A Small Madness is a wonderful piece of literature; beautifully written, accessible for pre-teens and teens, and shockingly well-paced for such a short read. I highly recommend this for parents especially because it reminds us why non-judgmental communication is so important.
I doubt you’ve read anything like this; I certainly hadn’t. It’s essentially a private diary that spans the course of a year, written by an 83 year-old man in a nursing home. It’s apparently fiction (although who can really say for sure?) and it is laugh out loud funny.
It’s a story told from the perspective of a young boy (Louis) whose parents are separated, seemingly over his father’s alcoholism.
Mitzi is a screen name, the woman behind the blog is actually the little-known Sarah Lundy, a mother of two who is better known by the PTA as the mom who doesn’t volunteer as much as she should.
Well I’m excited to announce that I recently had my first book review printed; a copy can be found online should you wish to see it now. I reviewed Sharon Butala’s second memoir titled Where I Live Now: A Journey Through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope. Spoiler alert-I really enjoyed it!
Accompanying a video, Anne Logan’s Holiday Advent Calendar shows one book review everyday, following the Advent Calendar. If you’re a fan of holiday countdowns, be sure to catch up on Anne Logan’s reviews from last week and from the very beginning!
Sometimes we miss out on some amazing titles that don’t make it on these lists, so for my most recent book segment on the CBC, I wanted to draw attention to the hidden gems that are still worth our time.