Author Archives: Rain City Reads

READING CHALLENGE | BOOKS ON THE NIGHTSTAND BINGO

  Okay, so I’ve basically forgotten about all the reading challenges I enthusiastically signed up for at the beginning of the year (except for the Goodreads challenge, but let’s face it, that pretty much takes care of itself as long as you track what you’re reading on Goodreads). But my friend Julianne who blogs over at the brilliant Outlandish Lit… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT’S IN A NAME?

  The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | MY FAVOURITE TOPICS

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Ten Favourite Top Ten Tuesday Topics. I’ve been doing this link-up for a whiiiiiiiile now, and I honestly couldn’t even list ten topics off the top of my head, but here are a few that jumped out from as far back as I could handle looking: Deliciously… Read more »

MONTHLY WRAP-UP | MAY 2015

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  Can you believe it’s June already? I certainly can’t! Whether I feel like it’s summer or not, the weather certainly seems to be warming up – right now I’m eating ice cream and sitting in front of a fully cranked fan. Phew, it’s warm! Which is surprising considering that I’m on the west coast of Canada, where it’s normally… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #14

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:                   I’m excited to finally shelve these books. I enjoyed reading about Bill Murray, but… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  In this personal, eloquently-argued essay — adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively on her own experiences and her deep understanding of the often masked realities of sexual politics,… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #13

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  My Week On Wednesday is a weekly link-up post in which I share with you what I’ve been reading, what I’m reading next, and any other bookish stuff I enjoyed in the past week! (Click on book images to view Goodreads page.) Just shelved:           This is two weeks in one, since I missed last week because I was… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | DELICIOUSLY TRAGIC BOOKS

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a freebie, so I get to pick my own topic. Having read a few emotional books this year, I started thinking about the fact that despite (because of?) how emotionally traumatizing they were, these are the books that I remember most vividly and recommend most fervently. So… Read more »

STACKING THE SHELVES | #72

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  Time to look at the books I added to my shelves this week with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! Not necessarily books I bought – also includes books I borrowed, was given or otherwise ended up with. Weeks I don’t buy any books I’ll scramble around my shelves and find some I haven’t shared in an StS… Read more »

RELEASE DAY REVIEW | BOO – NEIL SMITH

  From Neil Smith, author of the award-winning, internationally acclaimed story collection Bang Crunch, comes a dark but whimsical debut novel about starting over in the afterlife in the vein of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones. When Oliver “Boo” Dalrymple wakes up in heaven, the eighth-grade science geek thinks he died of a heart defect at his school. But soon… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | AUTHORS I WOULD LOVE TO MEET

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Authors I’d Love To Meet. Well, I mean I’d love to meet pretty much all of them. But here are some of the top ones that come to mind: J.K. Rowling I have so much admiration for this lady. Not only the wonderful worlds she… Read more »