The Good Girl * Fiona Neill Book Review

After a good book like Reconstructing Amelia  I was slightly disappointed by Fiona Neill's take on teen drama in the Internet era and the dangers of posting compromising material about oneself online. While Amelia's story was more focused on the aftermath of bullying, Romy's story is focused on the how and why's and the family … Continue reading The Good Girl * Fiona Neill Book Review

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Tips from Amy Poehler on How to be a good Mom and Wife

Make sure he’s grateful to be with you. Your boobs won’t be as big as mine but you will be happy about that as you get older. Always tell people when they do a good job. Always have a messy purse. Guilt works. You are the smartest and best. Monty Python is funny. Be nice … Continue reading Tips from Amy Poehler on How to be a good Mom and Wife

Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

"Home Burial" is one of Robert Frost's longest poems, and it can also be considered one of his most emotionally disturbing ones. "Home Burial," published in 1914, tells the story of a married couple fighting after their baby has died. It's written mostly in dialogue, so it sounds like real people talking. But this is … Continue reading Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel … Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

I read this lovely book while sitting on a 2h commute and I think I laughed and I cried and I felt like having a baby just here and now.  I recommend this book to any new mother to be - either by adopting, using a carrier mommy or even by carrying the little bundle … Continue reading Chicken Soup for the Mother’s soul * 101 Stories

Cat’s eye by Margaret Atwood

I think I have a new favourite book! Margaret Atwood has this way of talking about relationships between men and women and women and other women that cuts through the surface and presents a raw image of raw emotions (Margaret Atwood -The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood - Life before man, The edible woman - Margaret Atwood,The Handmaid's Tale … Continue reading Cat’s eye by Margaret Atwood

Stephen King * Carrie

Carrie stood among [the girls] stolidly, a frog among swans. She was a chunky girl with pimples on her neck and back and buttocks, her wet hair completely without color. Imagine you were an ugly duckling in school and your mom was a religious fanatic who thought that pregnancies were the direct result of sex … Continue reading Stephen King * Carrie

The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)

Recently I read the chilling tale of a murderous mother in Sharp Objects and I was interested to see what I could find regarding the Munchausen syndrome. The Americans had the city of Kansas and the story of the Wizard of Oz (a bit different from the Wizard of Glass). The Germans had The Baron Of … Continue reading The Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (with Sharp Objects Excerpt)

Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn Book Review

After the pleasant surprise I had reading "Dark Places" and "Gone Girl", I thought nothing I read from Gillian Flynn would convince me more of the basic evil-ness of the human species. I was wrong. So Wrong. I prayed after every chapter for it to be fiction. I hope such a town and such people … Continue reading Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn Book Review

White Oleander * Janet Fitch

What would you do if your mother was taken away? Just before those precious years of adolescence, your dear and beloved mother would be jailed for killing her lover. For poisoning him with the stems of the Oleander flower. What would you do if you were cast from house to house, from foster family to … Continue reading White Oleander * Janet Fitch