This is not a crime novel. This is a very literary novel exploring what happens after a young girl disappears, and is never found. What happens to the town over time as this incident becomes part of their collective history.
I am the Vancouver ambassador for the Badass HERStory project. Badass HERStory is a craftivism project meant to empower individuals, build community, and reshape narrative. It intends to honor the stories and voices of all women, female-identified, and gender non-binary humans.
Two sisters are forever impacted by the events of their childhood in Russia. The story of Anna Grieve and her fragile older sister, Esther, begins in Russia in the 1880s. The vicious persecution of Jews has come to such a… Continue Reading →
From the curious (and debauched) mind of Jason Shiga, known for high-concept graphic novels, comes Demon: a four-volume magnum opus about the unspeakable chaos that one indestructible man can unleash on the world—and the ridiculous body count he leaves behind…. Continue Reading →
I remember the first readathon, and loving Dewey’s blog. It’s crazy to think that her little idea is now 10 years old, and she’s been gone for so long. What a legacy! I loved being part of that book blogging… Continue Reading →
I wanted to read An Extraordinary Destiny after hearing Shekhar Paleja read in May at a Read Local BC event. I guess Paleja’s theatre background shone through, as he did accents and voices for different characters, and delivered the subtle… Continue Reading →
Usually I like to take a lot of time to process my thoughts after panels and workshops. However, with all these thoughts running around my head, I wanted to at least record some of the initial discussion that took place… Continue Reading →
I don’t recall how I initially heard about His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae by Graeme Macrae Burnet, but it was probably when the Man Booker longlist was released in July. EarlyWord, a librarian book… Continue Reading →
When I first moved out on my own, I only had a few spices, and would buy new ones as needed. My initial solution was perfect went I only had about a dozen and wanted to keep them fresh in… Continue Reading →
Homegoing read like a series of interconnected short stories, vignettes into the lives and struggles of these people. It was powerful, striking, and made me crave so much more.
A local community group, Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space, saw my display at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire back in June. They got in touch interested in using the #YASVB project as inspiration to create another series of events. Thus, the… Continue Reading →
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman grabbed me with its name and cover design before I even knew what it was about. Yes, I’m that much of a book nerd. But, as I began to read the synopsis about a… Continue Reading →
I’ll be attending the annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire on June 11-12, 2016 at the PNE Forum. 3D Printer Village at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014 I’ve attended the event a few times and there are always some really neat… Continue Reading →
The Vancouver Edition of the You Are So Very Beautiful Project took place on Sunday, February 7, and it went fantastically. It was a small gathering, but I know that the few people who joined me were really receptive. I… Continue Reading →
Update: I have made a Facebook event for the Vancouver Edition art drop. I recently read about the You Are So Very Beautiful Project, having admired and followed Betsy Greer‘s craftivism work for many years. For those unfamiliar with the… Continue Reading →
I had leftover applesauce from Hanukkah, and it (unfortunately) wasn’t the nice homemade stuff. It was basic, store-bought, unsweetened applesauce. And because I prefer savoury latkes with sourcream and chives, there was most of a jar left over. I decided… Continue Reading →