Book Review: Cathedral by Ben Hopkins

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: CathedralAuthor: Ben HopkinsPublisher: Europa EditionsPublication Date: January 21, 2021ISBN: 9781609456115 Synopsis from Goodreads:At the center of this story is the Cathedral. Its design and construction in the 13th and 14th centuries in the Rhineland town of Hagenburg unites a vast array ofContinue reading “Book Review: Cathedral by Ben Hopkins”

Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Just Last NightAuthor: Mhairi McFarlanePublisher: William MorrowPublication Date: May 4, 2021ISBN: 9780063036857 Synopsis from Goodreads:Eve, Justin, Susie, and Ed have been friends since they were teenagers. Now in their thirties, the four are as close as ever, Thursday night bar trivia isContinue reading “Book Review: Just Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane”

Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: XOXOAuthor: Axie OhPublisher: Harper TeenPublication Date: July 13, 2021ISBN: 9780063025011 Synopsis from Goodreads:Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s theContinue reading “Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh”

Book Review: Show Me the Honey by Dave Doroghy

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Show Me the Honey: Adventures of an Accidental ApiaristAuthor: Dave DoroghyPublisher: Touchwood EditionsPublication Date: ISBN: 9781771513227 Synopsis:When Dave Doroghy’s sisters gives him 15,000 honeybees for Christmas he is thrown head-first into the trials and tribulations of caring for a fascinating, if frustrating,Continue reading “Book Review: Show Me the Honey by Dave Doroghy”

Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: ReverieAuthor: Ryan La SalaPublication Date: December 3, 2019Publisher: Sourcebooks FireISBN: 9781492682660 Synopsis from Goodreads:All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why hisContinue reading “Book Review: Reverie by Ryan La Sala”

Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: The WagersAuthor: Sean MichaelsPublisher: Random House CanadaPublication Date: September 2019ISBN: 9780735278110 Synopsis from Goodreads:Theo Potiris is a grocer and a comedian who never repeats his jokes. After 15 years of open mikes, he’s still waiting for his break. When two other loved-onesContinue reading “Book Review: The Wagers by Sean Michaels”

Review: Petit Collage Wooden Toys

Recently I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a few wooden toys from Petit Collage, generously sent to my by Raincoast Books. I have to first say that these toys are just beautiful, both in design and construction. I received the Happy Bear Wooden Stacker, the Busy Tree Wooden Twist Puzzle, and the Animals + BabiesContinue reading “Review: Petit Collage Wooden Toys”

Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Faraway ThingsAuthor: David EggersIllustrator: Kelly MurphyPublisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: June 8, 2021ISBN: 9780316492195 Synopsis from Goodreads:Lucian’s father called them faraway things, those mysterious objects orphaned upon the windswept shore, their stories long lost in the shroud of ocean fog.Continue reading “Book Review: Faraway Things by David Eggers”

Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: hello (from here)Authors: Chandler Baker and Wesley KingPublisher: DialPublication Date: September 7, 2021ISBN: 9780593326121 Synopsis from Goodreads:Maxine and Jonah meet in the canned goods aisle just as California is going into lockdown. Max’s part-time job as a personal grocery shopper is aboutContinue reading “Book Review: hello (from here) by Chandler Baker and Wesley King”

Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Down WorldAuthor: Rebecca PhelpsPublisher: Wattpad BooksPublication Date: March 30, 2021ISBN: 9781989365595 Synopsis from Goodreads:As the site of a former military base, there have always been rumors that East Township High School was the site of experiments with space and time. As theContinue reading “Book Review: Down World by Rebecca Phelps”