Midweek Mini Reviews #2

Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life by Sayed Kashua Having lived in Israel, where I definitely felt like an outsider, this collection of columns from Israeli-Arab author and journalist, Sayed Kashua had me intrigued. This was because during my time in Israel while I encountered various types of people, I rarely interacted with any Arabs […]

Book Review | Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History by Sam Maggs

Authour: Sam Maggs Format: E-galley Publication date: October 4th 2016 Publisher: Quirk Books Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: I’m a total history buff and I love learning about kick butt women whose accomplishments have been mostly lost to history, thus this book was the ideal read for me. Furthermore, […]

Book Review | Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace by Jessica Bennett

Authour: Jessica¬†Bennett Format: ARC; 293 pages Publication date: September 13th 2016 Publisher: Harper Wave Publisher Social Media: Twitter/Facebook/SavvyReader/ Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: I first heard about Jessica Bennett’s Feminist Fight Club from this quite epic book trailer, where a woman has to “defeat” various scenarios/rounds in a video […]

Book Review | The Name Therapist by Duana Taha

Authour: Duana Taha Format: ARC, 347 pages Publication date: April 5th 2016 Publisher: Random House Canada Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: What’s in a name? According to the authour of The Name Therapist there’s a whole lot. To be honest, I never had any issues with my name growing up, it’s […]

Book Review | Pen & Palate: Mastering the Art of Adulthood, with Recipes by Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen

Authour: Lucy Madison and Tram Nguyen Format: ARC, 287 pages Publication date: May 31st 2016 Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: For those of you who aren’t aware, “Words of Mystery” is in reality currently compose of two of us. Though she is less […]

Book Review | How Can I Help? A Week in My Life as a Psychiatrist by David Goldbloom & Pier Bryden

Authour: David Goldbloom and Pier Bryden Format: ARC, 367 pages Publication date: February 23rd 2016 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Canada Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: You are not alone. These words are something we take for granted and it’s only when mental illness hits close to home and we […]

Book Review | Gratitude by Oliver Sacks

Authour: Oliver Sacks Format: Hardcover, 45 pages Publication date: November 24th 2015 Publisher: Knopf Canada Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “When people die, they cannot be replaced. They  leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate-the genetics and neural fate-of every human being to be a […]

Book Review | Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Authour: Mindy Kaling Format: Hardcover, 228 pages Publication date: September 15th 2015 Publisher: Crown Archetype Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “If you’ve got it, flaunt it. And if you don’t? Flaunt it. Cause what are we doing here if we’re not flaunting it?.” (p. 202) For her first book, […]

Book Review | The Book of Wanderings: A Mother-Daughter Pilgrimage by Kimberly Meyer

Authour: Kimberly Meyer Format: Hardcover, 354 pages Publication date: March 24th 2015 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “Some say we are all pilgrims. Pilgrims, from the Latin peregrini–per, ‘through’; ager, ‘field, land, country.’ We’re wanderers and strangers, foreigners, aliens, exiles. We’re on a journey, […]

Book Review | The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs

Authour: Sam Maggs Format: Hardcover, 207 pages Publication date: May 12th 2015 Publisher: Quirk Books Source: Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review: “Every fangirl is different. Her very identity as a fangirl is predicated on the fandom that gives her all the feels.” (p. 16) When I first heard that this […]