Book Review: Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie

Songs in Ursa Major by Emma Brodie is a story about Jane Quinn and her rise to fame as a musician. After Jesse Reid can’t perform due to an accident, Jane and her band are asked to perform in his place at the Bayleen Island Folk Fest. The performance was an instant classic, and catapulted…

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Book Review: Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The second book I read in my Giller Prize reading challenge was Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. When purchasing this book, I didn’t know much about it. Typically, I don’t like reading summaries of books because sometimes they spoil the whole thing. However before reading, I knew it was a book about slavery, but it…

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Book Review: How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa

How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa was the first book I read in 2021. It’s a short story collection that explores the lives of various different people, ranging from older women to teenaged girls. Many of the characters are from Laos who have immigrated to Canada. Thammavongsa is Lao herself, and showcases many of…

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Book Review: Ulysses by James Joyce

How do I count the ways that Ulysses by James Joyce challenged me? It seems like a fleeting task trying to condense a 933 page book into a blog post, but I’ll try. While reading Ulysses, I went on a roller coaster ride of enjoyment, confusion, and outright dread. Many moments in the novel, I…

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Book Review: Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

Eva Luna by Isabel Allende is a book I only learned about this year, but I’m do glad that I did. Surprisingly, the first time I’ve ever heard of this book was from the Rory Gilmore challenge. Isabel Allende has appeared in Jane The Virgin, a show I love, but I somehow either missed writing…

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Book Review: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

One book that I was genuinely excited to pick up for the Rory Gilmore challenge, was Little Women by Lousia May Alcott. I somehow went through life and never picked this book up before. The novel is targeted towards younger readers, so it’s a possibility that I disregarded it when I was older. Little Women…

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What I Read in July, and Why I Failed

July is officially over, and with that, comes another July wrap up. July was a pathetic reading month for me. It probably was one of the worst reading months I’ve had in years. Before the BookTubeAThon started, I only read 2 books this month. That is unacceptable in my eyes. I think July was just…

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Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

It’s halfway through the year, so I thought I would do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag. In the tag you answer questions about books you’ve read during the first half of the year. I read 24 books in the past 7 months, which is way behind my reading goal for the year. I’m…

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Review

In June, I read Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. I’ve been wanting to read Gay’s work for a long time, but I never had the chance before. I have seen her books at bookstores for a while, but there was always other books that caught my attention more. However, the last time I stepped into…

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What I Read in May and June 2018

Since I didn’t share what I read last month, I thought I would include it into my June wrap up. May was an alright reading month compared to June. After reading Mexico in May, I lost all motivation to read. The book was awful to say the least, so I just wanted to avoid reading…

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