Monthly Archives: December 2015

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | BORN WEIRD – ANDREW KAUFMAN

  I thought this book was going to be quirky going into it, but I was still surprised. This is the story of the Weird family, five siblings whose lives have been overshadowed by unique character traits that have both protected and hamstringed them. We first meet Angie, who has been called to her grandmother’s sick bed. Annie Weird (Angie’s… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I WOULDN’T MIND SANTA LEAVING UNDER MY TREE

Only four more sleeps until Christmas! I’m still hoping for a Christmas miracle snowfall, but failing that, I’ll settle for some lovely rectangular packages strewn under the tree with my name on them. Here are a few of the titles I wouldn’t mind finding beneath the wrapping paper (though, of course, there are many more!):               Illuminae – Amie… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE QUEEN OF BRIGHT AND SHINY THINGS – ANN AGUIRRE

  I discovered Ann Aguirre via her Razorland Trilogy (Enclave, Outpost and Horde), which I started reading thanks to a tip from a fellow book lover on Twitter and ended up loving. So when this one came out, I just had to find out if her storytelling chops translate from fantasy to contemporary. Lucky for me, they do. Unlike the… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2015

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  2015 has been a pretty darn good reading year for me. Not only that, but it’s been varied – I’ve read great books from a whole bunch of different genres and styles. I mean really, it doesn’t get better than that! There were way more than 10 that stood out for me, but here are the ones I think… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | SHADOW AND BONE – LEIGH BARDUGO

  If you read YA books and haven’t been living under a rock, this series has been on your radar for a couple of years now. It’s been Tweeted about, quoted, squeed over and highly anticipated. As usual, I put off reading it because I’m wary of hype and worry that books won’t live up to their reputations. I finally… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | NEW-TO-ME AUTHORS I READ IN 2015

  I’ve had a great reading year this year, so I’ve got a lot of authors to choose from for this post. there are a few obvious picks, and then some that took me wonderfully by surprise. So let’s get down to it!               Michael Christie – If I Fall, If I Die Paula Hawkins – The Girl On… Read more »

MONTHLY WRAP-UP | NOVEMBER 2015

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  Well, another month has come and gone! Here in Canada that means the weather is getting chilly and Christmas is, well, pretty much everywhere. I’m a fan of Christmas, though, so no complaints here! I haven’t been reading my usual variety of books lately, but I have gotten through a fair number of cozy mysteries – a genre I… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #26

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  Looking back, I haven’t done a My Week On Wednesday post in about two months. Oops! That was not the plan. Here’s hoping I can get back to my regular scheduled posting going forward. Here’s what I got into over the past week: Just shelved:                   I’ve been very into the Agatha Raisin series by M.C…. Read more »