Valentine’s Day for Book Lovers

We’ve never been the couple to celebrate Valentines Day, but for some reason, I love making these ‘wish lists’. So, if you’re looking for gift ideas for the book-lover in your life here are a few that have made it to the top of my ‘wish list’! These enamel pins by Book Riot! There are some wonderful Edgar Allan Poe ones, but I found this set particularly endearing. Janemount on Etsy has a beautiful collection of bookish pins too (including a seven Harry Potter ones!). When I was in Omaha to see Stephen King speak I finally found a store that …

Timing is everything

My life is riddled with coincidences, signs, and nudges. Every other day I find myself exclaiming, “Isn’t it weird how that worked out!?”. My husband just gives me the same look, it’s a look he has customized specifically for situations like this as they happen so frequently. After ten years together, I can confidently say he’s not as firm a believer in ‘signs’ as I am. Nonetheless, these little nudges I’m given, sometimes daily, are now so frequent, every so often I’m able to turn him into a believer. I’ve always had the attitude that if I just work my …

Book Review : The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver

Book : The Poisonwood Bible – 543 pps Author : Barbara Kingsolver Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers 1999 Amazon : The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel I have been putting this review off for weeks.  I have no idea why.  My notes have been sitting on my desk since I finished the novel and I have been meaning to write this but just… haven’t.  So now that it’s 3:23am and the fireplace that keeps my office warm won’t start (it’s a brisk 16C in here right now) and the wind is screaming outside my window (welcome to Spring in Saskatchewan) and I’ve decided …