Home Child by Barbara Haworth-Attard |Review

6281019This is the fourth book I have read by Barbara Haworth-Attard. I met her once in 2009. She did a Q&A at my college. I’m always drawn to her books when I see them. She writes about locations that I know, and I always get excited when books mention places I’ve been too or lived in, like London, Ontario. I’m weird. They’re always easy to read and are usually historical fiction. Quick bursts of history. So if you like that kinda thing…

I knew of Home Children, (not realizing that’s what they were called), but I knew enough to know this happened in our history. I never got all the details, and never did much research. It didn’t really cross my mind as something I should have paid attention too, but I knew British children were being shipped to Canada. My great-grandfather was one. He was 12.

This book kinda gives you some details about it. Although fictional it is based on some true events. The family in this story frustrates me. Arthur is pretty much a slave they picked up for free. He’s a CHILD. ugh. The mother and oldest daughter make me the most mad. Stupid old-timey people. I couldn’t imagine treating a child so poorly. And to know that in real life they were treated worse just blows my mind. What the hell Canada?!


The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi |Review

I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.

 It is a super cute story. Just a nice innocent story. No drama or climax, just a story. It was a nice change of pace.  I love the cute little drawings. Perry sounds like a kid I’d wanted to babysit, and I hate children. 

It’s sweet that Perry wanted to spend so much time with her grandmother, and she made friends with the other residents of the home. I want to see her completed book! 

I really liked it, I think it’s worth a chance. 

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren |Review

19302So here is one of those things that I feel pressured to like because its seen as a “classic”. Well, I don’t like Pippi. I find her incredibly irritating. I gave it a go though. I feel bad, I should like this, I just don’t. If she was a real person I’d cross the street to avoid her. Ugh.

I remember not liking the cartoon when I was a child, I thought as an adult I could appreciate her more. Nope. I don’t find her cute, or quirky, or funny. Just irritating.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K Rowling |Review


29363501I just love the cover of this book. Holy poo! The illustrations inside are adorable and I love them too.

I think I like all this reading-screenplays-thing. I haven’t watched the film since it was in theatres, so this was refreshing and familiar all at the same time. I love all the extra notes and directions, it brings a little something more to the story that you may have missed in the film.

I Love Newt so much. He’s adorable. I am not a big fan of Tina however. If she liked Newt why did she keep trying to turn him in? I DON’T GET IT! I also love Jacob and Queenie together. Wonderful!

Can’t wait for the next instalment.

August Wrap Up

Didn’t get a whole lot accomplished this month. Hopefully next month will be a bit better. My haul list is depressing compared to the last few months. Ah!


  • Nujeen: One Girls Incrediable Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair by Nujeen Mustafa and Christina Lamb
  • Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • Conversations with JK Rowling by Lindsey Fraser
  • Clockwork by Philip Pullman



  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling
  • Something Like Happy by Eva Woods
  • The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle by Judy Hall