Book report extra #3* (2022)

A Match Made for Murder, by Iona Whishaw. Pub 2020 Book 7 in the Lane Winslow series features the honeymoon of the Darlings, as well as the emergence of leadership from newly minted Sergeant Ames. The Darlings head to Tuscon, AZ for their honeymoon and, as one would expect from Lane, murder and mystery abound.... Continue Reading →

Book report extra #1* (2022)

A Sorrowful Sanctuary, by Iona Whishaw. Pub 2018 Book 5 in the Lane Winslow series looks at yet another slice of early 20th century Canada, bringing a national story to a local setting in King's Cove, BC. In this story, Whishaw explores the difficult history of displaced persons and enemy aliens, especially in the form... Continue Reading →

2022 Reading Challenge

Another year, another list. 2022's reading list takes us to 37 items, with some more new categories to keep things interesting. The list is below. For this year, we removed the category "new genre" (after a few years, there were no more genres to choose from), and added an old favourite, a prize-winner (Nobel, Pulitzer,... Continue Reading →

Book report #15 (2021)

Maxwell's Demon, by Steven Hall. Pub 2021 This was a surprise find for me at the bookstore last month. I was looking for a copy of Hall's Raw Shark Texts that I read a few years ago to send to a friend (my own copy was a Kindle version). When I went online to order... Continue Reading →

Book report #12 (2021)

A Killer in King's Cove, by Iona Whishaw. Pub 2016 I was tempted by this book due to a window display of this book series, and attracted to the idea of a local-ish setting for murder mystery. I determined which was the first book in the series, and treated myself to a new book for... Continue Reading →

2021 Reading Challenge

Another year, another list. 2021's reading list takes us to 34 items, with some more new categories to keep things interesting. The list is below. This year we combined play and poetry into a single category, and added a book from high school or university, a book about politics or history, and a book with... Continue Reading →

2020 Reading Challenge – summary

I don't know why I haven't done this before - a summary of the year's reading. Perhaps I've just gotten more organized in recent year. Here's the final book list for 2020: 1 – Body part in title Any Human Heart – William Boyd 2 – Published before 1939 Mrs. Dalloway – Virginia Woolf 3... Continue Reading →

Book report #30 (2020)

A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles. Pub 2016 This book was suggested by a friend, and since a book with a place name in the title was still unticked on my list, I decided to give a shot. I was initially daunted by the book length, but got over that soon enough. By page... Continue Reading →

Book report #26 (2020)

Always Home, by Fanny Singer. Pub 2020 This book was an unexpected birthday gift from a friend living in California. She knows of my love of good writing and good food (and of the annual reading challenge), and after reading some favourable reviews of this book, she kindly sent it my way. It came along... Continue Reading →

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