Freda and Maddy hail from the sun-washed, rain-soaked shores of Vancouver Island. We are a mother-daughter team with 21 years combined bookselling experience between us, as well as years of teaching, editing, and consulting in the world of language and literature. On this site you’ll find written and video reviews and critiques of new titles, as well as old favourites, lost loves, and newly discovered treasures. We offer private consultations, one-on-one tutoring in literacy and literary criticism, as well as talks and presentations for schools, book clubs, and community groups. We welcome questions and inquiries: please see our “contact” page for more details.