I've been trying to read a bunch of contemporary YA books in the last couple of weeks to be able to make recommendations to a young family member.
Whenever I find myself unsure what to read, I always search for a book about someone who loves books and reading as much as I do. I think it's the unconscious desire to remind myself why I am so passionate about books. So, after slumping hard for quite some time, I was ready to start... Continue Reading →
Happy Pride and Prejudice Day! In celebration of the book birthday of my favourite Austen novel (January 28, 1813), I decided to write about one of the more recent adaptations that has been written for YA readers.
Have you ever heard of Postcrossing? Or the Letter Writers Alliance (LWA)? About a year ago my hobby of sending postcards to friends across Canada turned into a bit of an obsession. I went digging into the far corners of the internet to discover that good old snail mail is still alive and well. The... Continue Reading →
“So often, we pretend we’ve made a decision, when what we’ve really done is signed up to try until it gets too uncomfortable.”
The worlds of archeology and anthropology are absolutely fascinating to me. I would love to be able to go on an archaeological dig some day, but for now I'll have to live vicariously through the books I read.