Wanderers Of Time by John Wyndham

John Wyndham’s novels, and his short stories too, always impress me with their quietness. His stories seem to silently uncoil themselves out of the deep darkness of our future fears and steadily push… Continue reading

The Death Of Grass by John Christopher

People like to daydream about the end of the world, and about the preparations they would make. Right? It’s not just me? That’s what post-apocalyptic fiction is, and why it’s so enjoyable to… Continue reading

A King Of Infinite Space by Allen Steele

This is one of those pleasant and highly entertaining books that begs to be described as a romp through something. In this case, it’s a romp through late 1990s pop culture and 2090s… Continue reading

The Baby-Sitters Club #4: Mary Anne Saves The Day by Ann M. Martin

Not only does Mary Anne save the day, but we also get introduced to Dawn. Dawn! When I was a kid, I didn’t appreciate how this series shaped itself and came together over… Continue reading

The Baby-Sitters Club #3: The Truth About Stacey by Ann M. Martin

Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne and Stacey are back in form as excellent role models learning great lessons in this third entry in the Baby-Sitters Club series. I like that the back of the… Continue reading

The Baby-Sitters Club #2: Claudia And The Phantom Phone Calls by Ann M. Martin

Value Village may be my new favourite store. I just found numbers 2-30 of Sweet Valley High, 2-10 of Sweet Valley Twins, plus the next 3 books in The Baby-Sitters Club series there… Continue reading

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Maybe it’s because this was the second young adult book about teen suicide I’ve read in a row, and the last one was fantastic and so believably captured teenage life and death even… Continue reading

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

His hands inch over my stomach and his fingers are pulling at the underwire of my bra. He’s not very good with bras. He’s not that good with breasts in general, actually. I… Continue reading

The Twelve by Justin Cronin

The first book in this trilogy, The Passage, showed so much literary promise that it was all the more disappointing when it didn’t deliver. With this second book, all aspirations to greatness have… Continue reading

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

I found this book in a hotel room in Hawaii during my recent vacation. Free book, score! I got halfway through it before I forgot it in another hotel’s bathroom, so I had… Continue reading

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