reintroduction – 2021 edition

Then, too, her imagination was full of pictures…scenes where he and she had been together.  CHARLOTTE BRONTË Hey there! Allow me to reintroduce myself to all of you lovely new readers who have been kind enough to join me here recently. ❤ I have been many things in my life so far–an academic, an assistant,Continue reading “reintroduction – 2021 edition”

wee reader 👶🏻💙

i don’t always read adult books. recently, i’ve been very interested in children’s lit. because of my 2 year old son (who has been interested in books from a young age — see below!) my husband & i purchased him a monthly book subscription from Mabel’s Fables bookstore in Toronto, and it was such aContinue reading “wee reader 👶🏻💙”

I Have Had ENOUGH!!! – My Thoughts on Institutionalized Religion

“We read the Bible how we want to read it. It doesn’t change, but we do.“ YAA GYASI Listen, I’m not here to rain on anyone’s post-Easter parade, but I think it’s about time we had a little chat about religion. Possibly my least favourite topic this side of “heaven”. Ugh, where do I evenContinue reading “I Have Had ENOUGH!!! – My Thoughts on Institutionalized Religion”

Hiya! – Reading Lifestyle Updates

Hello all! It’s me, Janille N G…back and ready to write! I have been remiss the last week, not uploading according to my “regular” schedule. But, that’s because A LOT has been going on at home: some redecoration, lots of growing on the part of my dear little boy, walks to the local park withContinue reading “Hiya! – Reading Lifestyle Updates”

A Bit About Me

Today’s piece of personal writing that I’d like to share with all of you isn’t exactly a creative piece, but it is a few lines I was really proud of writing. When I signed up for my Goodreads account way back when, I felt that I needed a short and snappy bio that would emphasizeContinue reading “A Bit About Me”


I have 0 tolerance for book BS at the moment. I mean it. I’ve DNF’d more books this year than is decent. I used to not DNF books at all, slogging through some pretty horrific stories.  But this year, something in me has snapped. My tolerance for bullshit in general recently has become very thin,Continue reading “B.S.”

I’m Back, Babes!

Hello and TGIF! I don’t have much to say today other than: I’m back, b!tchezzz! Things were looking a bit rough for my 2021 reading journey at the start of this month. I’ll be honest, I had a few false starts, DNFing 2 books in as many weeks because my mind just could not getContinue reading “I’m Back, Babes!”


Change is not something I have ever felt comfortable with.  Far from it. Change has always been something I avoided vehemently. Being out of my routine has been a real source of anxiety for me throughout my entire life. Some huge life events I’ve handled better than others (like moving in with my husband, gettingContinue reading “Changes”

The Old & The New

I haven’t written a blog post in a very long time. Mostly because I haven’t had any idea what to do with this space. 2020 was a trying year for all of us, and although I want to believe that I was largely very positive, optimistic and light-hearted, this whole situation has started to grateContinue reading “The Old & The New”