Title: Notes of a Crocodile Author: Qiu Miaojin Translated by: Bonnie Huie Published by: NYRB Classics My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Violence, extortion, abusive relationships, homophobia "Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love,… Continue reading Review | Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin
I'm moving. This makes the third time in the last twelve months. So the borrowed bookshelf will be going on temporary haitus (again) while I pack my life back into boxes. I'll be back sometime in mid-March.
Short Fiction Reviews is a new thing I'm trying. I read a lot of short fiction, mainly from collections and anthologies, rather than stories published online. But often by the time I'm finished the book, I've read so many stories that it's hard to review it. So each week I'm going to try and do… Continue reading Short Fiction Reviews | The Week of January 22-28
Title: The Sun and Her Flowers Author: Rupi Kaur Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing My rating: 5 out of 5 stars Where I got the book: Public library Content warning: Rape The Sun and Her Flowers is Rupi Kaur's second book of poetry. I picked up her first book, Milk and Honey, last year when it exploded in… Continue reading Review | The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - The Left Hand of Darkness When I was 17 my dad handed me his worn copy of The Left Hand of Darkness. I never ended up reading it as a teenager, probably because the cover… Continue reading Blog | Dragons on the Wind of Morning
I started 2017 wanting to read more translated books, specifically books written by women. So at the end of 2017 I've read 31 books from 20 different countries, translated from 13 different languages. 25/31 books (80%) are written by women, 5 books written by men, and one mixed gender anthology. 2017 has felt like a… Continue reading Wrap-Up | Around the World in 2017
Another year, another Canadian Literature bingo. I managed to finish my last book the morning of December 31 over a cup of tea. I love this bingo challenge because the group on Goodreads has such great discussion and I read so many good books that I might have not picked up or would have let… Continue reading Wrap Up | CanLit Bingo 2017