I’ve recently started branching out into the world of poetry, and was excited to get a copy of Midlife Action Figure by Chris Banks. I was even more excited when I learned that he lives and writes in Waterloo Region, where I currently live.
July is finally here, which means it’s time to kick off my summer reading! I know it’s felt like summer for a few weeks already, but to me, summer will always be July and August; it’s one of those things from being a student that I just can’t shake. And making summer reading lists has always been something I’ve loved doing.
The Marrow Thieves was the best book I’ve read (so far) this year, and I need to tell you why.
Every bookworm has a stash of books they haven’t gotten around to reading yet, right? I can’t be the only one with this problem. In an effort to make myself more aware of my staggering TBR pile, I’ve decided to dedicate every Thursday moving forward to showcasing a book that I own but haven’t read yet. Please don’t judge me.
I’ve wanted a monthly book box subscription since I found out they existed, but finding a Canadian one that appealed to me was difficult. There were all kinds of awesome ones, but many were American-based and would have broken my budget after paying for international shipping and currency exchange. A few months ago, though, I found a new book box subscription based out of Toronto that was just beginning: Novel Editions.
I managed to find some time over the holidays to read a couple new books, but one of them was far more compelling than the others. I’m talking about Sleeping Giants, a debut novel (and the first in what will become a series) by Canadian author Sylvain Neuvel.