness brings to people. They are devastating to read, but are also amazing and I can’t stop reading once I’ve started. Every time I walk into the bedroom I […]

Throwback Thursday – Footsteps in the Snow

I thought today I would combine a Throwback Thursday with a What I’m Reading. Footsteps in the Snow is a book from the Dear Canada collection. It features the Red River Settlement in 1815 and is written by Carol Matas. The book features the fictional Isobel Scott, an immigrant from Scotland whose family was pushed […]

What I’m Reading – A Walk In The Woods

I grabbed A Walk In The Woods randomly while wandering in Chapters and giggled a few times to myself while I read it in Starbucks. It is so delightfully hilarious. Bill Bryson does an excellent job of making the reader laugh while at the same time educating us about the Appalachian Trail. The trail itself […]

Happily Ever After

One year ago today I was waking up at 5:30 am to have my hair and makeup done in preparation for a moment I’d waited over a year prior to arrive. A year ago today I got married and in honor of that I’m going to pick out my favourite weddings from books I’ve read. […]

What I’m Reading – The Garden

I just finished reading The Garden by Elsie V Aidinoff. It is a big bucket of controversy, not only rewriting Genesis, but also bringing sexual assault into the mix. This is actually the second time I’ve read it, but I don’t remember how I felt about it the first read through years ago. This time […]

What I’m Reading – The Three

The Three by Sarah Lotz is told in a really unique way. Rather than follow a traditional narrative, Lotz portrays the story through news articles, emails, skype conversations, interviews, etc. I thought I would initially be put off by this, but it was actually quite interesting to read. The story covers an event in 2012 […]

What I’m Reading – America’s First Daughter

I’m rather fascinated by this book. It shines a spotlight onto Thomas Jefferson and is told by his eldest daughter Patsy (Martha). I knew next to nothing about Jefferson prior to reading this book and I’ve learned a lot. My initial knowledge was that he was part of the American Revolution, but I gave about […]

Whispers of War

I was really hoping that this book would finally explain the War of 1812 to me, but alas, even the characters involved seem confused. Whispers of War: The War of 1812 Diary of Susanna Merritt by Kit Pearson is about 12-year-old Susanna in the first few months of the war. I can definitely see how […]