Welcome! It's #IMWAYR time again, when bloggers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to. Kathryn hosts the adult version of this meme at Book Date. Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers host the kidlit rendition. These are fabulous places to start your search for what to read next.
What's really obvious in this book is that these two brothers love each other. It's also clear that they are just right being who they are.
While reading this I couldn't help but wonder if these two brothers will solve any more mysteries.
In the back matter King talks about how the story is based on his younger brother, who, now an adult, is doing just fine. He also discusses the diagnostic term Aspergers. It's no longer used in the USA because of Hans Asperger's work with the NAZI's, but unfortunately, is still used here in Canada.
Enemies (Berrybrook Middle School #4) by Svetlana Chmakova September 27, 2022 🍁
This might not be my favourite, but I really like this series.
In this one we see two girls trying to come up with a viable business plan in order to win a contest. As with the other books, the characters have much to learn about themselves and others. In the end, the winning or losing is secondary.
This collection of short stories focus around a group of medical students, Fitz, Ming, Chen, and Sri, and follows them once they are doctors. It's brilliant look into the profession. It's full of romance, plenty of dark humour, and a few terrifying moments.
I really appreciated learning more about the Doukhobor history of the Kootenays. I wish there was more explicit details about how their successful way of life was destroyed by the government. Unfortunately what we see here is the after effects of it.
I admit though that I am getting tired of the conflicted romantic relationship.
I am addicted to this series. I love the integration of Canadian history and place. I'm thankful to see something positive come out of the romantic piece.
Marilla Wex does a brilliant job as narrator.
This was a great read. Readers are returned to England where Inspector Darling has been framed for murder. Lane is ready to do almost anything to get him released. At the same time, Ames is on his own to figure out who murdered an elderly woman.
The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth, #3) by N.K. Jemisin & Robin Miles (Narrator) August 15, 2017
This was as brilliant an ending to this trilogy as could be imagined. I would give it more stars if I could.
I'm not sure I can ever read fantasy again after finishing this book. I suspect nothing will compare. It's the holy grail of fantasy writing. It might just be the pinnacle of all writing.
Kate Beaton is brilliant. When I finally sat down to read this, I didn't stop till it was done. This memoir spans the years she spent working in Northern Alberta in the Oil Sands. Being one of the few women there made for emotionally exhausting and even traumatic experiences.
The raw pain of loss resonates equally. It took me back over three decades ago to the death of my own father and opened old wounds. It isn't full of global cultural and historical connections like Didion's is, but it does address the ones specific to Nigeria.
Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel September 6th 2022 🍁
A Green Velvet Secret by Vicki Grant 🍁