Category Archives: Non-Fiction

My Favourite Books of 2022

As usual, these are books I read in 2022, not necessarily books published in 2022. As a new parent, I have found it hard to make time for print books, so you’ll notice a lot of these I read as … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Feelings in Hannah McGregor’s Brilliant Book of Feminist Essays A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION

Among many other things, this book is a master class in the seamless integration of diverse tones, going from formal citations of Sara Ahmed to sentences like “Frankly, podcasting made me into a real hard-line bitch about open access”. Continue reading

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A Review of PEOPLE CHANGE by Vivek Shraya: “Our ideal self is actually holding us back, not propelling us forward.”

People Change is a very readable, thought-provoking book of essays that I gobbled up in one morning a few months ago. It’s a short book but Shraya covers a lot of ground, discussing change, reinvention, and fluidity through referencing fashion, … Continue reading

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My Favourite Reads of 2021

2021 was not my best reading year in recent times; there are lots of books I own or was sent by publishers that I’m excited about that I have not read yet! That’s because I spent most of last year … Continue reading

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12 (Mostly) Canadian Books about Racism, Anti-Blackness, and Anti-Racism, Plus Places to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Happy Pride Month! In honour of the original riot against police brutality that inspired Pride month and in support of #BlackLivesMatter I want to share two lists, one of people and organizations to donate to, and another of books. The … Continue reading

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