Book Review: ‘Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, & What Matters In The End’ By Atul Gawande | Changing Pages

I would say to read this book. It may make you despair, but it may also make you think sensibly about your own future or the future of those you love.

Book Review: ‘The Bees By Laline Paull’ | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

This is one of the most innovative and imaginative novels I have read in a very long time. Abandon yourself to the magic and dive right in. I can fairly confidently say you’ll never look at a bee in quite the same way again.

Book Review: ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ By Katherine Arden | I’ve Read This #WomenWriters

Another aspect of this novel that I really enjoyed was the winter setting and atmosphere. Arden does a superb job of creating a visceral environment for the reader. I felt the cold when outdoors with the characters and I reveled in the warm firelight that they huddled around at night. #WomenWriters

Book Review: ‘This Sweet Sickness’ By Patricia Highsmith | Changing Pages #WomenWriters

She was known to be keen to show that right does not necessarily prevail and in fact justice is often not done. This book does both of these things cleverly. #WomenWriters

Book Review: ‘Adventures Of A Terribly Greedy Girl’ By Kay Plunkett-Hogge | Changing Pages #Foodie #WomenWriters

This book was bought for me by a friend. She had read a pre-release review and immediately thought of me. Now I’m not sure if I should be offended or not. Greedy, moi? Surely not.

Book Review: ‘Today Will Be Different’ By Maria Semple | I’ve Read This #WomenWriters

“Her snarky attitude is something I really liked as well — and the fact that she does naughty things, like steal a key chain from a young mom that irritates her.” #WomanWriters

“Excerpt: School Of Verse By David Orr” | Signature’s ‘The Writer’s Guide to Poetry’ #OnWriting

This week, in celebration of Poetry Month, I’ll be chatting about writing by reviewing snippets of Signature’s The Writer’s Guide to Poetry — A highly recommended read for any-level writer. #Poetry

If taking the road less traveled doesn’t mean what we’ve all thought it meant, then I don’t know of a better example of romanticization and the disappointment felt from high expectations. Perhaps avoiding this kind of disappointment is what author David Orr wants to share with us in his excerpt about dismantling poetic expectations and stereotypes.

Book Review: ‘nEvermore!’ Edited By Nancy Kilpatrick & Caro Soles | I’ve Read This

There’s a wide range of writers that have contributed to this book; big names like Margaret Atwood and Kelley Armstrong are mixed in with many I’ve never heard of — but this variety made the collection so much better.

Book Review: ‘Five Deaths And Two Ghosts’ By Sarah-Louise Knight | Changing Pages

“Short stories are a great way of either getting back into reading after a reading slump or encouraging new readers. Ghost stories are not my usual genre of choice but I loved these as they had just the right amount of fear and uncertainty”

Book Review: ‘How To Build a Girl’ By Caitlin Moran | Changing Pages

If you have read Caitlin Moran before, you will know what I mean when I say this is very “Caitlin Moran”. This book brilliantly captures teenage awkwardness and embarrassment, and it has made me squirm as I relived some awful teenage girl moments that composed of raging hormones and out-of-control emotions.

Book Review: ‘Everything I Never Told You’ By Celeste Ng | I’ve Read This

“I’m not going to babble on about how great this book is because you should take this new found time to go buy it. Go to your local independent bookstore, pick it up from the library, or get it online. Just do it.” — Anne Logan