Review: Rampant

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund Killer Unicorns #1 Harper Teen 2009 Trade Paperback 402 pages YA Urban Fantasy

This is another book that’s taken me over two months to review, but while certain plot points are a bit fuzzy and some themes have slipped my mind, my overall impression of the book is still clear in […]

Review: The King's Bastard

The King’s Bastard by Rowena Cory Daniells The Chronicles of King Rolen’s King #1 Solaris 2010 Mass Market Paperback 640 pages Fantasy

This review isn’t going to be what the book deserves, because it’s been well over two months since I finished the book and it’s always hard to remember the things that you wanted […]

Reviews - all Erotica

Sadopaideia by Anonymous Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics 2009 (1907) Mass Market Paperback 250 pages Erotica; Classics

This has to be one of the weirdest books I’ve read in a while, in this genre at least. Cecil Pendergast is a young man who meets Muriel Harcourt, a young and pretty widow, at a ball and is […]

Review: Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream by George RR Martin Bantam Spectra 2004 (1982) Trade Paperback 334 pages Fantasy; Horror

It’s quite true: I’ve read one book by Martin previous to this one, and I was not a fan. In fact, I rather hated A Game of Thrones, and my criticisms of the book have drawn attacks on my […]

Reviews: all romance

I’m hoping this will be the last time I do a bunch of mini-reviews like this, but even after getting these out of the way (that’s seriously how it’s coming to feel), I’ll still have five full reviews to write up. So much for getting ahead!

Since I don’t always have a lot to say […]

Review: Come, Thou Tortoise

Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant Vintage Canada 2010 (2009) Trade Paperback 412 pages Fiction

This book became one of my favourites of 2010, and if there’s one book I would recommend to you right now, it would be this one. Quirky, clever, hilarious, original, poignant, touching, flat-out brilliant all comes to mind in describing […]

Reviews - 5 Picture Books

Continuing in my desire to get reviews up, I’m consolidating books by theme and doing shorter reviews. Not my preference, but I’d like to start the new year fresh! Here are the picture books I’ve read this month…

Olivia by Ian Falconer Scholastic Inc. 2001 (2000) Hardcover 36 pages Picture Book

Don’t you love it […]

Review: The Gin Closet

The Gin Closet by Leslie Jamison Free Press 2010 Hardcover 271 pages Fiction

Stella works as an assistant to a famous – and bitchy – writer; is having an affair with a married man, Louis; and takes care of her ailing grandmother, Lucy, whose decline in utter frailty shocks her. When her grandmother starts talking […]