Category Archives: Books

Book review – A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler

A Whole Life is a quiet story of a man’s life, from his early childhood to his last days. He, Egger, is one of those people whose life looks unremarkable, but feels extraordinary. Egger’s life is never easy and he … Continue reading

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Book review – The Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider

I don’t usually review graphic novels or collections of comics, but this one is a favourite that’ll be added to my small, permanent collection. The Shape of Ideas is the graphic version of all the best creativity books out there. … Continue reading

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Book review – Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

There are a lot of things that I could talk about in a review of Strange the Dreamer: the beautiful writing, the interesting characters, the fascinating premise, the consequences of the different powers the gods had, or the library (seriously! … Continue reading

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Get a hold of your shelf update

Oh, hey. I had a fully successful month, with regards to the #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, which was kind of nice. May’s challenge was to read the shortest book, so I read several. I pulled three short books and added a short … Continue reading

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Reading update, May 2017

I started May with almost 70 hours of audiobooks from the library. That’s a daunting number, even for an audiobook enthusiast who listens at about 1.5 speed. Thankfully, I returned one of the longer ones almost immediately because the production … Continue reading

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Book review – The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert

The Children’s Home, which was part of my May #getaholdofyourshelf challenge, is an odd little book that left me a bit confused, but it’s also a fascinating and engrossing story. It starts off with a disfigured man living in an … Continue reading

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Book review – Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Exit West is a book that’s hard to review because it’s so many things layered and intertwined. It starts with Saeed and Nadia’s love story and uses this as a means to help navigate us through the changes they face … Continue reading

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Book review – Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Today is the SavvyReader readathon. I was hesitant to participate, because 12 hours of reading seems like a hell of a lot. But, then I remembered that I have a million books to read and several of them were short. … Continue reading

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Get a Hold of My Shelf update

I bought about a million times more new books in April than I read (slight exaggeration). Emma, who started #getaholdofmyshelf, is trying to keep her books balanced (only acquiring as many as she reads). If I was doing the same … Continue reading

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Reading update, April 2017

April was a slow start for me, in terms of reading. Most books were finished in a mad rush in the last half of the month. And, most books were also audiobooks. It was just one of those months: I … Continue reading

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