LIBRARY

This is a (very) incomplete list of what I am currently reading (in chronological order). I will endeavour to keep it up to date and to retroactively add some of my favourites to the list. Happy reading!
The Vagina Bible
Dr. Jen Gunter

I've been steadily working my way through this one over the last three weeks. I have to say, as a non-vagina-haver, I am learning a lot about the mechanics of the vagina and it's accoutrements. Dr. Gunter writes in a concise, comprehensive, and appropriately humorous way. She has made reading what is essentially a user manual an interesting and informative experience. 

I'm also getting a lot of curiosity from my students (both male and female) when they see the book sitting at the front of my classroom. I've purchased some additional copies for my classroom library and they have instantly gone out on loan. 

Warlight
Michael Ondaatje

I really like Ondaatje, so I was excited to read this one. The first half was exactly what I was expecting. An intriguing, nostalgic narrative that had me hooked and I blew through the first hundred and twenty pages in less than twenty-four hours. By comparison, the second half really dragged. I just didn't have the same burning desire to get through the second half of the book and I finished the book feeling unsatisfied. I suppose that was the intended tone for the ending of the book but nevertheless, it didn't feel right. Ultimately, it was a fine book, although I probably won't need to read it again. 

Medicine Walk
Richard Wagamese

I really like Ondaatje, so I was excited to read this one. The first half was exactly what I was expecting. An intriguing, nostalgic narrative that had me hooked and I blew through the first hundred and twenty pages in less than twenty-four hours. By comparison, the second half really dragged. I just didn't have the same burning desire to get through the second half of the book and I finished the book feeling unsatisfied. I suppose that was the intended tone for the ending of the book but nevertheless, it didn't feel right. Ultimately, it was a fine book, although I probably won't need to read it again.