Author Jewell Parker Rhodes recently spoke beautifully on diversity and character-driven stories.
Great music video promoting paper over digital books for The Book Man in Chilliwack.
“I’m all about them books, no Kindle”
An artist takes on the challenge of removing stigma by visually presenting the challenges of mental illness by creating 1 drawing a day for 100 days.
Paperback, 411 pages Published May 7th 2015 by Macmillan Children’s Books Source: Publisher The Lie Tree is the third title I have read by British author Frances Hardinge and I am as struck with it as I was by the other two. But first, the premise. Faith and her family move to an unnamed island […]
Hardcover, 216 pages Published May 5th 2015 by Laurence King Publishing Source: Raincoast Books This compendium of picturebooks* is as the backcopy describes it: “a visual feast.” Martin Salisbury who collected the titles is careful not to attach any absolutes to this list (it’s 100 Great instead of 100 Best) and I appreciated that because […]
The Cover Wars – where we judge books by their covers and their back copy. It’s honestly what we all do when we go to bookstores and libraries – and it’s honestly surprising how much we actually judge a book by it’s cover! Join in in the comments! 🙂 Set amidst the red soil and […]
The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, home to djenn and ghuls, holy warriors and heretics, are at the boiling point of a power struggle between the iron-fisted Khalif and the mysterious master thief known as the Falcon Prince. In the midst of this brewing rebellion a series of brutal supernatural murders strikes at the heart of the […]
When we decided to have a Reverse Crossover Month, my first thought was of all the oldie goldies written over the past two centuries or so. You know the ones: Little Women, Treasure Island, Robinson Crusoe, Anne of Green Gables and the like; books written not for children but for the whole family, read enthusiastically and unabashedly by adults (shame […]
Hardcover, 368 pages Published August 6th 2013 by William Morrow Source: Personal Copy In some parts of Asia, if young men die without getting married, their relatives try to find them brides who are usually young women who have also died without getting married. I believe this may be an archaic tradition and is not […]
Hardcover, 40 pages Expected publication: June 2nd 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watson is the story of a rude cake. It is the first time I’ve seen a personified cake. A sentient cake and all I wanted to do was take a bite out of it. So this unnamed cake, […]
The Top Ten Tuesday meme brought to your screens by The Broke and the Bookish 🙂 Janet All time favourite books? Why not ask me to choose a favourite song, or a favourite tree, or a favourite flower, or a favourite colour, or a favourite food, or a favourite star? Also, my life is not […]
Last year around the same time, I deviated from the monthly theme and brought comic and webcomic recommendations from Van CAF. Apparently, this is about to be an annual tradition because I attended this year’s Van CAF too. It was disorientingly huge! Twice the number of guests and a second room to adventure in. Also, I attended the event […]