My favourite read of 2019 was Marianne Power’s Help Me: One Woman’s Quest to Find Out if Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life. In this nonfiction page turner, freelance writer Marianne Power recounts her "year of self-help", in which she studied and followed a different self-help book every month for a year. Without giving away … Continue reading Self-help books shouldn’t stress you out
Almost everyone I know wishes they read more. In the age of scrolling, streaming and packed schedules, picking up a book and sticking with it can seem like a daunting task. Even though I love books, my own “to read” stack has been growing for years, and I’ve had a hard time sticking with a … Continue reading Audiobooks for the soul
"Beware of Doors." I recently popped into an Indigo in downtown Toronto and found a four book box-set of Neil Gaiman paperbacks for $12.95. It was the exact same feeling you get when when you find out that the perfect cardigan you've had your eyes on is suddenly 50% off. I basically threw my money … Continue reading Neverwhere Forever
More than five years after first reading it, I decided to once again pick up Kazuo Ishiguro's critically-acclaimed novel Never Let Me Go. A surprisingly dark coming-of-age story about three friends growing up in England - first at a progressive and arts-focused private school called Hailsham, and later in a group of isolated cottages - before … Continue reading Told and Not Told
I spent this weekend completely reorganizing my bookshelves. I have a lot of books, mostly thanks to growing up in an academic household (my parents are professors) and of course because of my English degree. I also have a bit of a book obsession. I've acquired books over the years by purchasing them on a whim, … Continue reading Bookshelves
One of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite poems in one of my favourite books.