Book Review: Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things

* I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Craftfulness Authors: Rosmary Davidson and Arzu Tahsin Publisher: Appetite by Random House Publication Date: January 29, 2019 ISBN: 9780525610427 Synopsis from Goodreads:Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making thingsContinue reading “Book Review: Craftfulness: Mend Yourself by Making Things”

Book review: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Killing Commendatore Author: Haruki Murakami Publisher: Doubleday Canada Publication Date: October 9, 2018 ISBN: 9780385690690 Synopsis from Goodreads:In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of aContinue reading “Book review: Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami”

Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Our Homesick Songs Author: Emma Hooper Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada Publication Date: August 7, 2018 ISBN 9780735232723 Synopsis from Goodreads: The Connor family is one of the few still left in their idyllic fishing village, Big Running, Newfoundland; after the fishContinue reading “Book Review: Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper”

Review: The Way the Light Bends

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Way the Light Bends Author: Cordelia Jensen Publisher: Philomel Books Publication Date: March 27, 2018 ISBN: 9780399547447 Synopsis from Goodreads: Virtual twins Linc and Holly were once extremely close. But while artistic, creative Linc is her parents’ daughter biologically, it’s smart,Continue reading “Review: The Way the Light Bends”

Review: The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Astonishing Color of After Author: Emily X. R. Pan Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 20, 2018 ISBN:  9780316463997 Synopsis from Goodreads: Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide,Continue reading “Review: The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan”

Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Strays Author: Emily Bitto Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Canada Publication Date: January 3, 2017 ISBN: 9781455537723 Synopsis from Goodreads: On her first day at a new school, Lily befriends one of the daughters of infamous avant-garde painter Evan Trentham. Lily has never experiencedContinue reading “Review: The Strays by Emily Bitto”

Review: The End by Anna by Adam Zachary

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The End by Anna Author: Adam Zachary Publisher: Metatron Publication Date: November 1, 2016 ISBN: 9781988355023 Synopsis on Goodreads: Anna’s greatest artwork would have also been her last: live-streaming her death of exposure on a remote stretch of tundra. Part loveContinue reading “Review: The End by Anna by Adam Zachary”

Blog Tour: These Good Hands by Carol Bruneau

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: These Good Hands Author: Carol Bruneau Publisher: Cormorant Books Publication Date: April 1, 2015 ISBN: 9781770864276 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in the early autumn of 1943, These Good Hands interweaves the biography of French sculptor Camille Claudel and the story of theContinue reading “Blog Tour: These Good Hands by Carol Bruneau”

Review: Pretty Deadly Vol. 1

 Title: Pretty Deadly Vol. 1 Author: Kelly Sue Deconnick Illustrators: Emma Rios, Jordie Bellaire Publisher: Image Comics Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-607069-62-1   Synopsis from Goodreads: KELLY SUE DeCONNICK (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and EMMA RÍOS (Dr. Strange, Osborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman withContinue reading “Review: Pretty Deadly Vol. 1”

Beautiful Artwork in Isabel Greenberg’s “The Encyclopedia of Early Earth”

The best thing about Isabel Greenberg’s “The Encyclopedia of Early Earth” is the beautiful artwork that fills this graphic novel. Using a mix of ink and watercolour, Greenberg’s artistic touch bring this book alive. It is not filled with vibrant colours, however the watercolours bring life to the vast seas, the bright fires, and theContinue reading “Beautiful Artwork in Isabel Greenberg’s “The Encyclopedia of Early Earth””