Books Archives

  1. Spiders of Toronto
  2. Coming January 31, 2023:
    Simon Sort of Says, by Erin Bow
  3. They Walked Like Capitalists
    Clifford Simak's They Walked Like Men Reviewed
  4. "There Are Monsters in the Sea"
    Eliza and her Monsters Reviewed.
  5. A Comedy of Manners
    That Inevitable Victorian Thing Reviewed
  6. Osgoode as Gold
  7. My Dear Watson
    A Study in Charlotte Reviewed
  8. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Reviewed.
  9. Tell Me a Story
    Kate Milford's The Green Glass House Reviewed.
  10. A Hero's Journey
    J.M. Frey's The Untold Tale Reviewed
  11. The Art of Scorpions
  12. The Machine Stops
  13. Ruth Graham is Embarrassed that You Like Young Adult Novels So Much.
  14. Do You Ever Get the Impression that the Makers of this Book Series Have Given Up?
  15. Vivian Reads
  16. An Honest Assessment of What Star Wars Really Is
  17. Promoting Some Interesting Projects
  18. A Cover Reveal of Sorrow's Knot, by Erin Bow
  19. Hamlet Rewritten as a Choose Your Own Adventure Book
  20. Kate Thompson's The New Policeman Reviewed
  21. Angels and Tigers and Clowns, Oh My!
    Jon Berkeley's The Palace of Laughter Reviewed
  22. Rebuilding the Library at Slave Lake
  23. Huzzah! (Philip Reeve's Larklight Reviewed)
  24. Rebel/Wayfarer Reviewed
  25. Plain Kate Reviewed in the New York Times
  26. Some Long Overdue Writing Business
  27. The Devil Came Down to Missouri
    Kate Milford's The Boneshaker Reviewed
  28. A Sense of Closure
    I Shall Wear Midnight, Reviewed
  29. For Queen and Country
    The Hunchback Assignments, books one and two, reviewed
  30. Um... Who's Driving? (The Story, I Mean)
  31. Erin Launches Plain Kate at Waterloo's Words Worth Books This Afternoon
  32. A Guest Blog by Darby Christopher
  33. The Crowfield Curse Reviewed
  34. Oh, to be Banned in Alabama
  35. Scholastic Unveils Book Trailer for Plain Kate
  36. What is Steampunk?
  37. Updates on My Life
  38. Stoneheart Reviewed
  39. Flora Segunda
  40. If We Can Make It Here...
  41. Shortcuts to Success
  42. Erin's Plain Kate Debuts this September.
  43. The True Meaning of Smekday Reviewed
  44. Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals Reviewed
  45. The Magic Thief: Lost, Reviewed.
  46. Congratulations to Arthur Slade for Gaining a Hunchback
  47. Gods and Monsters and Titans, Oh, My!
    (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Reviewed)
  48. "Fear Me. I Control the Mighty Black Olive"
  49. So, You Want to be a Wizard?
    (The Young Wizards Series, Books 1-3, Reviewed)
  50. The Graveyard Book Reviewed
  51. Knife / Fairy Rebels: Spell Hunter Reviewed
  52. Pride and Prejudice. With Zombies.
  53. Getting to Know You...
    (The Magic Thief Reviewed)
  54. And the Walls Come Tumbling Down (Again)
  55. Family Literacy Day
  56. Jolted, by Arthur Slade, Reviewed
  57. Perseus' Odyssey (The Sea of Monsters Reviewed)
  58. Terry Pratchett's Nation Reviewed
  59. Breaking the Sky
    (Starclimber Reviewed)
