C’mon Papa: Dispatches From a Dad in the Dark by Ryan Knighton

Stars: ***** Knopf Canada, a division of Random House (2010)Nonfiction: Memoir/Biography/Parenting272 pages Summary: C’mon Papa is Ryan Knighton’s heartbreaking and hilarious voyage through the first year of fatherhood. Becoming a father is a stressful, daunting rite of passage to be sure, but for a blind father, the fears are unimaginably heightened. Ryan will have to… Read More »

Welcoming Spring with Picture Books

Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand Stars: **** Holiday House (2011) Summary: Excited that spring has finally arrived, Mole tries–unsuccessfully–to wake up Bear, but then he comes up with the perfect plan. This is the first book by Will Hillenbrand I’ve read but I’ll be on the lookout for more (and he’s certainly written a… Read More »

Confessions of a GP: a year of life, death & earwax by Dr. Benjamin Daniels

Stars:***** HarperCollins UK (2010)Adult Nonfiction/Memoir336 pages Summary: A woman troubled by pornographic dreams about Tom Jones. An 80 year-old man who can’t remember why he’s come to see the doctor. A woman with a common cold demanding (but not receiving) antibiotics. A man with a sore knee. A young woman who has been trying to… Read More »

Saving Women’s Hearts by Martha Gulati (Tour)

Stars: **** Wiley Publishing (2011) Adult Nonfiction: Health/Heart Disease 272 pages Summary: Mention the term “heart disease” and most people picture an overweight, middle-aged man. Yet the reality is that heart disease is the number one killer of women in North America, accounting for a third of all deaths in women and far surpassing the… Read More »