Canadian, Classics, Cross over, Fairytales, Ghost story, Gothic, middle grade, Mystery, Personal Faves, Spectacular Illustrations, YA

Feeling Halloweenish: 4 Spooky Books

It's my favourite time of year! Pumpkins, black cats everywhere, clever costumes, and amazing ghost stories. What's not to love about Halloween? Here is a round-up of some spooky, atmospheric and down-right terrifying books perfect for those of us who wait all year for October: The Swallow by Charis Cotter If you've read Summer Days,… Continue reading Feeling Halloweenish: 4 Spooky Books

Cross over, Historical Fiction, YA

YA to the Rescue: On Therese Casgrain & A Mad, Wicked Folly

This disturbing piece of news about the Harper government erasing Canadian feminist and women's rights activist Therese Casgrain's name from an award (not to mention that her image was also removed from the $50 bill in 2012) made me feel many things. Angry, obviously. But also disappointed, uneasy, and incredulous. It's easy to take the… Continue reading YA to the Rescue: On Therese Casgrain & A Mad, Wicked Folly

Canadian, Scholarly, Writing

Putting on my Scholar’s Cap: My Contribution to Knowing Their Place

Once upon a time I was a bright-eyed Master's student in the University of British Columbia's MA in Children's Literature program. I have said it before and I'll say it again, enrolling in this program was the best decision of my life. It has led to all sorts of wonderful opportunities for me, including my… Continue reading Putting on my Scholar’s Cap: My Contribution to Knowing Their Place