  60. The People Behind the Politics of the Canadian Blogosphere - Week 4: Favourite Recipes
  61. BBAW: The Why of Blogging
  62. Ye, Gods! (The Lightning Thief Reviewed)
  63. Bite Me Stephanie Meyer!
    (Twilight Reviewed)
  64. Beginning the Long Trip Home
  65. Small Gods
  66. The Man Who Should Be Prime Minister
  67. When Cities Roam No More
    (A Darkling Plain Reviewed)
  68. I'll See Your Meme, and Raise You One
  69. Making PATHs
  70. Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell Reviewed
  71. Philip Reeve's World, Sixteen Years Later
    (Infernal Devices Reviewed)
  72. The Golden Compass: the Poop hits the Fan
  73. Prisoners in the Promised Land
  74. The Fall of Moist von Lipwig and the Rise of Ankh-Morpork
  75. Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)
  76. Entering Pratchett's World
    (Mort, Soul Music, the Hogfather and Thief of Time Reviewed)
  77. Searching for the next Harry Potter
  78. This City Lives
  79. Why Harry Potter Works
  80. Italo Calvino and Me
  81. Ice Dancing (Wintersmith Reviewed)
  82. Anchorage Returns to America
  83. Nancy Drew's Hip Granddaughter (Strange Times at Western High Reviewed)
  84. In Conversation with Kenneth Oppel
  85. Fairy Tales in Secret
  86. When Cities Walked the Earth (Mortal Engines Reviewed)
  87. Girl, 15, Charming but (not) Insane. Just Your Typical (funny) Teenager
  88. Edna Staebler (1906-2006)
  89. Harry Potter and the Fear of Christians
  90. Science Fiction and Fantasy Living Together (Milo's Wolves Reviewed)
  91. The Thief Lord
  92. Rainbow & Mr. Zed
  93. The Baby Bonus Has Arrived
  94. Mike Filey's Ninth Toronto Sketches Reviewed
  95. Deconstructing Dylan
  96. When Young Adult Fantasy Turns Adult (Hexwood Reviewed)
  97. Balyet
  98. Quick Hits - January 17
  99. Harry Potter Grows Up
  100. Time After Time (A Tale of Time City)
  101. A Hat Full of Sky
  102. Ach, Crivens! (Wee Free Men Reviewed)
  103. 20,000 Leagues Above the Sea
  104. 'Scuse me, while I break the sky!
  105. Speed Bumps Ahead
  106. Harry Potter and the Death of Trees
  107. Fifteen Conservatives Pick the Ten 'Most Harmful' Books of the Past Two Centuries
  108. Howl's Moving Castle
  109. TARDIS vs. Enterprise
  110. Why Are Zeppelins Making a Comeback in Children's Literature?
  111. Where's Harry Turtledove?
  112. Jay Currie is a Bigot?
  113. A Supporter of the Iraq War Repents
  114. Cloning Harry Potter
  115. Australia Rocks!
  116. We're Back!
  117. Important Books
  118. Fairy Tales in Secret
  119. Yesterday Was International Talk Like a Pirate Day
  120. Back to School
  121. I Have the G-G Winner In My Car (Well, Almost)
  122. The Order of the Phoenix and the Carpet
  123. Look Out! Here Comes Harry Potter!
  124. Ultramarine
  125. More Reviews, Reviews, Reviews
  126. Harry Potter and the Doorstop of Voldemort
  127. Neat Things
  128. Reviewing His Dark Materials Sequence V - Is Philip Pullman Really So Anti-Christian, and Why Do I Care?
  129. Reviewing His Dark Materials Sequence IV - Did Philip Pullman Really Kill God?
  130. Reviewing His Dark Materials Sequence III - Philip Pullman vs. Christianity
  131. Reviewing His Dark Materials Sequence II - Normal People (a.k.a. The Silent Majority of Christians, among others)
  132. Reviewing His Dark Materials Sequence I - Philip Pullman's Universe
  133. Pringles, Spam and Books
  134. Coraline
  135. John Ashcroft Reads?
  136. Daemon Sex!
  137. The Subtle Flaw
  138. Digging Into the Subtle Knife
  139. A Literary Minefield
  140. Back to School
  141. Random Thoughts on a Sunday Afternoon
  142. If Only They'd Banned the Books at Alexandria Instead...
  143. Hats Off to Ursula K. LeGuin
  144. Well, It Blows.
  145. The Chronicles of Crestomanci Series Reviewed
  146. I Hate Slytherin For All the Wrong Reasons
  147. Tea With the Black Dragon
  148. An Acceptable Time Review
  149. A House Like a Lotus Review
  150. A Swiftly Tilting Planet Review
  151. A Wind in the Door Review
  152. A Wrinkle in Time Review
  153. Biography of the Murry-O'Keefe Family, from 1956-2001