How to Write a Book Review Worth Reading

Writing book reviews seems easy - just talk about the book, and whether you liked it or didn't like it and why. It's common to forget that a review (a critical perspective on a text) should have an argument it's trying to prove. There must be commentary, not just summary. In an effort to clarify … Continue reading How to Write a Book Review Worth Reading

Cover Design: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Fantastic Beasts 2 dropped this week, proving that the Harry Potter mania is not yet over. I first stumbled across Harry at a Scholastic Book Fair (yup!) in my small town. The name Harry Potter sounded so undeniably British to me, and I brought the book to my grandmother, a Trinidadian woman who had lived … Continue reading Cover Design: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Three Books to Read About Modern Witchcraft Instead of Getting Arrested for Practicing It

Halloween may be over, but the nightmare is just beginning for two Canadian women who are being charged with pretending to practice witchcraft. Section 365 of the Canadian criminal code states that:  Every one who fraudulently (a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration, (b) undertakes, for a consideration, to … Continue reading Three Books to Read About Modern Witchcraft Instead of Getting Arrested for Practicing It