How We Fight For Our Lives

People don’t just happen. We sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The “I” it seems doesn’t exist until we are able to say, “I am no longer yours.” In How We Fight for Our Lives, acclaimed poet Saeed Jones tells the story of growing up a black…

Missing From The Village: The Story of Serial Killer Bruce McArthur, the Search for Justice, and the System that Failed Toronto’s Queer Community

In his book MISSING FROM THE VILLAGE, author Justin Ling explores the deaths in Toronto’s queer community of eight men by the hands of convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur.  Ling had spent years researching several unexplained disappearances in the Village believing there to be a serial killer on the loose.  Over time, he would occasionally…

Beauties

In BEAUTIES, author and sportscaster James Duthie sits down with (well, in the era of COVID, takes phone calls from) a wide variety of folks asking of them just one thing, “tell me a great hockey story”.  A fairly simple request that leads to some truly excellent stories, but to label the whole book as…

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best selling author, funeral director and YouTube sensation Caitlin Doughty, answers questions received from children (of the organic, free range type – her words, not mine) curious about death.  Did you ever wonder what happens to an astronaut who dies in space?  Curious about the various colors that…

Me Talk Pretty One Day

It’s always a treat when I get to sit down with a new David Sedaris book – well, one that is new to me anyway.  While I much prefer to listen to a Sedaris audiobook than read one, it’s gotten to the point now where I can hear David’s voice in my head while reading.…

The 2020 Top Ten!

I think we can all agree that 2020 sucked, right?  Well, if there are any positives to be gained from this garbage fire of a year it’s that I had more time than ever to read.  As of this writing, I have read 95 books!  I’m hoping to get to 100 before January 1st (which…

A Promised Land

A Promised Land is the first of two volumes from former President Barack Obama on his time as commander-in-chief. A Promised Land begins with a brief history of Obama’s early years that would lead him to pursue a career in public service.  Starting as a state senator in Illinois before launching into what would become…