Motherhood, by Sheila Heti

I recently was asked to consider a book review I enjoyed and ask myself why I enjoyed it---so I went straight to Sheila Heti's Motherhood. It made the Scotiabank Giller Prize Long List for this year, and is one of the two most engaging novels I've read in the last little while. It won out over Jeannie…

Continuing the Hunt for #ReadOctober

I made it through The Real Lolita: the Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel that Scandalized the World by Sarah Weinman and Elegy by Larry Lewis while I was away in Florida for Canadian Thanksgiving. I absolutely blasted through Lolita---it was fascinating to watch Weinman's moves in dissecting a theory that few other scholars had looked into or even…

The Hunt for #ReadOctober

So, to my chagrin, I did not make it all the way through my entire September Women Poets list---but I'm being gentle with myself. That list was 75 books by 61 different poets, and that's a lot of reading. So I'm moving into my next reading challenge: a multi-genre free-for-all that I have (because I'm…

Empty Set

Empty Set, by Verónica Gerber BicecciFor a few months last year, I was a Rumpus Monthly subscriber---I got a Double Box the first week of every month. One brand new piece of fiction, and one new collection of poetry. I loved it. (Still love it, but it's too pricey for me right now.) Empty Set, by…