2020 Reads

The 13th Doctor is The Good Doctor

December 31, 2020

Doctor Who: The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson While we have been patiently waiting for new Doctor Who adventures on our television, I have been continuing her adventures through comics and novels. In this story, The Doctor and her companions save the [Keep Reading]

Don’t Blink, Here Comes 13!

December 30, 2020

Doctor Who: Tale of Two Time Lords – A Little Help From My Friends The 13th Doctor and her companions; Graham, Ryan and Yaz, had planned to visit Woodstock but somehow the TARDIS managed to bring them back to the time when the 10th Doctor and [Keep Reading]

Punctuation Matters (A Great Book)

December 27, 2020

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss Punctuation matters. Something as simple as leaving a comma out of a sentence can change the meaning in very humorous ways. Unfortunately, many people are making [Keep Reading]

A Good Neighborhood – A Great Read

December 26, 2020

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler I picked this one up from the library because it was on of NPR’s best books of the year. I was immediately hooked by the writing and the the author’s great use of foreshadowing. I knew something [Keep Reading]

10 Tips to Help You Learn More Effectively

December 26, 2020

The Surprising Truth About How We Learn And Why It Happens by Benedict Carey As a teacher and an advocate for life-long learning, I think it is important to look at the ways we learn so we can improve our practice at school and at home. That is why [Keep Reading]

Twelve Doctors of Christmas

December 10, 2020

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas This a a collection of short stories featuring each of the first twelve Doctors. Every story is accompanied with a full-page piece of art that beautifully captures the essence of the tale. I appreciated taking [Keep Reading]

The Canadian Comic Book War

December 9, 2020

The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest Back in the 1940s, it was hard to get a hold of the best comic books in Canada. During World War II, the War Exchange Conservation Act prevented those books from entering the country. As a result, a Canadian [Keep Reading]

Digital Culture Traveller

December 4, 2020

Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture by Jace Clayton aka DJ Rupture I took quite a few notes while reading this book. Here are a few of my favourite passages with a little commentary to boot. DJs are Essential “As a [Keep Reading]

A Great Series for Young Readers (and Runners)

November 26, 2020

I just finished reading all four books of Jason Reynolds’ track series. The first revolves around a character who has nicknamed himself Ghost. He’s been running his entire life, but mostly away from things. One day, he runs towards a [Keep Reading]

How to Talk to Kids

October 27, 2020

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish This book is a classic and I knew I had to reread it because I was sure there were bits of wisdom in it that I had forgotten or just needed to [Keep Reading]
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