Spring Reading

Yikes. I haven’t done a book review since the end of February. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading, although it has been harder with all my online writing. Here’s a quick overview of what’s been occupying my mind most evenings this spring. MARCH “The Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni I liked the […]

Books I read in February

It’s been almost four years since I moved to this small town in Bruce County. I’ll never forget that first month, and how quiet and still it was. Despite having a busy eight-month-old baby to care for, the days felt long and empty, and I struggled to find things to do. Holed up in a […]

Gilgamesh, my son’s literary hero

My oldest son A. has the typical four-year-old male’s obsession with violence of any kind. Despite my admonishments and countless reminders that “guns aren’t nice” and “please don’t talk like that,” his fascination and desire with all things violent seems to be innate. Every other mother I’ve spoken to verifies this fact, saying that no […]