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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What I Read in January and February 2021

A little bit late in posting this, but I still want to do monthly wrap-ups on my blog. The first month of 2021 ended up being a great reading month, even thought I didn’t read a lot of books. I ended up reading almost 1,000 pages with 3 books completely read. I did read a…

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2021 Book Releases I’m Excited About

My birthday was about a week ago, and I started thinking about the different books I want to read this year. I’m already wanting to read all of the Giller Prize winning books, but there’s never enough books for a bookworm is there? With each new year comes new books, and I’ve been looking to…

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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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My Reading Goals for 2021

Like many of you, I am thinking of the reading goals I want to accomplish in 2021. Usually I keep my reading goals fairly simple and easy to complete. However, this year I want to up the ante by having multiple goals going on at the same time. Will this backfire on me? Possibly, but…

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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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10 Bookish Gifts for Bookworms

It’s that time of year again where the snow is beginning to fall, and you haven’t started holiday shopping yet. Not only that, but you have a bookworm on your list that seems to have every book ever written on their bookshelf. That’s why I’m here to help you find some great bookish items for…

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What I Read in October (2020)

Another month has come and gone, and with it another successful reading month. Since I’ve been behind on my reading goals for the year, I’ve been stepping up my reading. I’m officially now at 38 books read out of the 52 I want to read. That’s only 14 more books to go, which is an…

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Books to Read if you Loved Emily in Paris

If you’ve been anywhere on the internet lately, you would have seen at least one person talk about Emily in Paris. It’s a new show on Netflix that chronicles Emily Cooper’s emergence in the French marketing world. It’s a really fun show, with lots of laughs, love, and amazing fashion. After binge watching the show…

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Spooky Season Reads

It’s officially fall, and with it’s arrival, what better way to celebrate it than with a whole bunch of books? I was looking at my bookshelf for books to recommend this fall, and surprisingly, I have a lot of books to recommend. With this list, I gravitated toward books that have a more spooky, Halloween…

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